When The Guitar Cries 2

by Krisztian Lovrek

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  • Welcome to the next vibrato lesson, When The Guitar Cries II.

    I started this series to teach how to play notes in a right way, and how can we give power into our music.
    The first part was very easy, without any hard and fast run.
    Right now I'd like to show you how can we combine the melodies with some technically difficult parts, how it is possible to make it much more powerful with these runs.
    The first thing is: we need to choose what we want to express with our playing.
    In this case I wanted to express how I loved my grandfather István Bodacz, who was my father instead of my "real" father(s)..and who died last December. I couldn't comprehend this thing, and maybe I never will, but I wanted to do something which can express what I feel. I think now it's done.
    I hope that he sees, hears and smiles over there. I have a lot to thank him for, so, I'd like to dedicate this 'lesson' to him! I also hope that you will like it!

    Let's approach it with regards to the lesson!
    My first vibrato lesson was in 4/4, but now the time is 6/8.
    The guitar tuning is standard D. ( D-G-C-F-A-D ), and the key is E minor.
    As usual I used a lot of techniques like

    -palm muting
    -alternate picking
    -tapped harmonic
    -sweep picking
    -wide vibrato
    -pinch harmonic (artificial harmonic)
    -vibrato with whammy bar
    -pull off and hammer on

    As you can see this lesson contains almost all of the techniques that we use in electric guitar playing.
    I built up this solo with 4 fast runs with different techniques. (pull off-hammer-on, alternate picking, sweep picking, legato )
    The timing is very important! In my opinion it is much more difficult to play slowly than fast, because you can't hide your mistakes by the speed.
    If you play a million notes per minute your average viewer can't notice your mistakes, but if you play only a few notes everybody can hear them, that's why it is very important to practice playing slow.
    To use this backing track you can write and build up your solo with your own ideas, based on my ideas and solutions.
    In this solo I used pentaton scale, blues scale, minor scale, and hirajoshi scale.

    Happy practicing!


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