Excellent - the solo builds up dynamically and the backing chords provide an perfect basis for strong harmonies. Thanks Marcus - it's awesome to have you here!
I love it Marcus. Been waiting for this one!
Wow....very nice solo Marcus.... i have been wating for this
Nice, very Deep Purple, you have a great sense of rythem, really catchy solo too.
Nice lesson Marcus!
Loved it, a very classic rocker solo!
Thanks a lot everybody, and yup, there is a touch of Purple in there for sure
great Pentatonic solo Marcus .very welldone
Very good lesson! I think it's very suitable for practicing the pentatonic scale and have a lot of hard rock-fun at the same time.
Great lesson! Thanks!
Nice construction of solo
Nice Penta solo... It's bookmarked here!
This is great!
Very nice, and it is unique to other existing lessons, always a big thing to me.
I agree with MickeM. Very useful lesson for pentatonic soloing!
Glad to have another one of your lessons.
This 1 is sweet
What i like is, thats it's not very technical stuff it's just a good composition
Thanks guys, I really appreciate it :-)
Pure rock. Im sorry im not an 80's kid and am out of touch with rock, but i know rock when i hear it and this lesson purely rock. It starts of steady and then elevates you. Great lesson for sure.
Great doable solo Marcus!
GREAT LESSON! nice paul too
Very cool solo Marcus!
I love the opening melody, Just awesome
Great rock solo Marcus!
Awesome Marcus,incredible tone.
great lesson !! sounds really cool Marcus
ah, and amazing tone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, love that tone!
Nice lesson Marcus!
Great one Marcus, I have to admit that at first I was sceptical when you joined the crew, as I don't ussually expect from musicians that made it big to be good teachers, but this is a very helpful lesson from many aspects and also sounds great, so thanks for spending you'r time on this site man
Good work Marcus,was waiting for your next lesson
and finally it's here!
Killer tone, and a great solo lesson.
Cool licks Marcus!
Again thanks a lot to all of you :-)
@ Iluha: The fact that I play in a successful band of course does not make me a good teacher automatically, actually it does not even make me a good guitar player by default, but I will try my best to come up with more interesting and helpful lessons, and I am happy that you liked this one :-)
That's what I was looking for! Thanks Marcus
.... is that a wine red gibson les paul with EMG's???
I WANT IT!!! lol
nice lesson dude, hope to see alot more
Holy crap Marcus that is some AMAZING tone that you have. What is your setup? The only thing I see is the Gibson LP, but is it a Std. or Studio?
Nope, it is a wine red Les Paul with Gibson Burstbuckers The EMG's are in some other Les Pauls
About the setup that I used here, the guitar is a Les Paul Standard Premium Plus, as I said the pickups are Gibson Burstbuckers (the guitar comes with those pickups, so this is the normal setting). I recorded with Pro Tools, I am using this M-Box Mini version here at home, and the "amp" is Guitar Rig 3, an amazing software plugin that sounds great in my opinion. The amp that I have been using in that plugin is based on the Bogner Uberschall, I used it for rhythm and lead sounds, just that I added some reverb and delay for the leads. (and the eq is different for rhythm and lead of course )
Would you mind posting your Guitar Rig preset?
Damn that was killer love your tone. The second I get home im practicing this till my fingers bleed mabey longer.
BTW That guitar you have is a work of art I love the Wine Red finish. Kinda reminds me of my Dragon Blood finish on my BC Rich:).
Cool sounding stuff. I will definitely learn this.. if my roommate ever wakes up!! lol
Really cool solo.
fantastic lesson and nice job Marcus!!!!!!
Thanks again to all of you :-)
@ Tmas: just practice a bit louder and your roommate will for sure wake up sooner or later
Awesome lesson Marcus !! Really well developed solo!
I just posted a screenshot of my settings in guitar rig 3 in the instructors corner of the forum, here is the link:
Great lesson Marcus! Is it a new Les Paul? As far as I remember you didn't mentioned it in your blog.
