Just fantastic Ben - I also find your instructions throughout all the parts , as well as the spoken video, really helpful! I have no excuse for not getting into Schenker now..!
Amazing! Truly amazing!!
Thank you very much, guys !! And yes, Kris.. your mission, should you choose to accept it: To Schenker-ise yourself !! :-)
Such great punch you got going in your playing. Nice to listen to
Eh so much great music to discover and listen too = lifelong quest. Thanks for the lesson:)
I love the sound
wow....just WOW.....That was so awesome!!!! I love every second of it! Great job once again Ben!!
Great solo over tempo changes! Classic rock style
very cool style ben!!
Thanks so much - glad you all enjoy it !! :-D
finally a Schenker lesson. Wow fantastic. I have been watching this lesson over and over. I love it especially the fast parts. I hear a lot of Schenker's style Like the into the arena intro, the fast part at 0.30, the doctor Doctor kinda at 0.40. The part at 1.00 is great. Your really nailing his style Ben. This is a great solo. Schenker is great player listen to him play at the live album lights out where his is playing at a very young age. If you can play his style you are great too man!!
Amazing playing Ben! This tune is very tastefull and your vibrato + tone are perfect.
Guys, you're comments really mean a lot.. thank you. Yes, you're right it's about time someone gave Schenker the attention he deserves. :-) I did try to reference a couple of his songs so I'm really pleased you noticed and enjoyed the lesson !!
great lesson man!!!
Stellar job, man! I love the phrasing! Wonderful first In the Style Of lesson.
You nailed the style.. and the tone of Schenker. Had I not known what I was listening to I would have thought it was Michael himself. Great Lesson.
Great choice to cover Michael Schenker style! I love the phrasing!
Your playing and your approach to vibrato and phrasing is definitely honorable !
Thanks for this lesson
Thanks so much guys !! :-D
This is a fantastic lesson, Schenker is one of my favorite guitarists, so this is a really fun lesson. Thank you very much Ben.
Brilliant introduction to his style!
Perfect playing, Ben!
Thanks so much again guys ! :-)
Hallelujah!!!! Hallelujah!!!! MICHAEL SCHENKER... GOD!!!!!! Many Thanks!!! Great work!!!! regards!!!
very inspired Ben! great lesson!
Great licks, sounds awesome!
Thanks again Dudes, glad that you're all enjoying the style !
great lesson dude
Just wonderful, Ben. I'm on it!
Hey Ben, I just checked this lesson out, it's so great! Far beyond my level, but I'll start at a very slow tempo Also, your german is pretty good!
Thanks a lot guys, really happy you like the lesson ! Danke !
I can't get enough of this lesson! Incredible playing and taste, and that blues shred at 01:00 is just insane!
This was very nicely written Ben. Cudos!
Again... AWESOME! There's just a lot of AWESOME at GMC!
Is there a M. Schenker version for dummies? That's lightyears away from my reach Awesome lesson, though!
Hi GMC'ers! In this lesson we're taking a look at the playing style of Michael Schenker, the guitar legend from Germany. Don't worry if you don't have a Flying V and Wah pedal, you can still enjoy this lesson and benefit from it. Michael is well known for his use of the pentatonic scale and his very precise hammer-on technique. A lot of his solos had neo-classical elements, just listen to 'Into The Arena' from his first solo album, released in 1980.
Schenker has always had excellent string bending skill and a very tasteful vibrato. If there's one thing I'd like you to take from this lesson, and Michael's playing in general, it's about taste. He can create a beautifully memorable solo without going over the top. With carefully crafted melody lines and a solid sense of control, Michael Schenker has created a signature guitar sound that has endured through decades and influenced some of the biggest names in rock and metal including Metallica, Dave Mustaine, and Iron Maiden.
So have fun with this and hopefully it will encourage you to explore Michael's music further. Recommended listening: MSG - 'Michael Schenker Group', 1980 & MSG - 'Assault Attack', 1982.
Tonality of the lesson: E minor - F# - A - E minor
* F# Minor
* E Minor
* A Mixolydian
F# Minor Pentatonic: