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Jad Diab
post Apr 21 2008, 02:48 AM
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Hey GMCers,
My name is Jad,I'm Lebanese and I live in Paris, France. I'm 20 years old and I'm in the second year of geology in the university of Paris (Université Pierre et Marie Curie). I've been playing guitar for about 4 years (actually i'm going to be 20 this friday, on 25 April, so I wish myself a happy birthday and i think i'm going to have a POD X3 YEAH:P ). I don't think that the number of years is really important though, what counts, is the number of hours I've spent on my guitar, and i never force myself playing, i just love too.

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You can skip this paragraph if you want rolleyes.gif
When I first start playing guitar, I was stuck in one kind of music (wich I like very much), i always listened to heavy metal and hard rock bands, but playing guitar introduced me to a lot of other styles like blues, jazz, funk, fusion,ect ....
I had 5 bands, but now i'm alone, I've tryed to convince my twin brother to play bass, so we can form a band together, but it's quite difficult, and I don't want to force him. So I also learned how to play bass and drum, and now I am my own band (even if I prefer having one with cool people, cause I love contact with musicians).

OK, enough talking about me, let's focus on our lesson. the main goal of my lesson is to show you how you can use the major scale. so you're going to find 2 modes in this lesson, the ionian mode (major scale) and the lydian mode (same as the major scale with a sharp forth instead of perfect forth). You might also find some out notes, even in major scales i like to use 3m and 6m from time to time, so remember that scales are just theory, but when you play music you can do whatever you want to do if it sounds cool wink.gif

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I would also like to add that this lesson contains some fast alternate picking, what i like about them is that they are in a clean sound, practice them slowly in order to play them wright. (playing fast alternate picking with clean sound is better than with distorsion because it lets you focus on the notes you hit in order to see if you're playing too fast for yourself. Practice slowly and then accelerate, it's essential if you want to progress.

Chord Progression :
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G-C-D
Em-C-Am-D- -Em-C-Am-B7
G-C-D

This chord progression works perfectly with the G mixolydian mode because of the B7, notice that i didn't use too much notes when this chord is played, that's why using lydian and ionian sounds good, anyway that's not important, what's important is that it sounds good, at least for me rolleyes.gif . If you need more informations, check out Andrew's Lesson : Modal Chord Progressions.

Main Video :
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Attached File  main_video.wmv ( 20.99MB ) Number of downloads: 2717

This solo is dedicated to Julie (my girlfriend), she's always encouraged me and she was my source of inspiration when writing it.
Special thanks also to my brother, for helping me working on Vegas movie maker and I hope you'll start taking bass for serious.

Part 1 :
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Attached File  1_un.wmv ( 11.66MB ) Number of downloads: 931

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------------------------------------------3/15----------19-17-16---|
g|------------------------------------------------5---------------------------4------16-15-14----------19|
d|--------------------2-------5-4---------------4---3-2-------------------2-5----------------------------|
a|----2-----2-----2-5---5-2-5---------2-----5---------------2-----2-----3--------------------------------|
e|3-5---3-5---3-5-----------------3-5---3-5---3---------3-5---3-5---2-5----------------------------------|


The first part of each lick is a repetitive rythm in order to create a melody that people will remember. As you can notice, i'm using the ionian mode (on the last note of the second lick, i'm using a 3m, it makes the melody a little bit less 'happy', you can train your ear by trying to figure out where are the minor notes)

Part 2 :
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Attached File  2_deux.wmv ( 8.91MB ) Number of downloads: 424

e|----------------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------17-15b-15-14-----|
g|------12-14-12-14b-14b-16-----------------12--|
d|---14---------------------14------------------|
a|16--------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------|


This lick starts with a sweeping to create a little tense, and we're also changing mode, we're now using the Lydian mode, it's quite difficult to hear it since there's only one note that differ (the forth is sharpen) but the lydian mode have a lost and mysterious feeling

Part 3 :
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Attached File  3_trois.wmv ( 11.54MB ) Number of downloads: 488

e|------------------------------------------12-15-14b-14-12-15b-15b-15b-15-14-12------------------|
b|---------------------------------12-14-15-------------------------------------------------------|
g|11h12p11----------------11-12-14-----------------------------------------------16-15-14-7-5-4---|
d|---------14-12-11-12-14-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Allright, so we're still in the lydian mode and that's a fast alternate picking lick, remember blink.gif , practice it SLOWLY ohmy.gif (unleast if you've allready mastered the alternate picking technique, then you can play it fast wink.gif).

Part 4 :
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Attached File  4_quatre.wmv ( 14.13MB ) Number of downloads: 458

e|--------------------------------------|
b|--------------------------------------|
g|------------------2-4-5-7-5-4---------|
d|------------2-4-5--------------/7-5---|
a|------2-3-5---------------------------|
e|2-3-5---------------------------------|


Now we're back to the ionian mode, and that's another fast alternate picking.

Part 5 :
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Attached File  5_cinq.wmv ( 17.13MB ) Number of downloads: 404

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------12(harmonic)--|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------------12-------------|
g|-------------------------------------------16-17-16-14--------------14--------------|
d|/19-17-19-19-19-17h19----------17-16----17-------------17-16-14-12------------------|
a|----------------------17h18h19-------19---------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


This lick is full contains a sweeping and a some hammer ons, it create a fluid sound. At the end i'm using a harmonic on the high E string, but you can also replace it by a 'normal' E.

