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Todd Simpson
post Jun 2 2012, 06:52 PM
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VIDEO CHAT LESSON 112 - (Lesson #12 Redux) SLIDING PATTERNS AND ALTERNATE PICKING


GMC LESSON 112 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson112

CLICK HERE TO JOIN CHAT ROOM @ 5PM EST 10PM GMT
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FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

HERE IS THE CUSTOM OVERLOUD TH1 TRIODE PATCH FOR TODAY
-Added EQ Pedal for presence
-Stacked Expanders for picking emphasis.
Attached File  112TH1.xml.zip ( 9.62K ) Number of downloads: 56

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Last time during our chat we came up with an impromptu lesson that broke down the basics of "Double Picking" (picking each note of a pattern/scale twice). And everyone got it! So I"ve made a couple of quick bits to canonize the event. It makes the whole thing seem way easy!

THE SECRET: The secret to double picking is to separate your hands in your mind and start your right hand picking just at a constant speed. To this point, we are going to pick without moving our left hand. Just bar the notes in this example.


DOUBLE PICK DEMO

Attached File  DoubleDemo.gp5 ( 1.52K ) Number of downloads: 50

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Very simple and now your double picking! You know what it means and you know how to do it! Congrats smile.gif

Attached File  DoubleDemo.gp5 ( 1.52K ) Number of downloads: 50

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Now let's add one simple finger motion and your "Double Picking" a shape.

Attached File  DoubleDemo2.gp5 ( 1.62K ) Number of downloads: 45

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That's all there is to it smile.gif Now let's add a SLIDE to our Alternate Picking work and then, Double, then TRIPLE PICK IT!

SLIDING ALTERNATE PICKING

FIrst up! Single String, Minor Pattern, Alternate Picked. (Alternate Each Pick Strike!) Lets

-Try it on different Strings
-Palm Mute it

Attached File  112a.gp5 ( 1.62K ) Number of downloads: 45

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DOUBLE PICKING

Let's DOUBLE PICK this same pattern.

-Double Pick
-Try it on different Strings
-Palm Mute it

Attached File  112b.gp5 ( 1.81K ) Number of downloads: 49

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TRIPLE PICKING

Let's TRIPLE PICK this same pattern. Just pick each note three times, as it's tabbed.

-Double Pick
-Try it on different Strings
-Palm Mute it

Attached File  112c.gp5 ( 2K ) Number of downloads: 52

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BONUS BIT

Let's REVERSE DIRECTIONS!

Attached File  112d.gp5 ( 1.6K ) Number of downloads: 52

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post Jun 2 2012, 11:32 PM
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post Jun 9 2012, 07:32 PM
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VIDEO CHAT LESSON 113 - (Lesson #13 Redux) "INVERSIONS" AND ALTERNATE PICKING IN CONTEXT


GMC LESSON 113 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson113

CLICK HERE TO JOIN CHAT ROOM @ 5PM EST 10PM GMT
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FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

HERE IS THE CUSTOM OVERLOUD TH1 TRIODE PATCH FOR TODAY
-Two Patches in this Bank!
-One with EQ FIRST in Pedal Chain
-One with EQ LAST in Pedal Chain (Compare these to see how EQ placement in the signal chain impacts tone)

Attached File  TH__TRIODE_113.xml.zip ( 2.29K ) Number of downloads: 34


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INVERSIONS IN CONTEXT WITH ALTERNATE PICKING ( A MIinor)

We've been working on our ALTERNATE PICKING and we have worked on INVERSIONS. Let's combine these. Each SINGLE PICK workout is meant for Strict Alternate Picking (No Economic or Legato). When we move to DOUBLE PICK sections in the tablature, all bets are off and any way that works for your hand works for the bit.

Here we go!
-Keep the thumb in the center of the neck if possible.
-Use a sharp pick if possible.
-Sit in "classical" position if possible.
-Palm Mute EVERYTHING.

