Very cool Chowy - a must for those of you analysing Vai's playing!
Good work Chowy!
Some fresh ideas and great patterns on this solo! I like it
awesome lesson dude!
Nice chops man
AMAZING man! Bravo!
Cool man!!! very inspired lesson!
Challenging, inspirative and useful. Must learn this!
Great job, Chowy! Loved the harmonic!
Love it! Very cool and melodic, especially the part from 0:22
Good job Chowy,like it !
Sound fantastic! Very fresh!
Thanks guys! The fact that you like my work means a lot to me!
Hi GMC - time to dive into Steve Vai's bag of tricks!
Let's look at another example of a solo using minor pentatonics and minor & major arpeggios which can be combined with each other with different techniques and create passages, melodies, fast scale-runs and other very useful stuff, not only to develop solos but also for our daily practice of physical and mental techniques.
Most of the lesson is based on the Ab minor pentatonic scale, so I made a couple of blues licks. However, they don't sound completely bluesey within this context and that's precisely the idea--to use the "old-school" stuff but incorporating a personal touch, a new twist to make it sound more updated.
Later the lead guitar combines the Ab minor and E major arpeggios while the base changes chords accordingly. Rhythmically, the purpose is to transmit different intentions with the same pattern.
After that, there's a fast scale-run in Ab minor pentatonic using hybrid picking and tapping and then we go to the Emaj9 chord in the Lydian mode.
I hope this fills your head up with ideas and encourages you to go far and beyond!
Practise a lot and see you next time!
guitar tuned one step down
from 6th string to 1st these are the notes:
D G C F A D
It´s a lower tuning, for heavier sounds, special for this kind of music with heavy backgrounds.
Ab minor7 - E maj 7 - Ab 5 - Db minor 7 - E major 9 - D add11+ - B sus4 - A/F#
Harmonic bend with whammy bar
Ab minor pentatonic scale with blue note
E lydian scale
Ab minor pentatonic scale
Ab minor arpeggio
E major arpeggio