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31 Jul 2011
Neoclassical Three-Level-Solo, Beginner

Link to original lesson HERE


Guitar: Schecter Omen 6 extreme
Amp: Kustom Arrow 16R throught Digitech RP155

3 Jul 2011
Hey GMC!

It´s been a while since I posted here, but I have been working hard lately.
Luckily, since I have recently gained acces to a camera, I am now able to upload some video´s now and then.

So today I had some time left, and decided to record one of my all-time favorite songs!

I hope y'all enjoy!

3 May 2010
Hello instructors! (and everyone else)

I've been doing a lot of listening around lately, and got into Children Of Bodom. Since there are increasingly more populair song lessons on GMC, thought I'd make a request. I really love the song and are probably gonna learn it anyway, but a GMC lesson would be THAT much more helpful biggrin.gif
Plus I saw a bunch of requests from other people for a lesson in the style of Alexi Laiho, and this song catches his unique style perfectly!

So anyway, what do you think?
17 Feb 2010
Hey guys!

I lately noticed that my legato playing is way below what I want it to be. I always thought that I could use picking instead of legato, and that this would/could be a trademark of my own style. However, there are situations in which I can't pick every note, like tapping.
Recently when doing some kind of these licks, I discovered that :

- My pinky is very, very weak for legato (it is nearly impossible to get any sound at all)
- Muting is hard while tapping (for normal legato muting I use picking hand)
- Ring and pinky finger are almost inseparable (they move simultaneously almost all the time).

Basically, hammer-on-pull-offs between index-, middle- and ring finger is all i can do.
Some while ago I saw a video of a guy playing legato and not picking AT ALL. On the long run, should I be able to do this ?
The ring finger and pinky are almost inseparable, how should I approach this ?
And finally, to get ANY strength out of my pinky, I am forcing my other fingers.
Should the strength come from the finger alone, or am I allowed to do this ?
Or does it pass with time ?

Reading all this, where should I begin ? Perhaps some lesson advice? It's just so frustrating!
I can pick almost anything I need to, but as soon as I need to play legato, I feel so incompetent!
Will it take as long as it did with AP to get to the same level?
Would I have to go through the same process, but with a different technique this time?

I hope you guys can help me, as I'm really struggling!
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