Attached File  113a.gp5 ( 1.59K ) Number of downloads: 45

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Attached File  113b.gp5 ( 1.59K ) Number of downloads: 37

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Attached File  113c.gp5 ( 1.73K ) Number of downloads: 38

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Attached File  113d.gp5 ( 2.05K ) Number of downloads: 38

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Attached File  113e.gp5 ( 1.58K ) Number of downloads: 36

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Attached File  113f.gp5 ( 1.58K ) Number of downloads: 36

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Attached File  113g.gp5 ( 1.73K ) Number of downloads: 40

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Attached File  113h.gp5 ( 2.05K ) Number of downloads: 38

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Attached File  113i.gp5 ( 2.85K ) Number of downloads: 45

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Play these with a metronome and keep good form. Once you get used to the pattern move it around and see about increasing precision and speed. This last bit will work as a solo lick for any Song/Section in the key of A Minor or A Pentatonic.

Practice!

Todd

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post Jun 10 2012, 02:20 AM
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Here is a BACKING TRACK with an EXAMPLE SOLO for the lick we worked on in LESSON 113. Enjoy!

With Solo Example
http://soundcloud.com/techniqueswithtodd/gmc113soloexample

Downloadable Backing Track Only

http://soundcloud.com/techniqueswithtodd/113backing

Record something and let me hear you rip it up! smile.gif

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post Jun 10 2012, 04:52 PM
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Hi Todd, there's one picture missing! 111c I believe, on lesson 111 cool.gif

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post Jun 16 2012, 06:19 PM
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**TODD HERE smile.gif POSTING THE NOTES NOW ABOUT 1:00, SEE YOU IN CHAT @ 5:00 ONCE THE FILES ARE UP AND READY! WORKING ON A SPIFF PATCH FOR TH1.

VIDEO CHAT LESSON 114 - (Lesson #14 Redux) "LINEAR SCALES (Sans Traverse) AND BUILDING SPEED"


GMC LESSON 114 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson113

CLICK HERE TO JOIN CHAT ROOM @ 5PM EST 10PM GMT
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FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg


TH1 TRIODE PATCH FOR TODAY
-New Stacking of Pedal Sequence to focus on presence.
-More stereo spread
-Dense reverb room tone

Attached File  114_Th1_Triode.xml.zip ( 2.68K ) Number of downloads: 35

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P.S. Using a NEW PICK today. Vinnie made me some Custom "Black" Switchblade Buffed/Sharpened Picks. I love these. These would make a GREAT training pick even if you just used them during our lessons and when working on AP training.

(These are CUSTOM made at this point and not on the menu at the web site. I'm hoping he makes them a permanent product as he did with the original switchblade buffed that he'd customized )
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BACKING FOR TODAY smile.gif
Attached File  113Backing.mp3 ( 1.04MB ) Number of downloads: 40


PEDAL TONE AND LINEAR SCALES

We have worked on "Pedal Tones" in the past so this should be familiar. "Pedal Point/Tone" is a Baroque Classical technique of returning to a single note while playing a scale. Seen often in Beethoven's Fuge pieces for example.

Let's look at our first shape. Single string, STRICT Alternate Picking!

-Let's try this on other strings as well.

Attached File  114a.gp5 ( 1.8K ) Number of downloads: 35

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Now Let's combine SINGLE and DOUBLE PICK STRIKES!

-Let's again try it on other strings.

Attached File  114b.gp5 ( 1.99K ) Number of downloads: 38

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Now let's DOUBLE PICK all of it.

-Let's again try it on other strings.

Attached File  114c.gp5 ( 2.18K ) Number of downloads: 38

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Now let's Reverse it!

Attached File  114d.gp5 ( 1.8K ) Number of downloads: 41

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-Let's again try it on other strings.

Reverse with Single/Double Pick

-Let's again try it on other strings.

Attached File  114e.gp5 ( 1.99K ) Number of downloads: 35

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Reverse all Double Pick

Attached File  114f.gp5 ( 2.18K ) Number of downloads: 32

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Now the BOSS LEVEL! Down and Back!

-Let's again try it on other strings.
-Let's Double Pick it!