Thanks Nick :-)
@ Harlequin: Nope, that guitar is not THAT new anymore, and it is already listed in my blog, but since I am still waiting for another one soon there will be a new one mentioned in there
Amazing lesson mate! This is just what I was looking for!
nice lesson marcus
Great lesson Marcus, this will be very helpful, cheers
I've posted a file with 40 of my lead sounds for GR3 here:
Hope you enjoy them!
great lesson Marcus,as every body sad you have a killer tone,but I am amazed by your kick drum...
what drums did you use in this lesson....
Marcus, I want to say the same thing jus like what Aluha said. You will gain respect not just only being a musician but a awesome guitar teacher. Stay tuned.
Awesome solo Marcus, love it, thanks
@Marcus: Ah, just saw it. And a new Les Paul ... You can never get enough Les Pauls I'm also waiting for a further Les Paul, they are just beautiful
great solo thanks!
Cool lesson..........kinda like I already do at times...
thats a fAt solo! whats not to love about that!
cool solo! will learn it for shure..
this sounds just as neat as it did to me yesterday, and that was super neat sounding. A must learn. You have a great swing to your beat. Thank you for this lesson!
Awesome lesson man, this one is definitely going in my "favorites" folder
64 people on the "now practicing list". I am pretty sure that is a record (from what I have seen here over the past 14 months).
Wow, I loved that.. Awesome solo with a great melody Oh man, I can't wait to get home to practice this one! With my "new" Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite from 1991
Question? when you do the legato bit in part four do you count 8 times or do you just feel it? Does it just become 2nd nature sort of thing?
very classical rock solo
Great lesson Marcus
love it : )
the only unpractical thing is the tuning in e flat so you have to tune down^^ i'm lazy... i tried a lot of blind guardian songs already, seems to be marcus' favourite tuning : ) is this because of hansi kürsch's vioce?
Again thanks a lot to all of you, it is good to hear that you enjoyed my lesson :-)
@ Pezi: Hehe, I am lazy too, that's why I kept my tuning in E flat This is the BG tuning every since we did Follow the blind, but Hansi was not the reason, this tuning gives a bit more power to the guitars, many bands use this little trick
@zoom: I don't count this part, actually the only time I had to count it was when I recorded the slow version, in the "normal" version I feel the length.
@ Nemanja: Haha, sorry, I forgot to mention the drums when I listed my setup :-) I am using Sample Tank 2.5 for this, a sampler software that comes with tons of great sounds, as far as I remember the name of that drum sample is "punchy"
Great rock classic sound.
Wow, awesome lesson man! Thanks for just being amazing.
Awesome lesson Marcus. Great tone and composition. I will begin learning this immediately.
THanks for your solo
Awesome lesson Marcus i love how you spiced it up with the Harmonic Minor scale. I always try to mix scale types when coming up with my own stuff really groovin melody line
Great solo Marcus Good lesson
Thanks a lot Marcus
We're not worthy ^^
Thanks a lot guys :-)
Awesome lesson!! Great!!
Marcus, I'm having some trouble with the triplets at speeds above 120bpm. Is there something I can learn to do with my picking hand to increase the speed? Love the lesson by the way!
Loving this lesson man Thanks!
How did I not notice a Blind Guardian member here on GMC until just now? Nice lesson! Very good for beginners (and beyond) to work with their feeling on! I´m looking forward to more lessons by you. BG has been my favourite band for a long time now and I love the guitarwork!
Of all hundreds of concerts I´ve been to I enjoyed yours the most, Umeå, Sweden, a couple years ago. Rock on!
Hmm...I'm confused. Even though I use piano, tuner and GP to tune my guitar, I seem to be a semi note lower than the tuning for this lesson. E-flat is standard tuning right?
