Great idea Marcus, I think this will help members pick up those solos alot! David
That is absolutely brilliant
i cant explain how excited i am for the next 2
As always, exellent lesson!, but i have a question, must i use the alternate picking for this one, cuz i think you dont use it right?
As always, exellent lesson, but i have a question, must i use the alternate picking for this one, cuz i think you dont use it, right?
I love you! LOL. Thanks. Great stuff as always man.
Great lesson I'm gonna learn this right after I'm finished with your first lesson
great solo, thank you so much!
I love the harmonic minor scale, and you have a great tone - great lesson Marcus
This is great!Not really a challenge for me but i know the next ones will!Great lesson as usual Marcus.
how is the best way to learn speeing up i can do it slow but i casnt make it speeding up my i havent trained my hand for speed yet my teacher only learns me technique but hasnt learn me yet how to speed up and with technique to use my hand is tyring up quickly when i speed up
Thank You. This is just what i needed.
Hey Marcus, what's your take on scalloped fretboards? I looks like you have a very controlled vibrato. Is this mainly do to your scalloped fretboard?
i love ur vibrato
awesome dude, i love neoclassical stuff..
I mostly use alternate picking (old habit), but if you're more comfortable with economy picking you could use it at all the "3-notes-per-string" licks. I actually recommend you to do that!
Yes, I prefer scalloped fretboards because I get a little bit better grip of the string while doing vibrato. Though it isn't the key to a good vibrato! My vibrato is exactly the same on a non-scalloped fretboard, but it's more of an effort for me to play like that since I'm simply not used to it. I only scallop my fretboards just enough so I touch the wood a little bit (so it's not a very "deep" scallop).
check out Kris's awesome lesson about speedpicking: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/memberson...king1-video.htm
One more question Marcus, is your guitar tuned down again in this lesson?
Yes! I'm sorry, I forgot to post that! I tune down one half step (to E-flat)
i love the slow solos and you really pulled this one off. cant wait for the other 2.
What kind of guitar are u using, it seems pretty sick?
In video 4 why do you recommend playing without the pinky?
Good question! It's because I found it's good to have the pinky "free" in case you need to reach a higher note immediately after (it's less of an effort that way).
So if it's not too uncomfortable I recommend you to leave the pinky out in this lick.
we need some more lessons like this... beginner intermediate and whatever the last one is///
Will this help me pick out the a minor notes? and make my own neoclassical solos...
I could pratice this stuff more often
Abit advanced for me at the moment. Might have a go at the beginner one tomorrow though =)
Great lesson, love the three level idea! Hope it catches on.
Gah! I can't get the vibrato in my bend
this is great, definately in my skill level
Boo, half step down -.-...
But AWESOME riff man, you just don't know how helpful the difficulty levels are!
Yeah, half step... lol. Insane vibrato man, mine may sound good but yours sounds amazing!
very nice lesson!!! I can't wait to give this a try(give my lead guitarist a run for his money eh?)
dude this lesson is awesome! u have a real nice vibrato aswell! cheers
Very nice lesson, to get started with this genre.
The vibrato in your bends sounds awesome
i almost got it !!! that those two big stretches is what kills me haha damn nubs of mine
It's seems like many of you nail this solo by now. It's highly appreciated if you'd want to share that, and upload a video response at the forum (or YouTube for example)
Awesome lesson! Loved It!
great but for beginner still quite fast, isnt it?
one of the best lessons here.....
i like this neoclassical sound;
good work marcus
want more of'em:)
wow this helped me so much thanks
cool !! gonna learn it and post it on the forum!
Its an awesome idea , since neoclassical is complex and difficult , splitting to 3 lessons is an awesome idea ..
Awesome lesson !! looking forward to more neo classical lessons
are you tuned down a half step? that or im just really out of tune haha
oh never mind i just found the answer in the comment haha
How do you vibrato when you're doing a bend at the same time? Like the 15th fret on the 2nd string.
It's not that difficult. Check out my third vibrato lesson, I explain it there (in the first vid)
Hey, that vibrato lesson really halped. Thanks.
sweet mother of ............ that was great!!
MMMM it seems like my vibrato doesn't sounds cool as your vibrato? is that my pickups sucks or what?
-.- how do u do the e flat again? -.- =( sorry
Thank you nsskid!
Vibrato has nothing to do with the pickups, I'm afraid. Check out the vibrato lessons here to learn more about it
You'll be in E flat if you tune down all the strings one half note (one fret).
how do i download the backing track?
Sorry, you can't download the backing track.
okey, thats to bad. i wanted to put it on youtube when im playing
great lesson anyway
Oh, I'd love to see that!!
Can't you just play along with the backing track found in the lesson, and record your vid with a webcam? You don't need to download the backing track for that
Yeah im gonna try that and see how it sounds..
Awesome Lesson man. I love your strat. I'm looking in to getting a scalloped neck myself.
Cool! Thanks Benny!
No problem man, I totally dig your style
I'm almost there,Marcus. Slow but it sounds great in my ears; soon gorki will play like marcus...NOT.
One day I'll play 120 bpm. Fantastic music. I come home and watch yr videos and think I'm Marcus
Marcus, you without a doubt are amazing ! great fealing, great tecnique, great lessons.
Thank you !
Thank you gorki, and MetronomaN
hey sick beginner lesson...wut amp setting did u use because im trying to find the neoclassical tone
wuts the tempo too?
The tempo is 120 bpm. You can find the PODxt preset at the forum (in my board).
solo sounds great and not hard to learn
Very nice lesson Marcus, I really like your vibrato
.... "picks up jaw from floor"
"Still not able to talk"
This is Mind blowing.!
D: Started today at 80 BPM, and now, I can play it full speed! Will upload video when I bought a pod!
That's great Jesse!
Looking forward to see that vid
Marcus.. IVE GOT A POD!!! I will record it tonight!!
With video! YAY!
Great lesson, and love the tone. What can you tell me about your strat?
Hey, Marcus, awesome lesson !
Thank you, Marcus! After an hour of playing I already feel how learning this solo improves my playing!
Can I get tracks from your lesson in mp3? I would like to practise while I'm not connected.
I would like to get:
1. Original recording mp3
2. Backing track in normal tempo mp3
3. Backing track in slow tempo mp3
wow, the bendings! lots of feeling!
Hi Marcus, great set of lessons, even after so many years! I understand that you switch which pickup is being used to accent certain notes and to get the sound you want for certain sections of the solo. Can you please explain your thought process / creation process in how you decide when to switch and which notes / sections you want to use certain pickups for, so that we can learn to apply that technique in other pieces as well?
Very cool question Tarzan, I hope you don't mind me hopping in.
One way to approach this would be to use the neck pickup for runs, as it tends to hide imperfections and give that smooth creamy sound. The bridge pickup has more bite, and is perfect to help sustained notes cut through like a knife.
As you can see and hear in this lesson, when alternating between the two tastefully - pickup switching adds a new tonal dimension to your lead lines.
Such a cool track and a great lesson.
Getting back at "beginner level" but my left hand vibrato is nowhere to be found. Have to cheat with the whammy-bar for now.
No matter the result, I still enjoy trying it.