Attached File  114g.gp5 ( 2.18K ) Number of downloads: 36

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Well done! smile.gif

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post Jun 23 2012, 09:13 PM
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VIDEO CHAT LESSON 115 - (Lesson #15 Redux) ECONOMIC PICKING VS MULTI PICKING (DOUBLE, ETC.)


GMC LESSON 115 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson115

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FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg


TH1 TRIODE PATCH FOR TODAY
Attached File  Th1_GMC115.xml.zip ( 3.37K ) Number of downloads: 38


GUITAR RIG 4 PATCH FOR TODAY
Attached File  StereoMonsterLead.ksd.zip ( 6.19K ) Number of downloads: 39


BOSS ME25 PATCH BANK FOR TODAY
Attached File  Todd_10_ME25_Patches.m2l.zip ( 935bytes ) Number of downloads: 40


WARMING UP WITH ECONOMIC PICKING

Let's employ our "TRIPEGGIO" to warm up with. TAKE NOTE OF THE PICKING PATTERN IN THE TABLATURE. Two Down Strokes and a Hammer On/Pull Off to complete.

Attached File  115warmup.gp5 ( 1.53K ) Number of downloads: 36

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ECONOMIC PICKING

*Let's work on our "Economic Picking" a bit today. This is about using two strokes of similar type in sequence. In this case, two DOWN STROKES to start the bit off.

*To keep it from being too easy/boring, there is a bit of a STREEEEEETTTTCCHH! smile.gif

Attached File  115a.gp5 ( 1.53K ) Number of downloads: 34

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Let's
-March it up and down the neck (All the way to the first fret, EARN IT!)

VS DOUBLE PICKING

Let's "Double Pick" this same shape. Pick twice per note. Let's ALTERNATE PICK this and notice how it feels different.

Attached File  115b.gp5 ( 1.6K ) Number of downloads: 42

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Let's
-March it up and down the neck (All the way to the first fret, EARN IT!)

VS QUAD PICKING!!!!!


Let's "Quad Pick" this same shape. Pick four times per note. Let's ALTERNATE PICK this.

Attached File  115c.gp5 ( 1.6K ) Number of downloads: 45

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Let's
-March it up and down the neck (All the way to the first fret, EARN IT!)


TURNING UP THE WICK A BIT (AND ADDING INVERSIONS FOR FUN)
Let's try a shape that has TWO ECONOMIC bits in it. One bit with TWO DOWNSTROKES and another bit with TWO UPSTROKES. You should be comfy with Economic picking for Down and Upstrokes. And for added fun, let's toss in some of our INVERSION work from last time. Here goes!

Attached File  115d.gp5 ( 1.53K ) Number of downloads: 41

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Let's
-March it up and down the neck (All the way to the first fret, EARN IT!)

CRAZY TOWN: DOUBLE PICKING WITH INVERSIONS

Let's try this shape DOUBLE PICKED (Pick twice per note) using ALTERNATE PICKING.

Attached File  115e.gp5 ( 1.6K ) Number of downloads: 37

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CONGRATS! You made it to the end without your arm falling off or your hand catching fire! YOU RAWK!

Todd

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VIDEO CHAT LESSON 116 - (Lesson #16 Redux)
COMPLEX TRIAD BASED SHAPES AND ECONOMIC PICKING WHILE TRAVERSING STRINGS




GMC LESSON 116 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson116

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FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

AMPLITUDE FREE PRESET

*You can download AMPLITUDE FREE here (for free with enough gear in it for this preset) here
http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/downl...TMzA%3D&E=Y

Sound Sample
http://soundcloud.com/techniqueswithtodd/116-amplitude-free-demo
Preset
Attached File  AMPLITUDE_FREE_TODD.at3p.zip ( 1.82K ) Number of downloads: 42


!!!!!!!!!!HOW TO INSTALL AMPLITUDE PRESETS ON PC!!!!!!!!!!

