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GMC Forum _ Student Instructor Lessons _ Improv Dimebag Style

Posted by: Khaos Aug 20 2007, 10:54 AM

Alright, first off, I'm not even sure if this is the correct board to post this topic in, but if the mods feel this post is un-necessary to the forum they can just lock it up. tongue.gif (BTW: I made this post a long time ago at UG and no one was too interested, my username there is Abbott. tongue.gif)

I've always been a enormous dimebag fanatic, and if I had some way of recording this textual lesson, I would.

The purpose of this post is to show you a lot of simple techniques done by the great Dimebag Darrell, his mixture of de-tuned guitars, fast riffs, amazing vibrato, and unique sound really define him as a amazing guitarist.

I've been observing dime's old playing styles, one of the main thing I noticed that he really , really, really, based himself of the pentatonic scales like crazy, he could take a pentatonic box, do a really modern day bluesy lick, and just improvise off that till he got something he liked.

Dime was a major fan of this sort of lick, I noticed that a lot of the time he'd work inside the pentatonic box and work his way up to a certain lick, then repeat the lick a few times with a few minor changes. I also picked off that he would like to bend up to the note he wanted to end on.

Example:

He wants to end on the 7th fret, 3rd string. He would usually end by bending on the 5th fret on the 3rd string, to make the lick/run sound longer and fuller.

(I winged this just for a small demonstration):

CODE
E E Q S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
E||---------------5---------5-----|----------------------------------|
B||-----5--8br------5-8-5-----5---|----------5---5-----------5-------|
G||--x--------------------8-----8-|--7-5-7-8---7---8-7-5-7-8---8-7-5-|
D||-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A||-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E||-------------------------------|----------------------------------|


S S S S S E Q
---------------------|----||
---------------------|----||
--8-7-5---5----5b----|----||
--------7---7--x-----|----||
---------------------|----||
---------------------|----||


I attached a GP file for anyone that has GP, this ASCII text tab doesn't really do the lick justice.


So as you can see by that demonstration, it's mainly pentatonic, a lot of repetition, but every now and then he'd throw in a few "odd" notes to give it a weird vibe, and make it sound like he wasn't just repeating the same pattern. I have a lot of other demonstrations of Dime's playing that I will continue to update about if this thread is successful, if not, I hope somebody learned something. unsure.gif
 Dimelick.gp5 ( 1.82K ) : 530

Posted by: swingline Aug 20 2007, 10:57 AM

I have also asked for this amazing guitarist to have a lesson as did many before me but still no results but hopefully this is the one that causes one to be made.

Posted by: Khaos Aug 20 2007, 11:00 AM

QUOTE (swingline @ Aug 20 2007, 10:57 AM) *
I have also asked for this amazing guitarist to have a lesson as did many before me but still no results but hopefully this is the one that causes one to be made.


Well as I mentioned earlier, if I had the appropriate gear to make this lesson, I would. I have a ton of examples that I picked off from Dime's playing. And if people want more textual dime lessons, I'd be happy to give them. tongue.gif

Posted by: swingline Aug 20 2007, 11:04 AM

Hey if you want to make Dime lessons your guarantied to make one person happy.

Posted by: SLASH91 Aug 20 2007, 11:08 AM

QUOTE (swingline @ Aug 20 2007, 05:04 AM) *
Hey if you want to make Dime lessons your guarantied to make one person happy.


Make that two tongue.gif

Posted by: Slammer Aug 20 2007, 11:42 AM

dude you should consider making a Aspiring Instructor Lesson

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_forum/index.php?showforum=22

Posted by: Rockwouldbe Aug 21 2007, 03:04 AM

I agree

i think this area starting to get cooler every time

p.s
love the dime picture

Posted by: shredmandan Aug 21 2007, 03:35 AM

Hey Man
Love the post you did on DimeBag .Only thing for me is the tabs wrote out on post look really ofset bad,im sure this isnt your fault i tryed to make a lesson and post tabs and it looked fine until i clicked post and then it changed it to all funky ofset lines,droveme crazy and i dont think i will try it again.I second a dimebag lesson and dude i would say atleast half of the members would agree they would love a dimebag lesson.If you could do one it would be enjoyed.I can already play all the Pantera stuff but still would enjoy a in the style of lesson to jam to and watch

Dimebag was the man .I loved his guitar work and no one else out there compares to his style because he has a style of his own and i thing thats what so many poeple love about him.Thanks for making the post and hope to see you put out some type of Dimebag lesson.Just hope if you go for his leads you got plenty of effects like Digitech Whammy,Harmoniser ect. smile.gif

Posted by: Khaos Aug 21 2007, 03:47 AM

QUOTE (shredmandan @ Aug 21 2007, 03:35 AM) *
Hey Man
Love the post you did on DimeBag .Only thing for me is the tabs wrote out on post look really ofset bad,im sure this isnt your fault i tryed to make a lesson and post tabs and it looked fine until i clicked post and then it changed it to all funky ofset lines,droveme crazy and i dont think i will try it again.I second a dimebag lesson and dude i would say atleast half of the members would agree they would love a dimebag lesson.If you could do one it would be enjoyed.I can already play all the Pantera stuff but still would enjoy a in the style of lesson to jam to and watch

Dimebag was the man .I loved his guitar work and no one else out there compares to his style because he has a style of his own and i thing thats what so many poeple love about him.Thanks for making the post and hope to see you put out some type of Dimebag lesson.Just hope if you go for his leads you got plenty of effects like Digitech Whammy,Harmoniser ect. smile.gif


Hey thanks man, yeah, I noticed instantly that the ASCII (text) tabs looked off set, but I didn't have the patience to fix them, so I just included the Guitar Pro file instead, saves a bit of time that way. tongue.gif

Dime's style is very unique, but he was obviously influenced by a lot of great guitarist -- Eddie Van Halen is pretty noticeable with both of their wide stretches. They'd both make this strange finger stretch and just move it up and down the guitarist neck. Little things like that.

If I were to do a Dime lesson, I'm not sure if it would be a Riffing lesson or a lead lesson. This may sound weird, but I'm not a big fan of effect pedals, but I'll see what I can do.

Posted by: Hisham Al-Sanea May 3 2008, 10:53 PM

good job in this file

Posted by: Outlaw2112 May 3 2008, 10:58 PM

QUOTE (swingline @ Aug 20 2007, 11:04 AM) *
Hey if you want to make Dime lessons your guarantied to make one person happy.


make that 3

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