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Improvise Like Slash Lesson

by Kristofer Dahl

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  • No matter what Slash plays, he does it like no one else. Doesn't matter if the run is fast or slow.

    In this lesson we will break down licks, phrases and runs that are essential to emulate Slash's playing. The goal is for you to make your own improvised solos sound a bit more like Slash's. Hopefully you will get started right away with the supplied backing tracks.

    But before we get started you must realise this:

    1. This is the first "in the style of" / improviastion lesson here. There will be no exact transcription of the examples I play - instead, you are about to realise the whole key to Slash's playing is to take basic patterns and make them your own.

    2. Before you can start improvising with the licks/patterns, you need to play them over and over with a metronome. There is no short-cut here. However, if you have already played some Slash solo or lick, some of the things presented here will be easy for you to learn.
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    Chord progression:

    |_Aminor_|_Dminor_|_FMajor_|_EMajor_| (repeat)

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    Scales:

    The improvisation you just saw me play, was based around A minor.

    1 A minor pentatonic scale
    2 A minor scale (also calles aeolian)
    3 Slash style A minor

    Aminor_penatonic_2_boxes.jpg

    Am_aeolian_two_boxes.jpg

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