@Nocebo. No. E flat isn't standard tuning. Standard tuning is EADGBE. Eflat is a half step down so Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
More lessons please. And one more thing. More lessons. Did I say more lessons? And also, more lessons. More lessons. More lessons. At least one lesson for every cat I have. I am renaming my cats after your lessons. The first cat is now called "Pentatonic Solo". The other 7 cats are jealous, they want new names to.
Intro sounds like some welcome to jungle type riff. Great lesson, could you give me an idea about the progression in the backing. Its so sweet to solo over it.
There is an error on the tab in section 4, last 3 notes on the wrong strings.
Nice lesson Marcus I love the sound you've got.
@ fkalich: Ooops, you are right, there is this small mistake in the tabs, sorry, only now I realized it. And about lesson names, well, now another cat can be named
@ Nocebo: No, my tuning is NOT the standard tuning, e-flat means that my guitar is tuned down half a note. ( whatever flat tuning means tuned down half a note while whatever sharp tuning means tuned up half a note)
@ cpgosborn: the best way to increase your speed is to use a metronome. Practice at a speed that you can play, and only increase in very small steps.
Amazing tune, dude!
woah! Blind Guardian! haha for a minute there I thought I was just really really tired and I imagined you were on the site I just signed up to yesterday... :-O lovely solo mate, definitely looking forward to seeing some more lessons from you too... would also love to see some of the BG style solos etc because they have their own distinct flavor... blind guardian rules! \m/
Check out my new Harvest of sorrow lesson, pretty much "in the style" of BG
I was digging around the site for a new lesson to dig into. I just found it. Great feel and tone. Love the LP!
The pentatonic scale is amazing! It's also the only scale I'm really fluent with...
If you are fluent with the pentatonic scale the just explore the next one and add it to your "vocabulary"
I love this everytime i don't feel like playing guitar i just listen to this and it really cheers me up alot
I have taken the A minor scale as my "learn the notes" scale but this sounds so good I may have to back it down a bit....sorry to comment so late but I passed this by months ago for some reason.
Thanks for the inspiration!!
Just my kind of style.
I loved this lesson and i will have lots of fun with it.
I hear big influence of DP indeed. Well done.
Do you use a special tool/gear for your hot sound!!!! like a pod XT or pandora box.
Always interested how to make a good sound thats why i am asking.
Hey, nice lesson. I'm going to work on this for awhile. A nice classic Ace Frehley run, a couple of times there. Thanks for taking the time to post this one.
Very cool solo, Marcus !
Yay i learnt this! Marcus this lesson made me understand those pentatonic boxes ALOT MORE! HUGE INSPIRATION FROM THIS! Thanks alot!
very nice lesson!!!it helped me a lot to underastand the petnatonic mechanism!!!
nachdem du beim REC mein video bewertet hast, dachte ich, ich schau mal werd du bist!
Ich muss sagen, ich bin sehr froh das getan zu haben, das solo rockt so cool und ist auf einem level, das ich schaffen könnte!
Ich hoffe, du bewertest es, wenn ich dieses solo als video hochlade, hoffe es ist bald soweit...
vielen dank für das video! das macht wirklich megaspaß zu spielen!!!
(I only makes some complements in german)
oh, öhm.... name falsch geschrieben... marcus meinte ich natürlich... *g*
Thanks everybody. About my sound, this lesson was recorded with Guitar Rig 3, a pretty cool software.
I love this. Thanks, Marcus
Awesome tone on this lesson!!
man, this is a great solo!
this sounds so good! your tone is perfect!
Thanks a lot daniel
very cool. I'm searching for the same sound using SG+ Engl+G-Major :-)
Thanks a lot :-)
This is really a great lesson. Great sound and good to learn the A minor Pent Scale. However I struggle with the speed. So do you have some advise how to improve my speed? Also the Pull-offs in chapter 4 are hard cause the strings do not sound clear very often. Any hints for that too? m/
By the way I thnk this should be diffyculty 6 or so :-)
Hi Gabe, many thanks for your detailled reply it is highly appreciated and I will work on these pulloff lessons you posted. GMC is really a great place to improve my shredding.