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What If Angus Was A Shredder !
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Jad Diab
Jun 24 2008, 10:34 PM
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Hey GMCers, how are you,
This is my second lesson here on GMC, if you haven't checket out my first lesson yet, you can see it here.

In this lesson, we're going to work on a "in the style of AC/DC" backing track, by the way the chord progression of the verse is A - C - D - C ==> funny coincidence right wink.gif
As you may notice, my playing have nothing to do with Angus Young, it's just that I thought it might be cool to see how it would sound if angus was a shredder, so in my solo, you'll see a lot of shred runs, sweepings, and also some pinch harmonics. I hope you'll like my lesson, and I hope that I'll manage to be an instructor at GMC one day.

Main video :
The solo is in the key of A dorian, but I've used some out notes from time to time, check out the explanations below.
I'm using alternate picking all the time wink.gif
Attached File  main_video.wmv ( 16.31MB ) Number of downloads: 1239



Video 1 :
The video starts with some fast trills in order to create some tense and announce the begining of the solo and ends with a pinch harmonic followed by a bridge diving wink.gif
Attached File  1.wmv ( 7.76MB ) Number of downloads: 529

E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|--------tr------------A.H---|
D|--5h7--5(7)--7b-7p5---4-----|
A|0-------------------7-------|
E|----------------------------|


Video 2 :
This lick starts with a 4 strings sweeping. Don't forget the small bend on B on the D string.
Attached File  2.wmv ( 10.76MB ) Number of downloads: 469

E|-----------------------------------|
B|--------10------10-8---------------|
G|------9-------9------9-------------|
D|---10------10----------9b-7--------|
A|12--------------------------10/12--|
E|-----------------------------------|


Video 3 :
Quite easy lick, don't forget to use palm muting
Attached File  3.wmv ( 3.34MB ) Number of downloads: 356

E|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|------9------5---7/10------7-9-10/12-|
A|10-12---7-10---7------7-10-----------|
E|-------------------------------------|


Video 4 :
First shred run, practice it slowly, if you're using correct alternate picking, you should start with a downstroke and end up with a downstroke too. this run is followed by some bendings. While doing those bendings, it's important that your ring finger should be almost perpendicular to the fretboard, and be carreful not to touch the high E string while doing the bending, which will cause muting it.
Attached File  4.wmv ( 10.39MB ) Number of downloads: 500

E|-----------------------------------------------------------9----10---4---5---|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------12b--13b--7b--8b--|
G|---------------------------12-14-16-11-12-14-9-11-12-11--9-------------------|
D|------------------12-14-16---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------12-14-15------------------------------------------------------------|
E|12-14-15---------------------------------------------------------------------|


Video 5 :
Here we're using the tremolo to dive in and then I hit (with my left hand) the fretboard and then release the tremolo to create a note. By the way, have you noticed how I'm using palm muting to announce new shred runs ?
Attached File  5.wmv ( 3.41MB ) Number of downloads: 326

E|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------5-7--4--|
A|----3----5--5p3-5p3------3-5-7---------|
E|3-5---5--------------3-5---------------|


Video 6 :
This shred run contains some wide sliding, practice it slowly, I'm sure you'll manage to do it. If you fail to reach the wanted note on the first slide, it's not really dramatical, but the second one should be played with accuracy, we want to go back to the root note wich is A.
Attached File  6.wmv ( 5.74MB ) Number of downloads: 374

E|------------------5-----------------------12-------------------|
B|------------5-7-8---8-7-5-7-7/19/12-13-15----15-13-12-12-13/22-|
G|------4-5-7----------------------------------------------------|
D|4-5-7----------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|


Video 7 :
That's a really cool tap sweep, you can devided in to two sweeps. The first part is a CMajor arpegio followed by a tapping on the A note and then the second part is a 3 strings Aminor arpegio that ends on the A note too. When you're playing fast runs or fast sweepings, it's really important to focus on notes that last, that permits you to accentuate your playing, because listener's ears is attracted by those notes.
At the end of the lick we've got an out note (the major third), I really like how it sounds.
Attached File  7.wmv ( 2.55MB ) Number of downloads: 338

E|------------12h15h17p12p8----------------|
B|---------13--------T------10---10--------|
G|------12---------------------9-----7-6-5-|
D|---14------------------------------------|
A|15---------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|


Video 8 :
Okay so here we've got some string skipping, so again practice it slowly. smile.gif
Attached File  8.wmv ( 2.91MB ) Number of downloads: 327

E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------7-8-10-8-7-9/10--9-|
G|------------------5-7-9--------------------------|
D|------5-7-9-------------5-7-9--------------------|
A|------------5-7-9--------------------------------|
E|5-7-8--------------------------------------------|


Video 9 :
Here I'm sounding a little like AC/DC hehe, there's a small sweep that permit us to go from one lick to another. Lot's of bending too, carefull to reach the pitch that we're looking after.
Attached File  9.wmv ( 6.14MB ) Number of downloads: 378

E|-------------------------------5--------5-------5--------5-----8b-8--------|
B|8b-8p5-7p5---5---5---5---5---5---8-5-8b---8-5-----8-5-8b---8-5------7-8-10-|
G|-----------7b--7b--7b--7b--7b-----------------7b---------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Video 10 :
One more sweep at the beginning (the last one dry.gif ), if you've got some difficulities on fingering, you can choose the way you like it.
Attached File  10.wmv ( 3.31MB ) Number of downloads: 339

