Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Student Lesson :lil' Wayne Style
snackajacks
post Jun 16 2012, 09:51 PM
Post #1


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 741
Joined: 10-May 11
From: Netherlands
Member No.: 12.787



Hi guys, as promised I would do a approach on lil' Wayne's unique guitar style.
We are going to look at the solo from this song :

The Riff
Riff breaks down at 0:35


Insight
As we all know , Lil Wayne has an unique style of guitarplaying, Some can only dream of it.
It took me some time to prepare and tab this lesson, but here are some insights.

First off all we are going to look at the riff at 0:18.
If you look at the video, you can really hear his emotion in the tone, the guitar and the overall style.

I am not worthy but I will try to help you guys out with this solo.
Some of you might not now, but Lil Wayne creates his own musical scales where he improvises in.
This one is called the " P.I.M.P Scale " and works on any of his songs

I recorded my take on the solo, to try and recreate his feeling, It is in the attachement.

The Tab :

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
---13-------15------13----15----13--15^?---------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

the ? is a variable in this solo, you can just overbend, underbend. It is all cool.

The Gear
Lil Wayne has his own custom made guitars named Skwajjer. They have infinite sustain and tone,
He often uses his "Gold Teeth Tremolo" and the "Playah's Phaser". His tuning is in E with a lowered G and
the B string tuned just a little higher. This gives that extra feeling

The Conclusion

Needless to say you can't just go out and play this, It's a process and takes a while.
Some say he taught Steve Vai how to play guitar.

Good Luck !


Oh yeah btw, can I have my student instructor badge now smile.gif ?

This post has been edited by snackajacks: Jun 16 2012, 10:00 PM
Attached File(s)
Attached File  Lil_wayne_masterclass.mp3 ( 751.02K ) Number of downloads: 93
 


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gitarrero
post Jun 16 2012, 09:56 PM
Post #2


Accomplished Rock Star
Group Icon

Group: Student Instructor
Posts: 4.051
Joined: 24-June 08
From: Rottweil, Germany
Member No.: 5.361



Nice Marc!

I think I'll start slowly and build the speed up... laugh.gif


--------------------
Check my band project with fellow GMCer VilleFIN
Facebook
Youtube
Soundcloud
Twitter
Instagram



Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
snackajacks
post Jun 16 2012, 09:58 PM
Post #3


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 741
Joined: 10-May 11
From: Netherlands
Member No.: 12.787



QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Jun 16 2012, 08:56 PM) *
Nice Marc!

I think I'll start slowly and build the speed up... laugh.gif


YEs, now added with the sound sample. how it should sound like.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
JTaylor
post Jun 17 2012, 12:14 AM
Post #4


Apprentice Roadie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 495
Joined: 5-December 11
From: Florida, USA
Member No.: 14.530



Very impressive! What is this, Level 12? You managed to capture the total essence if this very gifted artist and you are to be commended. After seeing the sheer awesomeness and complexity of "Lil Wayne Style", I am, more than ever, just going to stick to rhythm playing.... no sense in even trying to learn something like this!

This post has been edited by JTaylor: Jun 17 2012, 12:15 AM


--------------------

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
PosterBoy
post Jun 17 2012, 06:32 AM
Post #5


Learning Roadie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.385
Joined: 26-October 11
From: Galway, Ireland
Member No.: 14.225



The clips show he has really mastered an understanding of the modes, he not just all technique with nothing to say


--------------------
Currently Working on

PosterBoy's Modern Riffing with Gabriel

PosterBoy's Bootcamp with Todd



Gear
Tyler Burning Water 2K
Burny RLG90 with BK Emeralds
Fender US Tele with BK Piledrivers
Axe Fx Ultra - GCP Pro
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Slavenko Erazer
post Jun 17 2012, 03:40 PM
Post #6


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.290
Joined: 31-January 12
From: VALHALLA
Member No.: 15.024



I think Ben promissed he will do a lesson in a complete style of Lil Vayne?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ben Higgins
post Jun 17 2012, 05:03 PM
Post #7


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.765
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820



Oh yes !! Perfect ! Marc, you are a hero biggrin.gif



QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Jun 17 2012, 03:40 PM) *
I think Ben promissed he will do a lesson in a complete style of Lil Vayne?


There's no way I can top this smile.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
snackajacks
post Jun 18 2012, 12:37 PM
Post #8


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 741
Joined: 10-May 11
From: Netherlands
Member No.: 12.787



QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jun 17 2012, 04:03 PM) *
Oh yes !! Perfect ! Marc, you are a hero biggrin.gif





There's no way I can top this smile.gif


It was the result of years of research, I think he is the underrated Jimmy Hendrix of this time.
And I want to respect him by doing this lesson.

thanks guys wink.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Zoot
post Jun 18 2012, 02:53 PM
Post #9


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 51
Joined: 15-May 12
From: Sydney, Australia
Member No.: 15.895



RESPECT!


--------------------
That which doesn't kill us...
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Cosmin Lupu
post Jun 18 2012, 04:20 PM
Post #10


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 22.808
Joined: 14-June 10
From: Bucharest
Member No.: 10.636



I will quit playing... my life is worthless and I won't ever be able to reach such heights as a musician and player... sad.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Azzaboi
post Jun 18 2012, 08:09 PM
Post #11


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.485
Joined: 23-March 09
From: New Zealand
Member No.: 6.965



Nice lesson, I will have to practice severnal hours a day or more!

Oh wow, it's really hard to get that ultra off beat timing! Plus that good palm muting without a pick is near impossible too.

He shouldn't be in rap, he should be singing and playing guitar solos, that's where his talent sleeps!

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ben Higgins
post Jun 18 2012, 09:01 PM
Post #12


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.765
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820



QUOTE (Azzaboi @ Jun 18 2012, 08:09 PM) *
that's where his talent sleeps!


As in.. it's sleeping and never wakes up ?? laugh.gif



Although is anyone else starting to feel a little bit that we're ripping on this guy so much ? He's just a human after all smile.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
snackajacks
post Jun 18 2012, 09:19 PM
Post #13


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 741
Joined: 10-May 11
From: Netherlands
Member No.: 12.787



QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jun 18 2012, 08:01 PM) *
Although is anyone else starting to feel a little bit that we're ripping on this guy so much ? He's just a human after all smile.gif


How dare you call him human, he is a god !


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ben Higgins
post Jun 18 2012, 09:22 PM
Post #14


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.765
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820



QUOTE (snackajacks @ Jun 18 2012, 09:19 PM) *
How dare you call him human, he is a god !


Sorry.. typo ! huh.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
SirJamsalot
post Jun 18 2012, 10:00 PM
Post #15


Learning Rock Star
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.226
Joined: 4-May 10
From: Bay Area, California
Member No.: 10.312



!! Epic !! Great lesson!

Who's gonna be the first to submit this as a rec?


--------------------
The more I practice, the more I wish I had time to practice!
My Band Forum: http://passionfly.site/chat

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Opetholic
post Jun 18 2012, 11:01 PM
Post #16


Learning Guitar Lord
*

Group: Members
Posts: 803
Joined: 2-May 12
From: Holland
Member No.: 15.794



QUOTE (Azzaboi @ Jun 18 2012, 07:09 PM) *
Nice lesson, I will have to practice severnal hours a day or more!

Oh wow, it's really hard to get that ultra off beat timing! Plus that good palm muting without a pick is near impossible too.

He shouldn't be in rap, he should be singing and playing guitar solos, that's where his talent sleeps!


Ummm, I am a little bit confused tongue.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
JTaylor
post Jun 19 2012, 01:42 AM
Post #17


Apprentice Roadie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 495
Joined: 5-December 11
From: Florida, USA
Member No.: 14.530



QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ Jun 18 2012, 05:00 PM) *
!! Epic !! Great lesson!

Who's gonna be the first to submit this as a rec?


Count me out.... no point in even trying. sad.gif


--------------------

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Pourliver
post Jun 19 2012, 02:54 AM
Post #18


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 178
Joined: 17-April 12
From: Canada, Québec
Member No.: 15.684



Wow the way he is shredding blink.gif

Good luck with this lesson, difficulty 11 for sure !
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
SpaseMoonkey
post Jun 19 2012, 03:23 AM
Post #19


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 951
Joined: 8-May 11
From: Warren, Ohio
Member No.: 12.764





Yeah, I guess someone has already tried to explain his amazing skill.

This post has been edited by SpaseMoonkey: Jun 19 2012, 03:25 AM


--------------------
Guitars:
Ibanez RG920QM (Black Ice) , Ibanez S770PB (Natural Flat) , Ibanez RG470XL (Black Perl) , Squire IV Jazz Bass (Sunburst)
Gear:
Kemper Profiling Amp , Mesa Mark 5:25

My YouTube Page.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
snackajacks
post Jun 19 2012, 10:25 AM
Post #20


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 741
Joined: 10-May 11
From: Netherlands
Member No.: 12.787



QUOTE (SpaseMoonkey @ Jun 19 2012, 02:23 AM) *
Yeah, I guess someone has already tried to explain his amazing skill.


haha gotta love that vid biggrin.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Fast ReplyReply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 24th January 2017 - 08:10 AM