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post Aug 14 2007, 12:51 AM
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Hello GMC,

Welcome to my first lesson called "Shred 'N Roll" on the Aspiring Instructors Board.
I think you probably have seen me around before but I'll introduce myself anyways wink.gif

ABOUT ME:


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My name is Ezra van den Bosch and I live in Holland.
I'm 15 years old and I've got 3 years left to do on school.
I play the electric guitar from my 14th birthday and I love it.
December 9th I'm going to turn 16.
When I'm not practicing I'm either doing schoolwork or skating/having fun with friends.

My favorite guitarists are Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert and Yngwie Malmsteen I especially
like Joe Satriani because of his awesome songwriting skills.

I like playing Classic to Progressive Rock, Metal and Country/Blues styles plus I find shredding fun to do.
The bands I like most are Van Halen, Guns 'N Roses and Rage Against The Machine.

Soon I'm going to record a demo with my personal teacher and I'm going to look for a band to join near my hometown.

I hope to be able to teach you lots of stuff on GMC smile.gif

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My guitar is an Ibanez RG Prestige with active EMG's and a floating tremolo system.
(with a whammy bar from a Stratocaster )
I use 1 huge guitar pedal which is the Line6 POD XT Live and I plug that into my computer.

ABOUT THE LESSON:


This lesson is in the style of Paul Gilbert (which is in high demand) and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
The 2 guitar players mixed together is what I call Blues Shred, which is really fun to play.
Paul Gilbert is popular in the Shred Scene and played in Racer X, Mr. Big and plays solo nowadays.
SRV played in Double Trouble did unbelievable great blues work, and now rests in peace.
Check out SRV's awesome song "Scuttle Buttin'"!!
You'll find some of the licks I used.

The Lesson starts out with a Rage Against The Machine influenced riff in E minor pentatonic with the added blues note (b5).
Then the Bass Guitar and Drums kick in.
The Bass Guitar mainly just plays the same riff as the Rhythm Guitar.
The Drums go with the groove of the Main Riff.

The solo contains some double stops, crazy bends, crazy legato,
flashy 16th triplets runs and some bluesy licks.


The piece is at 100 BPM on full speed.
The time signature is 4/4.

Let's Start!!


Attached File  Shred___N_Roll___Ezravdb___GMC.wmv ( 6.73MB ) Number of downloads: 3840


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Video 1 The Main Riff
Attached File  Video_1_Main_Riff.wmv ( 4.06MB ) Number of downloads: 3263


E||--------------------------------|
B||--------------------------------|
G||--------------------------------|
D||--------------s7--5-------------|
A||-s7--5---5----------7-5---------|
E||-------7---7-6----------7-6-5-3-|


--------------------------------|---------------------------------|-----------------------|
--------------------------------|---------------------------------|-----------------------|
--------------------------------|---------------------------------|-----------------------|
---------------s7--5-----7-9-7--|---------------s7--5-------------|-----------------------|
--s7--5---5----------7-5--------|--s7--5---5----------7-5---------|--5----7----9----12----|
--------7---7-6-----------------|--------7---7-6----------7-6-5-3-|--3----5----7----10----|

The Main Riff is inspired by RATM which is one of my favourite bands.
I slide with my ringfinger to the 7th fret.
The Blues note makes this riff sound extra cool.

Video 2 Lick 1 SRV
Attached File  Video_2_Lick_1.wmv ( 4.35MB ) Number of downloads: 1423



|-----------0--------0----------------|
|---------0---0-3b~----3p-0-----------|
|--2b~----------------------3p-2p-0---|
|-----------------------------------2-|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|


This lick starts with a little grace note on the 2nd fret on the D string which is the root note of the piece.
A grace note is a note which is played really really short and is written on sheet paper really small.(see guitar pro)
The note after the grace note (2nd fret g string) is played with the same finger as the grace note which is the ringfinger.
This Lick is very SRV-ish, check the song Scuttle Buttin' and you'll notice.

Video 3 Lick 2 SRV
Attached File  Video_3_Lick_2.wmv ( 3.02MB ) Number of downloads: 1051



|-------------------------------------------|
|--14br---12-14p-12-x-x-12~-----------------|
|--14br---12-14p-12-x-x-12~--2p-0-----------|
|---------------------------------2p-0------|
|--------------------------------------2p-0-|
|-------------------------------------------|


This lick is also in SRV style.
The double stops on the 14th frets are played with the ringfinger, it's with pinky AND ringfinger possible too.
However pulling off is a little bit harder.
The legato lick down the neck can be played with more/other fingers but I prefer just using my ringfinger because I'm used to it wink.gif

Video 4 Lick 3 Paul Gilbert
Attached File  Video_4_Lick_3.wmv ( 3.34MB ) Number of downloads: 1131


|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------12----14p-12----12-|
|----------------------------12h-14----14--------14----|
|---------10----12p-10----10---------------------------|
|--10h-12----12--------12------------------------------|


All 16th notes.
Just a cool way to go up the scale in Gilbert style.