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1.)Download the patch/preset and unzip it if needed.
2.)Copy the patch/preset in to
Documents\IK Multimedia\AmpliTube 3\Presets\
3.)Close and restart Amplitude or the host daw.
4.)That should work smile.gif

I"m on a Mac so I"m going on what I found on the web. If anyone has issues hit me up!

OVERLOUD TH1 DJENT PRESET
Attached File  116TH1_Djent.xml.zip ( 3.92K ) Number of downloads: 33

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BONUS OVERLOUD TH1 LEAD PRESET
Attached File  116_TH1_Lead_Patch.xml.zip ( 4.26K ) Number of downloads: 33


WARMING UP TO THE NEW SHAPE

This should be familiar. Just a bit different shape.

Attached File  116a.gp5 ( 1.48K ) Number of downloads: 34

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-Use Two Down Strokes for the first two notes.
-Hammer on and pull off with the pinky for the next two.

-Let's march this up the neck.

IT'S COMPLICATED

Last lesson we worked on TRIADS and TRIPEGGIOS a bit. This time, we are going to play some patterns that are a bit more complex. Let's dig in.

Attached File  116b.gp5 ( 1.53K ) Number of downloads: 36

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-Notice there are TWO SETS OF ECONOMIC PICKING STROKES
-Two down strokes, then later, two up strokes. (Try to keep this strict, it will help you loop this pattern)

-Let's march this up the neck.

IT'S MORE COMPLICATED

Let's turn up the wick. Try to use two down strokes to start, but after that follow your own instincts and see if the outcome feels comfortable. Hopefully by now, your developing a "Sense of Picking".

Attached File  116c.gp5 ( 1.52K ) Number of downloads: 36

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-Let's march this up the neck.

IT'S REALLY COMPLICATED

Let's make it a bit more interesting.

Attached File  116d.gp5 ( 1.6K ) Number of downloads: 39

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-Let's move it down the neck.

COMPLEXITY IS FUN

It will start sounding a bit like an etude now. Here we go.

Attached File  116e.gp5 ( 1.82K ) Number of downloads: 45

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-And march it around.

NOW IT SEEMS SIMPLE!

By now our hardest bit will seem easy!

Attached File  116e.gp5 ( 1.82K ) Number of downloads: 45

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And let's play each bit twice, which will make it easier to loop.

Attached File  116f.gp5 ( 2.12K ) Number of downloads: 38

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BONUS ROUND!

For BONUS POINTS/HOMEWORK POINTS, Double Pick (Strike Twice Per Note) 116E. You RAWK


Todd

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VIDEO CHAT LESSON 117 - (Lesson #17 Redux)
SECRETS OF "SHRED" (Tools of the Trade)




GMC LESSON 117 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson117

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FINGER YOGA!
Let�s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

AMPLITUDE 3/FREE PRESET

*You can download AMPLITUDE FREE here (for free with enough gear in it for this preset) here
http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/downl...TMzA%3D&E=Y

!!!!!!!!!!HOW TO INSTALL AMPLITUDE PRESETS ON PC!!!!!!!!!!

Pretty crucial smile.gif

1.)Download the patch/preset and unzip it if needed.
2.)Copy the patch/preset in to
Documents\IK Multimedia\AmpliTube 3\Presets\
3.)Close and restart Amplitude or the host daw.
4.)That should work smile.gif

*You can use the PRESET EXCHANGE to get my preset and tons of others!

http://www.ikmultimedia.com/userarea/prese...#test_popup_690

http://soundcloud.com/techniqueswithtodd/117-patch-amplitude-3-free

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OVERLOUD TH1 PRESET (MORE MIDS) ( With Soldano Cabinet!)

http://soundcloud.com/techniqueswithtodd/th1-117-djenty
Attached File  117_TH1_SOLDANO.xml.zip ( 4.99K ) Number of downloads: 40


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PREPPING TO SHRED!

There are many "Tricks to the Trade" in Shredding. It's a broader term than you might think. Much like how "Djent" became it's own Genre, Shred has evolved over time. It still has a connotation of fast/semi crazy/yet precise playing.

