Beautiful sounding, as well as a great topic Jose!
Once beginners get past the initial stage of finding the right sound setting - I think most will agree that producing really "advanced sounding" stuff is actually quite easy with this technique.
So what are you waiting for?!
Great use of delay! Very interesting topic Jose!
I loved it all ! Especially the nice use of fade-in with the volume knob ! Beautifully played
Sounds like U2 Jose, well done man
Good job Jose, smells like U2 indeed!
Very nice sounding lesson, great job Jose
Great topic and lesson Jose. Students are gonna love this
The delay was a brilliant idea! Nice sounding! Well done!
good work Jose.
Very interesting lesson Jose!
Very nice lesson Jose.
I would be really interested in more of those classes.
Actually I wish I had something like this a couple of years ago. It took me quite long and a lot of trial and errors with effects to start producing something useful. But well, I still have a lot to learn. So thanks for the lesson!
Thanks guys glad you liked the lesson
Creative stuff with effects man, great job!
Great job Jose!
Thanks Ivan and Gerardo
Well done Jose , i like it much
Very nice lesson, with great tunes!
Love this Jose!! Great lesson!!
Cool stuff, it's good to learn!
Cool lesson there Jose !
I want to see more of this !
Lately I've seen some interest in the forums about improving the guitar tone. Your guitar tone can be shaped tremendously with the help of effects and eq. I thought it would be cool to do a lesson on using effects, in this case delay and eq.
In this lesson I use 2 different sets of delay and eq setting when I go from rhythm to lead to demonstrate this principle.
The delay and eq settings vary through out the lesson and it will be explained as we go along.
First lets talk about the delay:
One of the coolest effects you can use on guitar is delay, learning how to use it tastefully can improve your guitar sound greatly.
So it is not a matter of simply turning it on and and letting it go, there are many parameters you can tweak to obtain different effects and sounds.
The important ones are:
Delay Time: How much the time the played note will be delayed from the moment you actually played it.
Mix: It is the mix between the delayed sound and the original sound
Feedback: As it names states it, this is the amount of the signal that is fed back to the delay, the more feedback the more repetitions you will get.
In this lesson I will talk about setting these parameters for this particular tune, but this can be applied to different tunes with different tempos.
This is a MenO tune called "It's too late" and when I was asked to do the guitars I saw a great opportunity to get creative with effects.
I decided to set the delay so that it fills in between the notes that I play, if you've heard Yngwie Malmsteen's "Black Star" you hear this type of effect at the beginning of the tune, additionally he plays with the volume to create that violin like sound.
I have used this same effect for a very short period of time during the solo, and my delay settings for the entire lesson are based on this effect.
You need to set your delay time according to the tempo of the song, to the duration of a dotted 8th note, what will happen is that when you play 8th notes it will sound as if you were playing 16th notes (twice as fast).
On today's effect boxes this is easy to do, most of them let you tap the tempo you want, and then you simply select the delay time to a dotted 8th note, but if you don't have this you might need to do some calculations.
So a little math here helps:
Let's say the tempo of the son is 100 bpm, first obtain the duration of a quarter note in milliseconds by dividing 60/100 = 0.6 seconds = 600 ms, now lets obtain the 8th note time duration dividing 600/2 = 300 ms and half of that would be a 16th note = 150ms, so the duration of a dotted 8th note will be 450 ms.
For this kind of effect we want the delayed notes to be played just as loud as the original note so, we set the mix at 50%.
And add some feedback for depth, if not it will sound very dry, I set it around 20%.
Now if you start playing 8th notes at 100bpm, you will here 16th notes because in between the delayed notes will be playing.
This is usually done for playing lead lines but here I used it for the rhythm guitar as well, watch the first three videos and listen to the cool effect the delay creates.
Now a little bit about the eq:
For the entire lesson I played with the neck pickup, this pickup on my guitar sounds very sweet for lead lines, however I feel it lacks a little brightness when playing rhythm parts, so I heavily changed the eq drastically I gave the treble and presence a boost and cut down the bass a little.
Of course every amp will sound different, and it will also depend on the sound coming out of your guitar. Experiment with it until you obtain the desired sound.
For the solo I go back to the original eq setting which was flat, every knob pointing up so BASS, MID, and TREBLE are at the same level.
I chose this tune for its simplicity, which helps concentrate on the topic rather than learning complicated rhythm patterns or lead lines. For the whole time we will be playing in C Major.