Part 6 :
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Attached File  6_six.wmv ( 16.13MB ) Number of downloads: 391

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|x-14b-14-11-12--7-7----------------------------------------------2-----|
d|---------------------------------------------2-------5-4-------4---5---|
a|-----------------------------------------2-5---5-2-5-----5-2-5---------|
e|---------------------5-7/12--3-5/10--3-5-------------------------------|


On the second part of this lick, we're kinda using the pentatonic box (2nd position) of E minor (same as 1st position for G major) and we're adding to it the ionian notes (because the major pentatonic notes are all in the ionian mode).

Part 7 :
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Attached File  7_sept.wmv ( 9.82MB ) Number of downloads: 341

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3----|
b|3-----------3-----------3-----------3-----------/5--/8-7------------------------------0----|
g|--4-3-2-3-4---4-3-2-3-4---4-3-2-3-4---4-3-2-3-4----------5-/12-11----------9------0---0----|
d|------------------------------------------------------------------12-10-12---10-9-----0----|
a|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2----|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3----|


That's another fast lick, so don't forget to practice it slowly, i've added a lot of backing track, the main video is on 105 bpm, but i've added some faster backing tracks so those who have advanced level could practice those fast runs faster (even if the solo is much better at 105 bpm than at 120 bpm, sometimes too much speed kills the songs melody).

Backing tracks :
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Attached File  Backing_Track_75_bpm.mp3 ( 1.71MB ) Number of downloads: 469

Attached File  Backing_Track_80_bpm.mp3 ( 1.6MB ) Number of downloads: 325

Attached File  Backing_Track_85_bpm.mp3 ( 1.51MB ) Number of downloads: 298

Attached File  Backing_Track_90_bpm.mp3 ( 1.43MB ) Number of downloads: 303

Attached File  Backing_Track_95_bpm.mp3 ( 1.36MB ) Number of downloads: 275

Attached File  Backing_Track_100_bpm.mp3 ( 1.29MB ) Number of downloads: 313

Attached File  Backing_Track_105_bpm__main_.mp3 ( 1.23MB ) Number of downloads: 312

Attached File  Backing_Track_110_bpm.mp3 ( 1.18MB ) Number of downloads: 304

Attached File  Backing_Track_115_bpm.mp3 ( 1.13MB ) Number of downloads: 291

Attached File  Backing_Track_120_bpm.mp3 ( 1.09MB ) Number of downloads: 363


Guitar Pro 5 :
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Attached File  Clean_and_Happy.gp5 ( 7K ) Number of downloads: 296


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This post has been edited by Zizi Top: Sep 29 2008, 06:36 PM


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post Apr 21 2008, 06:57 PM
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Great lesson man


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post Apr 21 2008, 08:40 PM
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Awesome! I can see that you have put a lot of effort into this, well done! biggrin.gif
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post Apr 21 2008, 09:54 PM
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Nice lesson mate smile.gif

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Jad Diab
post Apr 22 2008, 10:44 AM
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thx guys, really glad you enjoyed it wink.gif
if you have any question don't hesitate
Practice good smile.gif
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post Apr 22 2008, 10:49 AM
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QUOTE (Zizi Top @ Apr 22 2008, 10:44 AM) *
thx guys, really glad you enjoyed it wink.gif
if you have any question don't hesitate
Practice good smile.gif
tchus

Great lesson. I'm much better at practicing badly than good however lol biggrin.gif


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post Apr 22 2008, 01:11 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Apr 22 2008, 11:49 AM) *
Great lesson. I'm much better at practicing badly than good however lol biggrin.gif

what i meant by practice good, is:
- practice slowly and increase speed when you're confortable
-practice a looooot wink.gif


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post Apr 23 2008, 02:05 PM
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Very nice and tasty lesson ZiZi- I like your playing, thanks! biggrin.gif


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post Apr 23 2008, 03:10 PM
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thanks kris for this nice comment smile.gif


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post Apr 24 2008, 12:16 PM
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Very well done lesson man !! Good job! smile.gif


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post Apr 24 2008, 12:52 PM
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Very nice solo!
Me likes it biggrin.gif
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post Apr 24 2008, 11:39 PM
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wow this is really great, you really worked hard for this! smile.gif


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post Apr 25 2008, 02:14 PM
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thanks for these great comments, i'm having a great time when reading them smile.gif


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post Apr 25 2008, 04:04 PM
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yeah,very nice to hear some clean guitar, we have plenty of distorted shred-solon, so this is very refreshing! Great!


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post Apr 25 2008, 08:10 PM
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cool lession.. lots of licks to learn here smile.gif


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post Apr 26 2008, 02:57 PM
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i'm glad you like my licks smile.gif


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post May 3 2008, 10:24 PM
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thats very nice hard work .nice job


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post May 5 2008, 06:33 PM
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thanks hisham, i'm happy you like it smile.gif


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post May 5 2008, 09:09 PM
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Very cool Jad, Lick 7 reminds me of Zakk Wylde, I like what you have done and will no doubt learn a lot from learning it, I may even post a version up here if I can find my leads to record!! Very nice work man, hopefully we will see some more stuff from you soon!!

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post May 5 2008, 10:59 PM
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QUOTE (iainsteward @ May 5 2008, 10:09 PM) *
Very cool Jad, Lick 7 reminds me of Zakk Wylde, I like what you have done and will no doubt learn a lot from learning it, I may even post a version up here if I can find my leads to record!! Very nice work man, hopefully we will see some more stuff from you soon!!

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Oh that was full of compliment, i would be really glad to hear your version of the song smile.gif, i m really happy that you like it. i may upload new lesson when i'll have some time (cause now my exam period are begining).

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