One (of many) ways to achieve this "sound" is to make use of repeated notes. When played at speed, notes in a scale can be repeated in certain ways and yet sound almost like new notes being played. That's what we will explore today. Let's get started.

Here is our first shape. Follow your instincts on picking here. Try to Alternate Pick and feel free to use economic where it works for you. By now, after 100 + lessons, hopefully the mechanics of picking are sinking in.

Attached File  117a.gp5 ( 1.68K ) Number of downloads: 37

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Let's
-Play this at various speeds
-March it up and down the neck

QUIZ: What scale does this bring to mind?


FINGER SHIFTING

Let's add a finger shift and a bit of a strech in.
Attached File  117b.gp5 ( 1.7K ) Number of downloads: 39

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Let's
-Play this at various speeds
-March it up and down the neck


GOING WIDE

Attached File  117c.gp5 ( 1.68K ) Number of downloads: 39

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Let's
-Play this at various speeds
-March it up and down the neck


GOING ALL THE WAY

Let's work on one of our FAV scales, A MINOR using this type of fingering.

Attached File  117d.gp5 ( 2.18K ) Number of downloads: 41

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Let's
-Play this at various speeds
-March it up and down the neck

BONUS: Let's DOUBLE PICK THIS!

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VIDEO CHAT LESSON 118 - (Lesson #1 Redux)
ACTUALLY PLAYING A SOLO/LEAD!




GMC LESSON 118 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson_118


OVERLOUD TH1/TH2 Patch Collection

Today's patch has 3 patches in one. Enjoy smile.gif Here are a couple of examples and the patch.


Here is an OVERLOUD TH-1 Patch I"ve been working on (lower gain, phaser, delay) Here is a sample on soundcloud.com

Better tone won't make you a better player, but it will make your tone sound better smile.gif

Phasey Lead
http://soundcloud.com/techniqueswithtodd/free-custom-patch-overloud-th1

Chorus Lead
http://soundcloud.com/techniqueswithtodd/custom-amplitude-patch-demo-1

DOWNLOAD THE PATCH!
Attached File  118_TripleThread.xml.zip ( 6.77K ) Number of downloads: 32



SOLO TIME!

Let's take some time to try to apply some of our recent work in to actually playing a solo. Let's make some licks that combine recent bits of work and actual solo licks. Let's work through these and then play them with our backing.

Attached File  118a.gp5 ( 1.74K ) Number of downloads: 37

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Attached File  118b.gp5 ( 1.76K ) Number of downloads: 36

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Attached File  118c.gp5 ( 2.03K ) Number of downloads: 36

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Attached File  118d.gp5 ( 1.96K ) Number of downloads: 35

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Attached File  118e.gp5 ( 1.96K ) Number of downloads: 36

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Attached File  118f.gp5 ( 1.6K ) Number of downloads: 35

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And here is our backing! Download and RIP IT UP!
Attached File  Lesson118.mp3 ( 3.29MB ) Number of downloads: 34


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GMC LESSON 119 - TAPPED TO DEATH

GMC LESSON 119 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson119

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Let's warm up and get going!

FINGER YOGA!
Let�s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg


This weeks OVERLOUD patch is a much simpler version of our usual GAIN DEATH!

Attached File  119_Overloud.xml.zip ( 7.64K ) Number of downloads: 29


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TAPPING OUR BRAINS OUT

Let's revisit our TAPING/HAMMERING work a bit. Not to be boring, we are going to skip standard tapping and and use

FOUR FINGER TAPPING TECHNIQUE


as our first bit.

Attached File  119a.gp5 ( 1.84K ) Number of downloads: 31

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Now then, onward! Let's do a bit of a Baroque piece using four finger tapping!

Attached File  119b.gp5 ( 1.63K ) Number of downloads: 29

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Attached File  119c.gp5 ( 1.63K ) Number of downloads: 32

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Attached File  119d.gp5 ( 1.63K ) Number of downloads: 36

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Now let's play all three of these bits together and speed it up a bit and DOUBLE TAP!!!! With our first finger.

