Yes!! I have been admiring both your legato and vibrato technique. Can't wait to start learning from this one...the only opponent is within!
Sweet lesson , adding that to my routine
And digging the megadeth t-shirt!
Great lesson, bookmarked! Will add it to my daily routine.
Thanks very much Guys... and glad you like the shirt Sickz !
Great lesson! Looking forward to see the next Land of Legato.
Great lesson and fun workout exercise for legato!
hammer on's and pull of are prolly' my main weakness...have been focus in AP for like 5 months now :v and kind forget.
gotto start working on this. Ty Mr.Higgins
This is a brilliant lesson, very useful to practice all the common fingerings
Catchy title acronym: Ben's LOL ! Awesome controlled vibrato... Looks like you are a master of all techniques and phrasing styles
Thank you very much Guys.. I hope this and the vibrato lessons can get people on the right path and get the important basics sorted first !
Excellent exercises for legato repetitive licks that can always come in handy as " easy boosters" in the solo!
Awesome lesson, Ben! Did I catch a little bit of the "Canon" chord progression in the 2nd part of your backing track?
great and sounds good.
Excellent lesson, Ben!
Thank you very much Gentlemen !!
Great exercise for the fretting hand!
Thanks Guys... it sounds like a fitness regime, hehe !!!
Excellent warming exercise & lesson ,Ben
Damn Ben you make that look so easy.
Learning it now with difficulties.
Hi GMC'ers! Welcome to the first lesson in a small series focusing on Legato.
"In musical notation the Italian word legato (literally meaning "tied together") indicates that musical notes are played or sung smoothly and connected. That is, in transitioning from note to note, there should be no intervening silence." (Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia)
I'm aiming these lessons at people who haven't explored legato yet or are just getting into it. If you find that you have trouble unlocking the fingers of your fretting hand, then these lessons are for you ! I'll be looking at differing degrees of difficulty throughout the series, starting easier and getting more challenging as the series progresses.
The lesson uses 3 note per string scale patterns, which you've probably encountered already. If you haven't, then these scale shapes will prove very useful to you as they are common throughout guitar playing. We're playing 16th notes in 4/4 over a tempo of 110bpm.
Obviously the key to legato is playing several notes together without any break, and with minimal picking. I pick the string after every 4 repeats of a pattern, so this lesson really focuses on your fretting hand. Make sure you stretch properly before attempting this lesson as we don't want to risk damaging a tendon !! Although it looks simple enough, it requires sustained use of the fretting hand which is very demanding of those particular set of muscles etc, which is why we need to warm up.
So, after warming up those fingers, jump on in and have fun!
See you next time!/ Ben