Great solo and important idea you mentioned there
Are you shaking your pick when you do the pick slide?
Great Lesson Ivan!!! Very 'atmospheric'!!
Nice job Ivan, those are important topics you mentioned.
Awesome lesson! Well done!
Beautiful vibrato and phrases, well done Ivan!
Great lesson! Composition sounds so powerful!
Cool lesson Ivan, important topics for sure!
Great lines and vibrato!
Very melodic man, love it!
Cool Playing Ivan, I really like your style!
Really nice, enjoyed the explanation too, keep them coming Ivan
Thanks a lot guys!
Yes, I'm shaking the pick!
It sounds cool!
Very cool solo and great use of effects!
Great lesson! this is more of the style I like! I don't really care for the shred showoffy type of music, but I love the more soulful stuff like this! Great lesson can't wait to see some more lessons!
Great lesson Ivan and great playing.
Cool playing and lesson, Ivan!
Great job Ivan!
Alright! Very nifty lesson. New things to do. Thanks!
Great lesson Ivan. One of the things that I'm trying to do is get some emotion into my playing. Lessons like this are right up my alley! Thanks!
Wow ! This was absolutely beautiful ! I should definitely learn this and post it for the REC at some stage !
Creating music is what's important and I'm really glad that you understand that!
Although i liked the lesson i have to say,, The opinionated talk on shredding liked it was fact that everyone will find high speed shred boring.. Well It gave the whole thing a pretty arrogant or envious atmosphere.. But thats just me.
very cool stuff
Wow! that does create a nice atmosphere! I'm still fairly new to guitar, so i never really knew about this technique!
In this lesson we are going to work on creating an atmosphere, using simple but important techniques as vibrato and bending.
The key in creating such an effect is in playing long and controlled notes.
Two most common mistakes you can make here are:
1.) bending notes out of tune
2.) bad vibrato
All you want to do here is to make your playing sound pleasant. But if you bend notes out of tune and if you can't control your vibrato, you can be sure it will sound bad.
You also have to adjust your sound. It shouldn't be too harsh or too muddy. Nor too distorted. When you find a good balanced sound using your equalizer, I would advise you to add some delay on top of it, not to sound too dry. I always use it somewhere around 400ms, and 3-4 feedbacks.
When you make sure you have the right sound, and you are controlling your bending and vibrato, you can start playing.
Another important thing here is phrasing. You should play some simple and melodic phrases and avoid playing too many notes. Let the notes you play ring. If you have enough space (your solo is long enough) and you desperately want to show off your technique, you can throw in a short fast lick, here or there, but please avoid tasteless shredding.
Remember that SHREDDING may be FUN TO PLAY, but it also may be pretty BORING TO LISTEN to, especially when you are trying to create an atmosphere ;)
This lesson contains:
-controlling long, sustained notes
-whammy bar tricks
-pick sliding tricks