FOR CHRISTIAN:
Here is the link to the SSL Xorcism Free VST Plugin!
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GMC LESSON 120 - OLYMPIC PENTATONIC "TONIC" OF DEATH

GMC LESSON 120 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson120

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Let's warm up and get going!

FINGER YOGA!
Let's do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

TH1 TH2 PATCH FOR TODAY

Attached File  120TH1_TH2.xml.zip ( 8.01K ) Number of downloads: 32


After chasing off most everyone last week with our insanity, I thought I'd impart a bit more spiff and a bit less HELL in to this lesson. These are licks that will help you gain precision/speed/agility, and they leverage the work you've done on your left hand. We don't have to pick each and every note here and we don't have to do an 8 fret stretch. So we are still gonna work it, but hopefully in a way that everyone can dig.


FIRST UP!

STRIKE ONCE HAMMER MANY

For this shape, strike only the OPEN STRING and hammer on the rest. Lets work up some speed here.

****YES THOSE ARE SIXTEENTH NOTES!!!!!!!!

Attached File  120a.gp5 ( 1.63K ) Number of downloads: 38

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STRIKE ONCE HAMMER VERY MANY

One of my fav "Shredder Tricks" is to use repeated notes to give a nice busy feel to a given lick. Don't over use this. But give it a shot in this modification of our first lick (Still strike only the open string). Again, YES THOSE ARE SIXTEENTH NOTES! smile.gif YOU CAN DO IT SOLDIER!

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STRIKE ONCE HAMMER MANY THEN GO BACK AND FORTH

Another "Shredder Trick" is our "Back and Forth" technique where we back track in a given scale then move forward again. Let's apply that to our bit that we've been working with.

Attached File  120c.gp5 ( 1.82K ) Number of downloads: 34

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Now for the bit that's actually a Scale. A PENTATONIC to be exact. More of our open bits, strike only on the open string. Now try to see how we can add the other bits we've learned to this pattern?

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ONE VIDEO FOR EVERY LESSON! smile.gif

I'm going back through my SHRED JOURNEY lessons and making a video demonstration for each one. I"ve got up through LESSON 9 now and it will be added to the wiki soon. Here is the Video for LESSON 9 featuring me in Black and White, and my FRETLIGHT in BRIGHT BLUE!



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GMC LESSON 121 - ALTERNATE PICKING LEAD/RYTHM

GMC LESSON 120 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson121

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Let's warm up and get going!

FINGER YOGA!
Let's do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

THIS WEEKS CUSTOM GUITAR PATCH!

Guitar Rig 4/5: Crazy Train
*Inspired by Randy and his signature Marshall on 11 sound.

Attached File  Crazy_Train_.ksd.zip ( 5.31K ) Number of downloads: 35


http://soundcloud.com/techniqueswithtodd/guitar-rig-4-5-custom-patch

FIRST UP!

Alterate picking licks can work in Lead and Rythm playing. Let's examine our "Back and Forth" technique and play a pattern that might be used in a solo or as a looped practice lick to help our SHRED.

Attached File  121a.gp5 ( 1.59K ) Number of downloads: 31

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Let's
-March it up the neck
-Try it on different string
-Palm mute it

DOUBLE YOUR FUN!

That was too easy! Let's DOUBLE PICK (Strike every note twice) the same shape. Here is a vid to show what your hand should be doing when you DOUBLE PICK. Look at the angle of the right hand, notice how it's not overly tense and doesn't look angry like it's trying to break the strings. Also notice how little movement there is at speed.



Attached File  121a_double.gp5 ( 1.77K ) Number of downloads: 31

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Let's
-March it up the neck
-Try it on different string
-Palm mute it

TRIPLE THREAT

Let's TRIPLE PICK this pattern (Three stikes per note)

Attached File  121a_triple.gp5 ( 1.94K ) Number of downloads: 32

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Let's
-March it up the neck
-Try it on different string
-Palm mute it

PLAYING ACTUAL MUSIC

Let's use this shape in a song as a rythm riff. Here is the tablature.

