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Daniel Realpe
post May 29 2011, 04:14 PM
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HEAVY STATIC METAL VIDEO COLLAB




I think this turned out to be a really cool collab smile.gif

At the end there's an extension of the original track so it all rounds up nicely,

Here are some comments about your takes:

* K1R: 0:00 - 0:30

Hey man, nice take! Thanks for the great video!

I see you chose A harmonic minor for the first bit. It kind of reminds me of Lazlo's lesson on harmonic rocking tracks. It gives the solo that sort of mysterious outside sound which I enjoy.

Your picking technique and your coordination between hands looks very good!

Careful with the open high E string, don't let it ring when you are playing the B string. I would say that to create a memorable phrase it's important to sometimes use long notes and be comfortable with less notes, so maybe you can consider that.

The second part you decided to go to B major which shows you are aware of your scales and harmony, good. I would say that the rhythm for this phrase is a bit to predictable so maybe experiment changing only the rhythm using the same notes.

And the last part you use Dm pentatonic if I'm not mistaken, which fits really well. I would only experiment more with rhythm and longer notes for now.

Thanks for participating!

* Gitarrero: 0:30 - 1:00

I like the approach you intended of creating a powerful solo using muted pentatonic scale. I think in order to really deliver this clearly, the tone should be a bit more crispy and not as muddy.

The bend at the end of that first phrase is not in the scale and sounds really off, so make sure you prepare this important exit notes because they are the ones that catch all the attention, not the runs themselves.

I want to suggest to use less notes for now, and experiment creating very melodic solos using long notes and maybe silences. Start with that and then you can start adding faster licks. In the end it will sound more musical.

The idea is to feel comfortable staying on say, just two notes in one bar, try that. Pick 2 or 4 notes, and only play those notes, NOTHING ELSE. This will force you to experiment with rhythm and character.

Thank you for taking part!

* Todd: 1:00 - 1:30

I have to give you massive props for using the inverted left hand technique!! very cool! You chose notes from Am scale which I think gives it that metal sound to the phrase. I like the pattern change in the tapping, that's a lesson on itself.

In the second part you chose pentatonic scale to contrast with the first bit. This is a good tool to create interesting solos and I like that you chose to re-use the tapping technique to sort of give it the two parts unity.

And the note choice for the last part makes it very interesting, it feels like the solo wants to develop more when use those notes, imo. And it's interested that it's the same scale as in the first phrase although it has a different harmonic background.

Thanks for that great take!

* Daniel: 1:30 - End

This solo is part of one my songs called "Heavy drinker" and now that I analyse it I notice there's very clear division of phrases. You can easily tell where each phrase begins and ends.

There first bit is influenced by Steve Vai's whammy bar abuse, a tool to use the guitar as a screaming lady. At the end of the part you can recognise two identical phrases repeated, except for the last note. This is a good tool to create memorable solos.

In the second part, I used a long alt. picking run in E mixolydian. I used the same pattern in different directions basically.

Then on the D part, I chose Dm pentatonic and three-note per string runs to end with a bend at the end.

The tapping part consists on 5ths with an added note using the right hand.

I hope you enjoyed it! and I'll see you in the next collab!

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post May 29 2011, 04:41 PM
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Thanks for the comments Daniel! That was a great and challenging collab. Btw your song "Heavy drinker" is really awesome smile.gif


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QUOTE (K1R @ May 29 2011, 04:41 PM) *
Thanks for the comments Daniel! That was a great and challenging collab. Btw your song "Heavy drinker" is really awesome smile.gif

Thanks for participating! and thnx for the comment on the song!! Hope to see you on the next one, glad you are making progress!


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post May 30 2011, 12:02 AM
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Awesome collab guys!
I love watching these video collabs smile.gif


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Hehe wow this was really cool - loved the string skipping at the end!


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post May 30 2011, 11:21 AM
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Nice one.

Daniel - Inspiring take .. Your technique's flawless man. So clean n crisp !! Amazing.

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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ May 30 2011, 11:02 AM) *
Hehe wow this was really cool - loved the string skipping at the end!

thanks Kris! I always enjoy this different approach to usual techniques

QUOTE (zen @ May 30 2011, 11:21 AM) *
Nice one.

Daniel - Inspiring take .. Your technique's flawless man. So clean n crisp !! Amazing.

Thanks Zen! technique is good


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