Beautiful Ballad Ivan, i love ballads like this! I'm gonna learn this, Thank you!
Very nice ballad Ivan! Really liking it
First notes reminds me of a song... don't know what song
I loved the feeling and the bendings Ivan
Great lesson mate!
Very nice ballad lead lesson!
Great lesson and melody Ivan!
Very nice lesson Ivan! Melodic and very useful!
Thank you very much for the comments everyone
Oh and forgot to say, I reconmend people that have to brush up their bends this lesson. Truely some relly nice bends here!
Excellent lesson Ivan, wonderful feel in this one
great tone ivan!
Very emotional. Your phrasing is great, too.
Thank you very much guys, very nice of you.
well done Ivan, always beautiful!
Really beautiful ballad, Ivan!
Well done Ivan, as always. Really interesting lesson!
Great ballad, Ivan! Very emotional!
Thank you again everyone, much appreciated
Nice atmosphere and playing!
I love this! Its so awesome song and also is very nice composed for continuing
Much appreciated work on this one, Ivan!
So sweet and very emotional , good Job Ivane !
beautiful solo Ivan, great lesson
Amazing ballad feel man. Well done
Thanks a lot people, very nice of you
really great ballad...this is something very good to start with
Hello GMC, and welcome to my new lesson. Today we will do some ballad soloing and phrasing, but also trying to do some nice phrasing effects to make your playing more expressive.
I named this solo "Ballad For Everyone", because anyone can learn it, and it sounds cool enough to sing it. It's a nice and easy piece that you can develop further easily, because it has a strong main theme.
The accent in this lesson will be on vibrato and bending - the two most important techniques in ballad soloing. Good vibrato and bending use will enable us to give the guitar tone a more expressive, vocal-like character.
The function of vibrato here will increase as the solo progresses. In the beginning we will use it lightly, and later transfer to more aggressive vibrato. Same goes for other techniques too. In the beginning we pick lightly (both with fingers and with pick), and later on, we use aggressive picking with lots of raked notes.
If you have any doubts, check the spoken video on the slot "1", or ask me questions via my board or via PM on GMC forum.
Have fun! :)