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Here is how it will sound played at speed.
Attached File  121_riff.mp3 ( 866.25K ) Number of downloads: 37


Here is just a drum and bass version played much slower to practice with.
Attached File  121_backing60bpm.mp3 ( 879.92K ) Number of downloads: 38



UPDATE: MORE VERSIONS/SPEEDS OF BACKING TRACK!

Per request, here ya go! smile.gif SHRED IT!

Attached File  70bpm.mp3 ( 1009.92K ) Number of downloads: 39

Attached File  80bpm.mp3 ( 884.41K ) Number of downloads: 34




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GMC LESSON 122 - PRECISION/SPEED NINJA SECRETS OF "One Handed Technique"

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Let's warm up and get going!

FINGER YOGA!
Let's do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

TH1 TH2 PATCH FOR TODAY
Attached File  GMC122_TH1.xml.zip ( 9.69K ) Number of downloads: 27


http://soundcloud.com/techniqueswithtodd/new-overloud-th1-djent-patch

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GUITAR RIG 4 PATCH
Attached File  GMC_122.ksd.zip ( 5.9K ) Number of downloads: 30

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NINJA SECRETS OF SHRED

One of the big "Secrets" of being able to play with precision/speed is having a really strong left hand. As Paul Gilbert will tell you, you don't have to pick every note, as long it sounds like you are picking every note your fine". As I've said some folks may say this is "Cheating" but as guitar is not a board game we will just leave that .

First Up!

***USING THE LEFT HAND ONLY
-Strike with the finger tip
-Turn up your gain a bit
-try using one of the custom patches

Attached File  122a.gp5 ( 1.49K ) Number of downloads: 28

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Let's

-Play it twice then move up one fret to 12th.
-Play it four times move up one fret to 12th
-Stretch our fingers and start on the First Fret
-Try it on other strings
(keep it clean by playing with a Metronome)


Next Up!

Let's add our STRETCH in to things!

-Turn up your gain a bit
-try using one of the custom patches

Attached File  122b.gp5 ( 1.49K ) Number of downloads: 27

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Let's

-Play it twice then move up one fret to 12th.
-Play it four times move up one fret to 12th
-Stretch our fingers and start on the First Fret
-Try it on other strings
(keep it clean by playing with a Metronome)


Here's Where It Gets Tricky!

Let's use our left hand technique on a real scale. Left hand hammer on only! Palm mute to reduce noise.

Attached File  122c.gp5 ( 1.69K ) Number of downloads: 27

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Let's

-Loop the pattern (repeat it)
-Try it different places on the neck.


Here's Where It Get's REALLY Tricky

Let's use our left hand technique on a real scale. Left hand hammer on only! Palm mute to reduce noise.

Attached File  122d.gp5 ( 1.69K ) Number of downloads: 29

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Let's

-Loop the pattern (repeat it)
-Try it different places on the neck.

THE FINAL CHALLENGE!

All this work was to prepare you for this next bit. We are going to play a full scale, all the way, using our "Back and Forth" technique as well as our "Left Hand Only" technique. It's tabbed in 16th notes but that's more of a goal than anything else.

Attached File  122e.gp5 ( 1.83K ) Number of downloads: 34

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Try to play these patterns a bit each time you practice. It will really help your left hand which will really help your playing.
Practice!
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GMC LESSON 123 - EXTENDIND SCALES WITH SLIDES"

GMC LESSON 123 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson123

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Let's warm up and get going!

FINGER YOGA!
Let's do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

TH1 TH2 PATCH FOR TODAY
Attached File  th1_123.xml.zip ( 3.46K ) Number of downloads: 26


SLIDING WITH THE PINKY!!

Let's combine scale shapes with slides. Here is our first shape. Notice the SLIDE MARKER on the tablature.

Attached File  123.gp5 ( 1.85K ) Number of downloads: 23

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Let's
-Work up some speed
-Double Pick it
-Try one pick strike per three note group
-Move it around the neck.

GOING FURTHER

Let's try something a bit more ambitious.