Video 5 Lick 4 Paul Gilbert
Attached File  Video_5_Lick_4.wmv ( 3.57MB ) Number of downloads: 1025


|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------4-7-9---------7-9-10----------9-12-14-----------12-14-16-|
|--2h-5h-7-------5h-7h-9--------7h-9h-12---------9h-12h-14----------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


This crazy lick is hot, it's all in 16th note triplets. It's a segment of Paul's hardest lick he ever recorded.
The notes are taken from the pentatonic scale but are played like a regular minor scale.
Because it's pentatonic, the notes are far apart and there are huge stretches,
so start really slowly!! The first 3 notes of every pair of 6 notes are hammerons.

Video 6 Lick 5 SRV-ish
Attached File  Video_6_Lick_5_.wmv ( 2.65MB ) Number of downloads: 687



|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------12b-----12-14-14br--12h-14-|
|--------------14----------14--------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|--12-12-12-12-----12----------------------------|

This lick looks a bit like Lick 2.
We begin with an octave skip and than double stops.

Video 7 Lick 6 SRV-ish
Attached File  Video_7_Lick_6.wmv ( 2.82MB ) Number of downloads: 630


|--x-x-10-10-x-x--9--9-x-x-7-7-x-x-5-5-|
|--x-x-12-12-x-x-10-10-x-x-8-8-x-x-7-7-|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|

It's all 16th notes.
SRV uses these double stops in the solo "Scuttle Buttin".
Experiment with playing 2 notes at the same time in pentatonic scale but als minor scales smile.gif
For the dead notes don't forget to lightly touch the strings AND palm mute a little bit.
The palm muting makes sure you won't hear any natural harmonics!

Video 8 Lick 7 Paul Gilbert
Attached File  Video_8_Lick_7.wmv ( 4.02MB ) Number of downloads: 731


|-----------7---10-7-10b---------------------|
|-------8-----8-----------------10pbr--8-----|
|--7h-9---9-------------------------------9--|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|

This lick involves a bend which you don't see often.
You start with doing a full bend on the E string with your ringfinger and when you hear the aimed note you
let the E string slip and stop the string from ringing with your right hands finger (or palm).
Put your ringfinger on the string below, the B string, and act as if it's a prebend.
Look carefully at the video!!
Practice this part really good because this technique gives a refreshing sound instead of just a normal bend.
(don't overdo it ofcourse!)
The rest of the lick is pretty straight forward.

Video 9 Lick 8 Paul Gilbert
Attached File  Video_9_Lick_8.wmv ( 2.61MB ) Number of downloads: 815


|--19p-17p-15----------17p-15p-12----------15p-12p-10----------------------------|
|-------------17-15-12------------15-12-10---------------------17p-15p-12--------|
|-----------------------------------------------------16-14-12------------14-12-9|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


This lick is a segment of the descending part of Paul's terrifying lick biggrin.gif
The Picking is the same as Lick 4.
Start slowly!

Video 10 Lick 9 SRV-ish (Jimi Hendrix!)
Attached File  Video_10_Lick_9.wmv ( 1.42MB ) Number of downloads: 703



|--------------------------------|
|----------------8------8--------|
|------------7------7------7-----|
|----------5---5------5------5---|
|-----6s-7---------------------7-|
|--0-----------------------------|

This chord is a Em7.
SRV is familiar with this shape, it sounds really cool.
SRV likes to play a major 3th on the 6 fret of the D string which is called a E7#9 whre #9 stands for minor 3th 1 octave higher.
That chord has a "jazzy" sound.
But this piece is in minor so I played a Em7.
Make sure to let the notes ring but not too loud because it will sound a lil' bit messy, so palm muting a little bit with your right hand would be great.

Video 11 Lick 10 SRV-ish
Attached File  Video_11_Lick_10.wmv ( 1.89MB ) Number of downloads: 502


|-----------------------15---------|
|--14br---12-14p-12-x-x-15---------|
|--14br---12-14p-12-x-x------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|



This lick is a variation of Lick 2.
It's played almost the same.

Video 12 Lick 11 Paul Gilbert
Attached File  Video_12_Lick_11.wmv ( 5.93MB ) Number of downloads: 693


|--------------7h-10h-12p-10p-7----------------------7h-10h-12h-15p-12p-10p-7----|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----7h-9h-12------------------12p-9p-7----7h-9h-12--------------------------12p|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--10------------------------------------10--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


This lick is played in groups of 7 notes (!).
It flows really nice. You don't have to worry a lot about the weird note length because it will go naturally.
If it doesn't work for you practice slowly with the metronome and make sure to accent the first note of every group really well!!
Practicing with Guitar Pro works great too!