E|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|------12-14-12--11--9--7h9----9---------12----------14-|
D|---12-----------------------7---9----10----12----14----|
A|14--------------------------------12----------14-------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|


Video 11 :
Here I'm using another out note, a really interesting one, I'm using a triton, it's a diminished fifth and it sounds spooky hehe, then I'm using my tremolo to create some harmonics, check out the "using the tremolo" part to see how I'm doing it, and then I'm muting the strings with my right hand in order to get a clean legato run. Check out the "switching the pick from the index finger to the middle finger" part to see how do I quickly change my pick position in order to get a good catch on the fretboard.
Attached File  11.wmv ( 17.9MB ) Number of downloads: 419

E|--------------------h12h14h15p14p12-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------h15p12h13h15p13p12-------------------------------------------|
G|--9-8--5--12p11--9-----------------------------------h14p11h12h14p12p11-------------------------|
D|7----------------------------------------------------------------------h14p10h12h14p12p10/9--10-|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Video 12 :
I'm using the tremolo again to create some waing noise laugh.gif, then I'm following it by another shred run smile.gif.
Attached File  12.wmv ( 12.31MB ) Number of downloads: 448

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|5--7--------5--7--------------------------9-11-12----------------------------11-12-14--12-11------------|
D|5--7--5--7--5--7------------------9-10-12---------------------------10-12-14-----------------14-12-11---|
A|------5--7----------------9-10-12--------------------------10-12-14-----------------------------------12|
E|------------------8-10-12-------------------------10-12-14----------------------------------------------|


Video 13 :
A quite easy lick that annouce the end of the solo, I'm using palm muting and I'm adding some vibrato on the last "chords".
Attached File  13.wmv ( 3.78MB ) Number of downloads: 325

E|--------------------------------|
B|-----------------------10----8--|
G|----------------7--5---9-----7--|
D|---------10---------------------|
A|10h11h12----0-0------0-----0----|
E|--------------------------------|


Video 14 :
Fast shred runs (actually same speed than the others lol), it's high on the fretboard, you might have some problems if you have big hand with long fingers like me, but practice slowly and I'm sure everybody can do it. At the last part of the tab, you hit the G note on the B strings 3 times (use your palm to create a staccato feel).
Attached File  14.wmv ( 21.6MB ) Number of downloads: 368

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------19-20-22-20-19-20b--|
G|--------12-14-16-17-16-14-----------------16-17-19-21-19-17-----------------17-19-21--------------------|
D|12-14-16-----------------17-16-14-16-17-19-----------------21-19-17-17-19-21----------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Video 15 :
I decided to finish the solo by a fast pentatonic lick smile.gif
Attached File  15.wmv ( 5.73MB ) Number of downloads: 324

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|20-17----17-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------19----19-17-19-17----17-----------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------19----19-17-19-17----17-----------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------19----19-17-17-15----15-----------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------17----17-15-17--|


Backing track :
I've added some backing track, you can practice my lesson or JAM with the BT, and don't hesitate to upload your takes I'll be happy to listen to them. (I've had some problem with the backing tracks, actually I've lost the original one, so I made a new one)
Attached File  BT_80_.mp3 ( 2.15MB ) Number of downloads: 319

Attached File  BT_90_.mp3 ( 1.92MB ) Number of downloads: 294

Attached File  BT_100_.mp3 ( 1.72MB ) Number of downloads: 309

Attached File  BT_110_.mp3 ( 1.57MB ) Number of downloads: 311

Attached File  BT_120_.mp3 ( 1.44MB ) Number of downloads: 313

Guitar pro :
You'll find in it the solo + the backing track and some drums to create a sort of metronome.
Attached File  ac_dc_real.gp5 ( 15.96K ) Number of downloads: 259

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I'll be happy to read your comments and feedbacks. If you've got any question, please don't hesitate to ask it.

Greetings,

Jad.

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mattacuk
Jun 25 2008, 03:56 PM
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Truley EXECELLENT lesson !!! 5* biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

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Great job ZiZi keep em coming!!! wink.gif nice choice for a lesson

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Great lesson man! Will check it out more thoroughly later on.

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Jun 25 2008, 08:22 PM
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I usually don't rate topics. But I had to give you a 5. Nice job! wink.gif

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Great job Zizi, its obvious that you put alot of work and effort into this lesson, awsome smile.gif

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Jad Diab
Jun 25 2008, 08:45 PM
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Thank you all for these great comments, I've had some problems with the backing track, but I'll fix it tonight smile.gif
I'm happy you're enjoying my lesson smile.gif

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i see a very good lesson here.

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nice job Zizi, very interesting lesson. smile.gif

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Very good lesson and awsome playing wink.gif

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Jad Diab
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate it smile.gif

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Great lesson,the tittle is great by the way,very in style of the lesson.smile.gif
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Amazingly cool lesson smile.gif
Some great licks here !

5* ! biggrin.gif

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Awesome lesson. Another 5* from me. Great stuff here.

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Jad Diab
Jun 26 2008, 11:26 AM
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Thanks for your rating guys, I'm really glad to see you like it, make me want to do more lessons wink.gif

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Wow! This lesson absolutely rocks! laugh.gif biggrin.gif

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Cool lesson mate ! smile.gif

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You've got some tasty whammy bar use here! smile.gif

I need to study this! I sound like a drunk whenever I touch it! laugh.gif

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awesome lesson

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Jun 26 2008, 06:10 PM
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Dude, that was AMAZING. You should be an instructor already!

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