Wow!!Brilliant as always!!
Great lesson Marcus!
This is great!
Excellent job. Short but very effective!
You really are the master *gasp*
VERY neat Marcus - a very 'thrilling' piece of music too . D
*Face Melts* Wow Marcus you always find a way to amaze me. Im going to practice this like holy heck.
This is great, just great. I couldnt thank you enough! I have a question though, " When Doing trills what do you recomend for thumb postion ?".
I really needed this. I have had my problems with long trills for a long time!!
Nice stuff man, awesome solo, cant wait to practice this!
Awesome stuff man .
woa. i always love your lessons
awesome work !
this lesson is again very interesting. This one reminds me of Steve Vai; I think it´s the chord progression with the trills.
wow awesome, that is some crazy vibrato too!
Awesome work Marcus!
This is by far one of the best lessons ever on gmc Marcus!I will be playing this till i get it down or my finger's fall off,whichever happen first.Cant wait to see what you put out next !
Hey Marcus Ik you havnt got around to answer my other question about thumb postion for the trills, but I have another question and want to post it before I forget
When your doing the long trill run with the tapping mixed in, do you only pick the string once ? Or do you pick like once for every set of trills ? - Thanks-John
That's some killer vibrato you've got, sounds great!
Another amazing lesson from you Marcus. Nice job as always
Amazing lesson Marus. Im really going to practice this one alot! Thanks you so much!
ahh! this is makin my fingers full of dead skin!! awesome lesson tho... i needed this
My real life teacher gave me this exersize call "the 6 minute trill exersize". If you do it every day it will give you allot of hand strength. Needed to play this .... Its also great or improving your legato.
Thanks everyone for your comments!
@ Eat-Sleep-andJam. "When Doing trills what do you recomend for thumb postion ?"
Very good question, John. When I do the trill with the index -and ring finger, it works best for me to have the thumb curved over the fretboard (as you can see in vid #4). I also place my hand so my palm touch the back of the neck.
But when I do the trill with the index- and middle finger, I put my thumb at the back of the neck and the palm don't touch the neck at all.
@ Eat-Sleep-andJam "When your doing the long trill run with the tapping mixed in, do you only pick the string once ? Or do you pick like once for every set of trills ?"
That's another good question, John!
Yes, I only pick the first note. So in that lick you mentioned (vid #3) that would be the 21 fret on the high E-string. No other notes are picked.
But that's just how I prefer to do it, because it sounds best to my ears. It won't ruin your trill if you pick every "set", though it's a lot more difficult since we also have to move our tapping hand (right hand) down the neck.
Whatever sounds best to you works fine!
Ok thanks Marcus you really are making this alot easier . And with the tapping trills do you follow the tap with your own ring finger to continue the trill because it looks like thats what your doing ?
marcus what pickups are you using?
@ Eat-Sleep-andJam. "with the tapping trills do you follow the tap with your own ring finger to continue?"
@ Nick325. "what pickups are you using?"
There's some really low budget pickups on this strat. http://shop.gmf.se/product.htm?product_id=...mp;search_page=
I can't find much more information about them, so I'm not sure if they can be bought anywhere else.
Good job as always.
marcus which strings you are using?
marcus i found out which ones they are. there seymour duncan SHR-1 hotrail pickups
WHAT A LESSON!!!...you need far less words then I would...RESPECT! the explaination of how to do trills, to me is even more impressive than the way wou play it, which does not mean its bad...NOT AT ALL!...absolutly a stunning lesson...this must be what you call perfection...I will do some trills now and cry, and after that I won´t touch my guitar for the next weeks... THANKS A LOT MARCUS
WOW sweetumus Marcumus!! you rock bro..
Ha ha I agree with Kai . Im going to largely put this in my playing
If anyone was wanting a good excercise to build up finger strength for trills try this.
High E String
Note : Assuming the notes in " ( )" is the hammered on / pulled off note all the notes all played from the 1st fret hammered and pulling of the notes in"( ) ". Hope that helps anyone having trouble its a excercise Satriani uses
i just need this :D
thx marcus like always
just a question
what does the "rb" mean? (second video I believe) O.o
@ matte: i think its tipping mistake
=> bend release
@ marcus... Do you do any "flat"- training to get as fast as that during work, school, uni?
Would be helpful I think
why vid 6?
first of all: great lesson marcus!
I just have problems with the slides during the tapping part, i always make an annoying sound when i slide my right hand up the neck. Any tricks to avoid that?
Ok my last question was a bit stupid i suppose. I should probably just practice not touching the neck with my right hand during tapping.
But I have another question: You sometimes grab your tremolo bar during playing. Does that have a special reason? It doesnt seem like your using it..
Whoa! Marcus thanks for the tapping trill idea!!! its such a great concept!
Wow, this is some heavy stuff ! Really cool
my fingers would have a spasm!