Attached File  123b.gp5 ( 1.79K ) Number of downloads: 23

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Let's
-Work up some speed
-Double Pick it
-Try one pick strike per three note group

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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Aug 18 2012, 07:36 PM) *
GMC LESSON 123 - EXTENDIND SCALES WITH SLIDES"

GMC LESSON 123 Direct Link http://bit.ly/gmclesson123

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Let's warm up and get going!

FINGER YOGA!
Let's do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

TH1 TH2 PATCH FOR TODAY
Attached File  th1_123.xml.zip ( 3.46K ) Number of downloads: 26


SLIDING WITH THE PINKY!!

Let's combine scale shapes with slides. Here is our first shape. Notice the SLIDE MARKER on the tablature.

Attached File  123.gp5 ( 1.85K ) Number of downloads: 23

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Let's
-Work up some speed
-Double Pick it
-Try one pick strike per three note group

GOING FURTHER

Let's try something a bit more ambitious.

Attached File  123b.gp5 ( 1.79K ) Number of downloads: 23

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Let's
-Work up some speed
-Double Pick it
-Try one pick strike per three note group


Is there any way I could get a copy of C? Thanks, Todd.


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QUOTE (Nihilist1 @ Aug 20 2012, 05:26 AM) *
Is there any way I could get a copy of C? Thanks, Todd.


Prep and A were the same bit just moved around to a different fret. We didn't have a C that week sad.gif But we will next week! To reduce any confusion, I just added "move around the neck " to the first one.

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GMC LESSON 124 - LEFT HAND BLITZ (Power and Precision Intensive)

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Let's warm up and get going!

FINGER YOGA!
Let's do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

TH1 TH2 PATCH FOR TODAY
Attached File  TH1_TH2_GMC124.xml.zip ( 5.32K ) Number of downloads: 24



*DON"T WORRY ABOUT PICKING EVERY NOTE (This is about the left hand remember?)

THE LEFT HAND BLITZ

The left hand is the foundation of your playing. The right hand, while important, can't make up for a lack of left hand power or precision. So let's challenge our left hand and FEEL THE BLITZ!

PRE BLITZ

Let's start with something that won't chase everyone off. We will work up from there.

Attached File  124a.gp5 ( 1.86K ) Number of downloads: 20

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REVERSE GEARS

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COMBO TIME!

Let's combine both in to one shape.

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STRETCH!!!!!

Let's add our STREEEEETTTCCCHHH!!

Attached File  124d.gp5 ( 2.25K ) Number of downloads: 22

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BLITZING A SCALE!!

Let's try this approach in the SHRED fingering of A Minor (Three Notes Per String)

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AND REVERSE GEARS!

Let's take this backwards as well.

Attached File  124f.gp5 ( 1.86K ) Number of downloads: 23

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BONUS BLITZ!!!!!

Let's use our "INVERSION" work here and try to march this up the neck.

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GMC LESSON 125 - COMBINING ECONOMIC AND ALTERNATE PICKING

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Let's warm up and get going!

FINGER YOGA!
Let's do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvVMNdc6Tg

GUITAR RIG 4 PATCH FOR TODAY
(In honor of our very own Ben Higgins I've analysed and deconstructed his killer lead tone using minimal distortion/gain to yeild maximum note clarity)
Attached File  GMC125__Ben_Higgins_Marshall_Lead.ksd.zip ( 5.13K ) Number of downloads: 22

BEN HIGGINS PATCH DEMO
Attached File  125.mp3 ( 177.27K ) Number of downloads: 84


WARMUP HOMEWORK!

Let's warm up with our BONUS from last lesson that we didn't get to!

Attached File  124gbonus.gp5 ( 1.94K ) Number of downloads: 21

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ECONOMIC ASCENT

People often ask how I manage to get decent speed during scale runs. The trick for me is using Economic Picking to ascend, and alternate to descend. Let's ascend.

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And of course......

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Once we work up some speed and move around. Let's work on our endurance.

Attached File  125c.gp5 ( 1.88K ) Number of downloads: 21

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Try to use this in your own playing to see if it can push you over the speed barrier!

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