Awesome use of the whammy bar Damir - welcome again to GMC!
Damir's intro thread can be found here.
Amazing first lesson, Damir!
So expressive ideas with whammy!
Thank you Sergio!
That was great!!!
Too bad my whammy has been blocked and can only be used for diving... Awesome lesson, Damir!
Awesome first lesson!
Almost all the whammy techniques are covered here, I personally miss Dimebag's squeas tho
Welcome to GMC man!
Caelumamittendum, I hope you can still find something useful out of this lesson. Thanks anyway!
Zsolt, I completely forgot about that...well, maybe next time. Thanks.
awesome damir!, very expressive technique!
time to play with the jem
Great whammy lesson Damir. Welcome to GMC
Great Lesson Damir.
Very Cool first lesson.
I love your firs lesson Damir ... Great use of the Whammy bar.
Thanks everyone. If you have any questions or suggestions, let me know.
Really great lesson I love whammy bar and this will help me use it better! Thanks mate
And welcome to GMC!
Wow, lots of cool whammy expressions! Welcome Damir!
Great always wondered how Vai & Satch make that sound with the whammy bar, this reveils it all. So this is a great lesson.
Unfortually I don't have whammy like you to lower and higer the picht of the notes.
Wow amazing lesson Damir! There are so many cool whammy phrasing ides in there!
Very nice lesson Damir, and also nice explanations in under the tabs
The craziest whammy licks ever! Ultra-awesome entrance!
You're my new whammy hero now, Mr. Puh!
Incredible first lesson. Ypur ideas with the whammy and the way you organized the solo is so clever!
Awesome lesson, very inspiring tips! Thanks a lot for this lesson
Thanks for the comments again. I'm glad the lesson inspires you.
I would like to know what are your favorite whammy bar players...let's see if we got similar taste.
Awe inspiring! You make me want to take my whammy out of my case and attach it! On my todo list!
Some serious "out of the box" thinking and playing here. Very cool lesson!
Welcome once again Damir! Great job on your first lesson man!
As for favorite whammy bar players I think mine are Mattias IA Eklundh and Steve Vai (and probably a little bit of Holdsworth as well)
Nice choice Kris!
My favorites are: Steve Vai, Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, Reb Beach and Steve Lukather.
Great whammy chops, Damir! Welcome again!
This is great lesson to cover many essential whammy moves, awesome job.
Damir fantastic stuff man. So many useful whammy tricks in 71 seconds of music and all in great context. Fantastic work man.
Thank you guys!
man, first to all, welcome! and in a second place: awesome lesson! well done!
cant agree more with Pedja...there is just so much whammy in this lesson..
Awesome first lesson Damir! Welcome to GMC!
I love this, gives it so much spirit
Just amazing...we need more of this kinda stuff!
Hi! Welcome to my first lesson at GMC.
In this lesson I will show you some whammy bar techniques, licks and ideas to spice up your playing style. A lot of players use the whammy bar for extreme vibrato, dive-bombs and various hi pitch squeals, and although I did that kind of stuff in this lesson too, I tried to emphasize a different approach - a more subtile way of using the bar, creating a nice texture and adding an interest to your music.
The lesson is divided into 9 segments, each concentrating on a different set of techniques and ideas, and each aiming for a particular feel. To get the most out of it, I suggest you spend some time analyzing and working on these ideas and then implement them in your own playing. However, just copying the licks note-for-note and adding them to your vocabulary ain’t such a bad idea either! Please be aware - in a real musical situation you should be carefull with those whammy fireworks - the effect can be spoiled very quickly by using this kind of stuff frequently…just take it easy and mix those techniques and licks with your “regular” playing.
You’ll need a guitar with floating bridge to be able to execute this lesson 100% accurately. However, you can play the majority of the licks on a strat-style bridge as well, so hopefully there’s something for everybody.
The scale is phrygian dominant in the key of F#. I included a scale diagram, tabs and written instructions for each section, as well as guitar pro file for the whole lesson.
I hope you find this lesson informative and fun, feel free to experiment and contact me if you have any questions!