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> Playthrough Of One Of My Tracks, Hammer of Hephaistos
Ben Higgins
post May 14 2014, 03:42 PM
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Here's a playthrough I did of Hammer of Hephaistos. The guitar is tuned to drop D, mainly because that's the way I recorded the riff. When I recorded the lead parts for the album I was in standard tuning but only used the low E string once so it was no problem to play the whole thing through using Drop D anyway smile.gif



From 0:47-0:49 there's a picking run that I discussed on my last video chat which uses legato and alternate picking together. This sort of idea was inspired by Jason Becker.

There's some 'outside' sounding ideas in this track too.. I didn't approach it using theory though, just trial and error with what sounded good to me.

For that ascending picking run at 3:09 I'm using groups of 7 and shifting it up through the D Minor scale.

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post May 14 2014, 05:01 PM
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The low bend that you do in the main theme (0:05 and 0:10) is really cool!


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post May 14 2014, 05:50 PM
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Awesome stuff Ben. Your bending accuracy is just phenomenal. cool.gif


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post May 14 2014, 06:55 PM
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Thanks guys.. bends are fun, we all like using them !


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post May 14 2014, 07:02 PM
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They are indeed. smile.gif

Your Outside Bending lesson gave me a new appreciation for how damn hard it is to maintain constant accuracy, especially while applying vibrato.


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post May 14 2014, 07:57 PM
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Awesome smokage Ben!


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post May 14 2014, 08:22 PM
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QUOTE (gregc1 @ May 14 2014, 07:02 PM) *
They are indeed. smile.gif

Your Outside Bending lesson gave me a new appreciation for how damn hard it is to maintain constant accuracy, especially while applying vibrato.


I'm glad you took something from that lesson !

QUOTE (Spock @ May 14 2014, 07:57 PM) *
Awesome smokage Ben!




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Thank you man. Oh it's been too long since I've seen that movie !


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post May 14 2014, 08:48 PM
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Very sweet, man. love those riff parts biggrin.gif


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post May 15 2014, 08:40 AM
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QUOTE (Marius Pop @ May 14 2014, 08:48 PM) *
Very sweet, man. love those riff parts biggrin.gif


Thanks Marius.. they're tricky to play because of the rhythm displacement going on !


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