One word. Amazing. What do you have planned next Gabriel ?
Thank you John!
I'm planning different things. I would like to know your suggestions too. Now, I'm working in a John Petrucci style solo.
I've only looked at the preview video so far, but it looks outstanding Gabriel.
Thank you for producing something that both the pros and the new guys can learn from. I can't wait to learn this and actually be able to play it at a tempo I can manage!
Very helpful for my picking technique,thanks.
Very good lesson!
Um, can you explain what the roman numerals next to the chords mean? Is that like chord scale stuff, because I have no knowledge about chord scales at all.
Also a big plus that you explain people how you build the backing track. You give them a little basic info on chords progressions, verry nice!
Also verry melodic patterns played over the chords. I known all these chords only in one position, But i can see it pays to know them in different postions as well. Great lesson!
RIP Dime: They are the degrees of the scale - check out my lesson on the theory board ...
Oh thanks, I know the degrees of scales, I just didn't know they could be applied in the same way with chords. That's cool.
Yes, the roman numbers are applied in the same way for the harmonized scale but each chord has also its own quality (Mayor or Minor when you work with triads).
formula for the harmonized minor scale
Imi IIº bIII IVmi Vmi bVI bVII
Am Bº C Dm Em F G
Notice that I write the A minor scale and then I added the quality of the chord. You can get all the harmonizad minor scales in that way.
Make your own progresions with that chords and improvise over it with A minor (aeolian) scale
Cool stuff, Good lesson, love the tune as well
Since your on the Neoclassical Road- How bout some more Yngwie ?
When I was 15 I was a Malmsteen fan and I studied lots of his solos. I used to play Steeler, Alcatraz and Malmsteen soloist stuff all the time.
I will do Yngwie lessons, I promise!
I will keep you to that Promise ! Im not a yngwie addict I just would like to learn some more riffs/techniques from the master himself
So what do you have planned for John Petrucci ?
I'm recording a solo of my own in the style of Petrucci. It is a solo over a 7/4 riff.
thank you Uncreator, jolke19 and Norven!
thx, great lesson. hope you will impress more and more
Great job Gabriel. I'm looking foward to learning this and your upcoming lessons. I also like the fact that you explain the chord progression. Keep up the good work...
gabriel!! ive never noticed you before, but I am glad you are here because i really needed a lesson like this!!=0)thanks!!!
Thank you for your words guys!
Keep on rockin'!
Gabriel, ive been practicing this slow to the metronome tonight and it sounds sweet!! im a little unsure of the sweep section as i am new to this technique. I have yet to do pavels awsome sweep lessons, do i need to do this first or can i just attempt this section of the track anyway? thanks!!
Hi Matt! You can practice first the sweep section of this exercise. But the best way would be simultaneously. Practice it slowly for days. It must sound clear. Check my right hand movement!
Awesome etude Gabriel! Really enjoyed it. When are you going to post that Petrucci-esque solo of yours?
Thanks Chooch! I think that very soon.
Last vid doesn't go along with the tab.
Yes. Thank you Chooch. Kris is going to change it as soon as possible.
Notice that 12 tab is the same as 7.
sweet lesson!!i really needed something like that.ive been practing a few of those riffs, and it sounds sweet.thanks!
Hello again gabriel!
I would like to ask a question about going between lick 7 and 8. On lick 7 i always end the last note with a down stroke on the D string - then i must execute a downstroke at the start of lick 8 on the D string also in order to do the sweep!And so my question is, should i be doing 2 downstrokes between the 2 licks? I hope this makes sense! =O)
Hi MAtt! The first note on lick 7 is a down stroke. Then you continue with alternate picking, and the last note is an upstroke. So the first note on lick 8 would be a downstroke.
Thanks Gabriel! =O) Ive been starting all the licks with and upstroke so i will swap this around!!!
Gabriel, I have been practicing this song daily from parts 1 through 9. Slowly at first, and currently playing at 60bpm to make sure my technique is spot on. Is this a good speed to practice at or am i too fast/slow? Also with regards to the sweep, I have been practcing this at 60bpm as well on its own - dosent sound quite right yet but better than it was!Everything else sounds good.
60 bps is Ok! But you should try to add 5 bps when yhou feel comfortable.
Continue practicing every day!
I Will !! =O)
sweet lesson.ive been practicing this for a day, and i have the first 5 videos down.
Well done!! Keep on workin!!
Man, something is wrong with the GP tab...
Wow!! I love this!!!! This is the first whole solo I've sat down and learned from GMC. Only took me bout an hour-hour and a half to learn the whole solo. Im deffinatly going to have to use this as a warm-up and/or altern-picking practice from now on. Thanks!!!
I have a question about timing, scince Im fairly new to the whole theory side of music. I was reading through the 1st part of the lesson ((main one the shows the solo being played)) and it says its 16th notes. Wouldn't it be 1/8th? It sounds like to me that its played 1/8th notes because its played 1 & 2 & 3 & and not 1 & (1) & 2 & (2) & 3 & (3) & 4 & (4) &... I might be wrong, because like I said, I'm not a theory expert... =P
I am getting on well with this. Have been practicing daily, and am currently playing smooth at 70bps. Hopefully film myself playing this soon!
One question, is there an issue with the Guitar pro tab as it doesent seem to be working!!
The gp tab should now work for everyone!
No, it works but the extension of the file is wrong...
Yep, now it's fixed
may i ask what amp you are useing and what settings please? I am trying to get a Smimilair tone outta my LP!
Thanks for the info. I have a Roland 60Watt Cube. It has COSM, so many amp models. I dont think ill be able to get the same tone,maybe find something suitable!
whats "contour". i've never seen it pn an amp before
my bad i meant "on" instead of "pn"
Many Marshall Valvestate amps have this control. I have never seen it in another amp.
I play lick 7 using using 4 mini-arpeggios, could this disrupt my technique in the future? it feels much better then pure alternate.
I have a Marshall MG100HDFX, it has contour controls. As you turn it up, the sound gets a little more trapped, or maybe compact is a more fitting word. =P
tha_max: I think that it would be better if you could play the lesson in both ways. This would improve your technique.
IDontWantThisUsername: I can't find the perfect english word for what contour does to the sound... but it's a good parameter.
Great lesson gabriel, I like the goo vibrations that have than lesson (in my opinion), congratulations !!!
Hasta la vista
Gabriel, when I work on speed in this lesson, should I work with every part individualy or as one piece.
Your guitar is a gibson lp right? How do you like it. I've been thinking about getting a lp. probably and epi.
Hi Ryan! A good way to practicing this lesson is working with every part individually and then combiene in groups of to parts, later in groups of three and so... I use to study this kind of classical stuff in that way.
My guitar is a gibson les paul studio. I love it.
D: it was the first lesson i learned D:
gabriels first lesson pepole will pay 2 see this
Yes, this was my first lesson here.
nice lesson and good job Gaby!!!!
Really nice melody !
A great production as it allows me to play it at slower tempo while progressing to a higher level. Keep thinking about serious learnerns please....
useful stuff. great job with this one!