8-Finger Tapping Solo - Advanced #1

by Aleksander Sukovic

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  • Hi GMC'ers! This lesson is based on a concept that I've already presented in the lesson 'Modern Soloing'. Namely, the idea is that one should consider composing solos using instruments other that one's main one - as it brings a certain number of advantages, such as generating melodic lines and phrases unfamiliar to one's own playing style, but rather using creativity without restraints that a number of years playing a single instrument inevitably forces you into, as already discussed in the mentioned lesson.

    This time, the application of this composing method is primarily on the 8-finger tapping technique. This adds a certain amount of freedom in creativity and innovation, since 8-finger tapping has a number of advantages in various possibilities regarding the playing speed and virtuosity playing different kinds of musical phrases, arpeggios, interval combinations.

    The main purpose of this solo is to give you a taste of the limitless possibilities that a combination of this technique and the mentioned composing method gives you. The only obstacle you might encounter while learning this solo is you ability to concentrate, since it is technically no more advanced and demanding than the one I've shown in the '8-Finger Tapping Solo - Intermediate #1' lesson.

    What I mean by concentration, is that the segments of the solo are by them self not advanced technically, but the pace in which they are moving from one to another demands fast thinking and strong concentration. That can only be acquired by patience and mindful practicing. By mindful I mean practicing with thinking about what you do, and how you do it.

    E - B - G - D - A - E
    (From thick to thin string)

    140 BPM

    Time Signature:

    B minor

    * B Minor
    * B Hungarian
    * B Minor Harmonic
    * B Blues Minor

    Good luck!/ Aleksander

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