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post Jul 9 2014, 04:26 PM
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Hi Dalbor! Welcome to our thread for Gab's Army!

Here I will guide you with your guitar practice and composition to help you to achieve your guitar goals. Please give me here all the info that you think can help for this task, as well as your favorite musicians, some videos of you playing and compositions if you have.

I hope that you enjoy your stay at Gab's Army! smile.gif

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 9 2014, 03:26 PM) *
Hi Dalbor! Welcome to our thread for Gab's Army!

Here I will guide you with your guitar practice and composition to help you to achieve your guitar goals. Please give me here all the info that you think can help for this task, as well as your favorite musicians, some videos of you playing and compositions if you have.

I hope that you enjoy your stay at Gab's Army! smile.gif


Hi Gabriel !

Im playing guitar for about 1 year and 7 months. I ve started playing it, mainly because of listning metallica albums. After a half year i have formed a band which was playing some mixed up covers. Our first concert was in school and we recorded it here you have link :

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=576014659135645

After 2 more concerts I got an offer to play in Thrashmetal band BeerHolder. When i joined them the band was just starting with composing songs. We play our first concert at October link:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=292...e=1&theater

My favorite musicans are : Andy James , John Petrucci , Victor Smolski , You biggrin.gif , John 5 , Gary Holt , Synyster Gates :3 , Michael Angelo Batio and Marty Friedman biggrin.gif

And here is my little cover of Cowboys From Hell Solo :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40SvKRSYR8w

It was about 6 months ago i think.

My goal is to understand guitar scales , what stick them toghether and how to compose and use them perfectly in solos biggrin.gif
I hope you will help me smile.gif Seee yaaaa
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Ok mate! Based on your goals, I think that we can base the first part of this work on a Thrash Metal course that I designed some time ago for some special Vchat sessions.

The program looks like this:

Gabriel's Thrash Metal Course:

Part 1 - Tonalities & Scales

Part 2 - Rhythms & Techniques

Part 3 - Structures & Arrangements

Part 4 - Creating a song



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 9 2014, 04:42 PM) *
Ok mate! Based on your goals, I think that we can base the first part of this work on a Thrash Metal course that I designed some time ago for some special Vchat sessions.

The program looks like this:

Gabriel's Thrash Metal Course:

Part 1 - Tonalities & Scales

Part 2 - Rhythms & Techniques

Part 3 - Structures & Arrangements

Part 4 - Creating a song



Are you in? smile.gif



Of course Im in ! smile.gif
So what now ? biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Dalbor @ Jul 13 2014, 06:34 AM) *
Of course Im in ! smile.gif
So what now ? biggrin.gif



Excellent! We will start with the first part: Tonalities & Scales.

Do you have any suspect about which are the most used tonalities and scales in Thrash Metal?


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 13 2014, 03:49 PM) *
Excellent! We will start with the first part: Tonalities & Scales.

Do you have any suspect about which are the most used tonalities and scales in Thrash Metal?

E minor ? biggrin.gif
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hehehe ok, it's a good start. The scales that we will cover on this Thrash course are:

- Pentatonic Minor
- Blues Scale
- Minor

- Phrygian Mode
- Phrygian Dominant
- Harmonic Minor


Can we say that you already know the first 3 marked with bold perfectly?






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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 13 2014, 06:14 PM) *
hehehe ok, it's a good start. The scales that we will cover on this Thrash course are:

- Pentatonic Minor
- Blues Scale
- Minor

- Phrygian Mode
- Phrygian Dominant
- Harmonic Minor


Can we say that you already know the first 3 marked with bold perfectly?



Yes ! biggrin.gif , so what I must do now ?
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QUOTE (Dalbor @ Jul 13 2014, 03:18 PM) *
Yes ! biggrin.gif , so what I must do now ?



Perfect! Learn the Phrygian mode which is the most used mode, after Aeolian, in Thrash Metal Style.

This is a very complete thread to master it: LINK


You can also use these two lessons to learn licks and to practice the scale over the backing tracks:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/phrygi...loing-beginner/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/phrygi...g-intermediate/


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 13 2014, 06:26 PM) *
Perfect! Learn the Phrygian mode which is the most used mode, after Aeolian, in Thrash Metal Style.

This is a very complete thread to master it: LINK


You can also use these two lessons to learn licks and to practice the scale over the backing tracks:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/phrygi...loing-beginner/
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/phrygi...g-intermediate/


Please check all this stuff and let me know what you think and if you have questions! wink.gif

Ok thanks im gona reply you as soon as i will end biggrin.gif
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QUOTE (Dalbor @ Jul 13 2014, 03:36 PM) *
Ok thanks im gona reply you as soon as i will end biggrin.gif


Great! Some tips and ideas for new scales:

- Record yourself: It's very useful to record your guitar jams and practice to be able to listen it after your practice to check what things you should improve. It's difficult to listen to our playing while we are practicing because we need our attention on other things like right hand movement, left hand movement, timing, the notes you have to play, etc... It's also good to monitor your progress and be able to compare your playing with your own playing the previous day, week, month or year.

