Absolutely awesome first lesson Chowy - I could definitely sense Greg's magic in your playing. Welcome to GMC again!
Chowy's intro thread can be found here.
Very impressive first lesson.
Started with a BANG !!! great first lesson man
Impressive first lesson Chowy! Welcome to GMC!
Great lesson Chowy.
Awesome first lesson! Great playing!
welcome chowy! amazing first lesson!
That super lesson, fellow! It reminds me a Pity Alvarez, another great Argentine guitarist!
Amazing ... awesome, Chowy!
Wow... awesome & challenging lesson man! Welcome once aguain!
Welcome Chowy .... Nice lesson but waaaayyyyy beyond my skills
great lesson! Greg Howe is so technically difficult, so this is going to be very helpful
jaw to the floor superb playing
This is insane, but I will try this lesson in like 10 years, and even so I am not sure I will be able to nail it Congratulations Chowy! BTW Jonathan, Pity Alvarez may not be the most gifted guitar player ever, but at least everybody knows him here and he sold out numerous shows in the past. I hate Intoxicados, Viejas Locas and all that sh**, but I do think the guy deserves some respect. Sometimes you don't need to shred like crazy to create good music or succeed in this business, right?
Wow, what a great technique! Welcome to GMC, Chowy!
WOW!!! Awesome first lesson Chowy!!!
sorry i didnt answer before, i´m begining to understand thee site, o man!! thanks to all of you for your feedback and energi i can feel them!! in the future i´ll be teaching from level 4 up!! for my first 3 lessons i wanted to do something challenging!! i dont like pity alvarez, he is not a musician, and i don´t respect his work!!! hahah jona knows what i´m talking about!! i promise the next few lessons will be a little easier, see ya nmext time!!
Great lesson Chowy and excellent technique. Welcome to GMC
prety sick very cool lesson!
is that a ibanez s5470
Chowy comes out swingin! This is an awesome first lesson man. There's enough elements in that to keep me busy for a year! Great stuff man!
Great combination of both hands playing... looks like a keyboard.. I like it! ;-)
Pretty advanced stuff, and sounds cool in the same time, great job man
Sounds good! Welcome at GMC
cool lesson, welcome to GMC man
amazing skill! I'm glad to see that you will make some easier lessons soon. I'm such a beginner.
Good morning fellas! This time I'm trying to recreate (not copy, because he is uncopiable) the whole Greg Howe style, which includes lots of runs with tappings, arpeggios, legatos, scales and licks all over the axe--a little punishment and entertainment for those who speculate about Mr. Howes's skills. Get ready to rumble!
Pay special attention to string skipping with legatos and tapping without losing the edge of the whole groove. Remember you always have to feel the music! In this exercise there are no chordal sections.
It's a walking bass that changes notes very often. You must keep focused. The main lick is an A minor7 arpeggio with tapping followed by an F# minor7 (minor 6 of A) arpeggio run with some chromatics. After this, you have muted hammer-ons from nowhere (it's a very percussive way to play--check out Nuno Bettencourt's signature licks by the way) and then right to the A major scale to finish with an E minor arpeggio, G major arpeggio, A major arpeggio and B Flat major arpeggio.
I'll upload more stuff related to Greg Howe in the future, I guess. Don't panic and do this exercise at a very slow tempo at first; then when you feel more comfortable and get into it you may increase the speed gradually. This will help you visualize a whole bunch of things.
some reverb - delay and a lot of POD distortion
one whole step down
Chords: A minor7 - F# minor7 - A major - E minor - G major - B major Flat
muted hammer ons from nowhere
Pentatonic minor scale