Heavy Funkin' Soloing #2

by Darius Wave

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  • Hi GMC'ers!

    This is a second part of Heavy Funkin' Soloing - both lessons together give a complete original composition of mine - Heavy Funkin' Dragon!

    Here we're gonna combine some fast, palm muted alternate picking licks with funky groove and melancholic feel in the ending part. Most of the rhythm ideas are influenced by guys like Nuno Bettencourt and Paul Gilbert. Funky part contains some well know short licks as well as speed alternate picking and funky-blues tricks. In the ending part we will practice some bending and unusual tapping rhythm.

    When practicing remember to keep everything as clean as possible. Sometimes it's much harder to mute all the unwanted strings, than just picking the needed notes. Minimizing your right and left hand movements won't make Your playing look so awesome but it improves skills and keeps hands more relaxed while playing.

    Gear used:

    * Hufschmid H6E "The Dragon" electric guitar
    * Presonus Inspire 1394 audio interface
    * Poulin Solo C vst plug-in with catharsis 1on-pres5 cab impulse for solo guitar
    * Poulin LeCto vst plug-in with catharsis 1on-pres5 cab impulse for backing guitars
    * Ernie Ball 10-46 slinky strings with standard E tuning

    Tuning: standard tuning E-A-D-G-B-E

    Backing track progression:

    Funky part of this composition is based on the solid riff playing along the:

    4/4 A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 | E | E | E | E | E | E | E | E |

    Middle part:

    4/4 Em | Em B | Em | Em B | Em | Em B | Em | Em B |

    Ending part:

    4/4 Cadd9 | Cadd9 | Aadd9 | Aadd9 | Em | Em | G | G | Cadd9 | Cadd9 | Aadd9 | Aadd9 | Em | Em | G | G | Cadd9 | Cadd9 | Dadd9 | Dadd9 | Eadd9 | Eadd9 | Eadd9 | Eadd9 | Cadd9 | Cadd9 | Cadd9 | Aadd9 | Aadd9 | Eadd9 | Eadd9 | Eadd9 | Eadd9 |

    Tempo: Main song tempo is 200 bpm. There are also backing tracks available in 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this solo:











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        Heavy Funkin' Soloing

        paul gilbert, nuno bettencourt, extreme, funky rock, alternate picking, legato, tapping, tapped bends, pinch harmonics, palm muting, speed picking, heavy funky, 90s hard rockby Darius Wave
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