- Practice over chords, progressions and backing track to see how the notes of a scale sound in a musical context. This is much more helpful and effective than playing the scale without it.

- Learn licks from a solo or lesson using that scale, analyze them and the chords sounding in the backing, play them, and create variations. Write down or record your favorites and start your own library of licks.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 14 2014, 02:08 PM) *
Great! Some tips and ideas for new scales:

- Record yourself: It's very useful to record your guitar jams and practice to be able to listen it after your practice to check what things you should improve. It's difficult to listen to our playing while we are practicing because we need our attention on other things like right hand movement, left hand movement, timing, the notes you have to play, etc... It's also good to monitor your progress and be able to compare your playing with your own playing the previous day, week, month or year.

- Practice over chords, progressions and backing track to see how the notes of a scale sound in a musical context. This is much more helpful and effective than playing the scale without it.

- Learn licks from a solo or lesson using that scale, analyze them and the chords sounding in the backing, play them, and create variations. Write down or record your favorites and start your own library of licks.


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QUOTE (Dalbor @ Jul 19 2014, 06:03 PM) *
Im ready lets go !



what do you mean by "ready"? Have you worked on Phrygian mode? Do you have some recordings? Some favorites licks? smile.gif


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 20 2014, 12:21 AM) *
what do you mean by "ready"? Have you worked on Phrygian mode? Do you have some recordings? Some favorites licks? smile.gif

Yes I were practicing it over backing track and made guitar solo fir my band
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Excellent! This lesson is also a good complement for mastering the scale, and gives you great ideas for arranging and improvising: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/phrygi...ed-with-triads/


Let's explore Harmonic minor scale now! Here you have a good article about it, where you'll find all the theory behind it.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=49966

This is a good lesson for reference and to use the backing: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...-for-beginners/

More harmonic minor lessons: HERE


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 21 2014, 02:31 PM) *
Excellent! This lesson is also a good complement for mastering the scale, and gives you great ideas for arranging and improvising: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/phrygi...ed-with-triads/


Let's explore Harmonic minor scale now! Here you have a good article about it, where you'll find all the theory behind it.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=49966

This is a good lesson for reference and to use the backing: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...-for-beginners/

More harmonic minor lessons: HERE


I ve practice that mode a lot i have to say it really reminds me Marty Friedman solos. I have record myself many times and played with backing track. Soon i want to make an a guitar solo over a backing track playing all new modes and scales to let you hear my progress biggrin.gif. Im going on a vacation now so ill be out for about 2 weeks so dont be worried if i wont be at Guitarmasterclass. Im ready for the next one Master biggrin.gif !
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QUOTE (Dalbor @ Aug 2 2014, 04:13 PM) *
I ve practice that mode a lot i have to say it really reminds me Marty Friedman solos. I have record myself many times and played with backing track. Soon i want to make an a guitar solo over a backing track playing all new modes and scales to let you hear my progress biggrin.gif. Im going on a vacation now so ill be out for about 2 weeks so dont be worried if i wont be at Guitarmasterclass. Im ready for the next one Master biggrin.gif !


Hi Dalbor! thanks for your update and congrats on your hard work. I would really like to hear some samples from you playing. Marty Friedman is an amazing guitarist, very personal, very unique. He uses obviously a lot of harmonic minor as well as other modes and oriental scales. He has some really cool techniques and improvisation tricks that makes him sound even more exotic. We can analyze his style then!

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 3 2014, 06:12 PM) *
Hi Dalbor! thanks for your update and congrats on your hard work. I would really like to hear some samples from you playing. Marty Friedman is an amazing guitarist, very personal, very unique. He uses obviously a lot of harmonic minor as well as other modes and oriental scales. He has some really cool techniques and improvisation tricks that makes him sound even more exotic. We can analyze his style then!

Are you going to bring your guitar during the vacation?


I couldnt take guitar with me :C , Ill be home at 18 th August. I can wait to play , 2 weeks without guitar makes me sad. I reallly wanted to look at some Paul Gilbert licks , he is totally awesome guitar player.

Also i have question :

I want to take a part in really small guitar contest in my town. Goal is to cover a song . Tuning for it is Drop B. I want to write some harmonic and solos for it. I looked at scale generator and of course all scales all transformed by standard tuining. How can i find scales already transformed to B drop ?
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Well, this is tricky because you have to relearn the scales, mostly what happens with the 6th string that it's the one that is different. if you visualize the caged system but having in mind that now that the open chords have different names there shouldn't be a problem. But of course, you need practice.

This is how the caged system looks in drop D:

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You should use the same shapes but transpose it to drop B.

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Now D is B, so everything is a minor third down.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 17 2014, 03:14 PM) *
Well, this is tricky because you have to relearn the scales, mostly what happens with the 6th string that it's the one that is different. if you visualize the caged system but having in mind that now that the open chords have different names there shouldn't be a problem. But of course, you need practice.

This is how the caged system looks in drop D:

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You should use the same shapes but transpose it to drop B.

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Now D is B, so everything is a minor third down.


Super cool images , im defenitly use them. I also found that one http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_sc...=5&choice=1
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