This lick is a typical Paul Gilbert lick, especially because it involves string-skipping.
Paul Gilbert uses this technique a lot because sweeping doesn't work for him (he says).
The arpeggio I play here is an Em7.
I start on the minor third and then go all the way up the arpeggio and I even tap one note with me picking hand.
I only pick the first note on every string, the rest is hammer-ons and pull-offs.
Damp the strings which you don't play with the palm of your right hand, and the left hand fingers.
(Check Racer X - Scarified out for more from this kind of licks)

Video 13 Lick 12 Random Double Stop Blues lick
Attached File  Video_13_Lick_12.wmv ( 2.61MB ) Number of downloads: 596


|--3----5----7----10----|--------------------||
|--3----5----7----10----|--------------------||
|-----------------------|--------------------||
|-----------------------|--2-----------------||
|-----------------------|--2-----------------||
|-----------------------|--0-----------------||


This lick consists of 4 double stops going up the neck with the power chords.
We end this piece on the root: an Em power chord.

That was the last lick!

I want you to really practice the 16th notes patterns en 16th note triplets patterns (on a beat)
because these are very common in Paul Gilbert's playing.
Also spend lots of time with the double stops and fast bends because SRV uses them a lot.
And don't forget to play around with the backing tracks wink.gif


I think that wraps it up for this lesson.
One tip before you go:
If you practice with the 60 BPM Backing Track don't forget to tap your foot because you can easily lose the rhythm and come in to late or too early when the drums kick in wink.gif

I hope you liked this lesson, because I did my very best and it was hard work for me.(first timer)
Do you Have questions? Feel free to ask me!

EXTRA:


I've included a Guitar Pro 4 file of the Lesson so everybody can view it.
(The extension is .gp5 because I couldn't upload it as .gp4)
There's free software out there which can view these files smile.gif

Attached File  GMC___Shred___N_Roll____Ezravd_2.gp5 ( 8.77K ) Number of downloads: 452


Backing Track is sequenced with REAPER.
The camera I used is a Sony DCR HC90E.
I used Toontrack's EZDrummer for the Drums, and 4Front for the Bass.
Everything is composed in Guitar Pro.

Backing Track 60 BPM:
Attached File  Shred___N_Roll_Backing_Track_60_BPM_Ezravdb.mp3 ( 1.31MB ) Number of downloads: 521

Backing Track 100 BPM:
Attached File  Shred___N_Roll_Backing_Track_100_BPM_Ezravdb.mp3 ( 827.06K ) Number of downloads: 546


Now with extra click.

If you have a Line6 Pod XT you can now use my tone:

Attached File  Shred___N_Roll___Ezravdb___TONE.l6t ( 2.09K ) Number of downloads: 343


I see ya in the Forums.

Greets and Good Luck,

Ezra

PS: Constructive Feedback is very welcome smile.gif

This post has been edited by ezravdb: Aug 16 2007, 07:59 PM


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post Aug 14 2007, 01:22 AM
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post Aug 14 2007, 01:31 AM
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You have clearly put together some of the best of what you have been exposed to, and put a lot of effort into this. I appreciate your efforts.
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Aug 14 2007, 02:31 AM) *
You have clearly put together some of the best of what you have been exposed to, and put a lot of effort into this. I appreciate your efforts.


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Simply awsome effort Ezra. Its clear to see you have put a massive amount of time, care and attention into this lesson and it has paid off.

I will enjoy doing this lesson very much - well done! cool.gif


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Some excellent work there Ezra - well done!


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oh, btw, your playing is pretty darn good. of course can all improve. well most of us. a few guys are so good, can't imagine how they could get better, except to come up with fresh songs. but you have accomplished a great deal, and are moving rapidly in the direction of virtuoso shredder, that is clear.
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Aug 14 2007, 04:27 AM) *
oh, btw, your playing is pretty darn good. of course can all improve. well most of us. a few guys are so good, can't imagine how they could get better, except to come up with fresh songs. but you have accomplished a great deal, and are moving rapidly in the direction of virtuoso shredder, that is clear.


I'm happy to hear that fkalich!!
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Is the Guitar Pro file working ?


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You did a good job!You can tell you realy put alot into this and it payed off.


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Great one Ezra,15 years old and playing like that,thumbs up!! smile.gif


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I have added Backing Tracks with extra click in the beginning!!

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Miles better than me tongue.gif biggrin.gif

I checked the GP file, its working great in Tux Guitar so I can only assume it will work fine in proper GP.


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QUOTE (muris @ Aug 13 2007, 11:52 PM) *
Great one Ezra,15 years old and playing like that,thumbs up!! smile.gif


15 nothing, playing like that at any age. i don't think he has played very long either.

i go into some music stores to get picks or something, and i feel like a corkscrew is going up my spine listening to some of these guys older than that trying out amps. awful. and they think they know how to play. fine job, and a testimony to the high quality of the instruction at Kris' site.
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Excellent Ezra! biggrin.gif I especially like your open string licks and wide stretch speed runs! biggrin.gif

I'll see if we can perhaps link to this post from the main page smile.gif


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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Aug 15 2007, 07:10 AM) *
Excellent Ezra! biggrin.gif I especially like your open string licks and wide stretch speed runs! biggrin.gif

I'll see if we can perhaps link to this post from the main page smile.gif


That would be great Kris, thanks very much biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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hey ezra

i think this very good , in such short time you became that good?
imprasive!

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