"Here’s another chance for you to take a break from the shred stuff! =) ", that is always nice to hear, and this stuff sounds awesome
dude, that's one of the longest main videos ever on GMC
That is one nice piece + lesson Marcus, and played with your usual finesse of course. The opening 2 notes remind me of a certain anthem - was there an inspirational moment there? .
You mentioned that you hoped the lesson was a 'push in the right direction' Marcus. I think it was a nice hefty shove - really useful top class info there.
Btw it's great to hear all the instructors talking and all the varied accents. I'm working on my first talkie today ... get the Irish one in there . D
oh my god, standard tuning
Again great job,and tune as well!!
wow marcus, extremely epic stuff!!! looking forward to learning this one!
Your music is such a inspiration to every one on this sit Marcus, Were not worthy! We suck! Were scum!
This also kind of reminds me of Somewhere Over the Rainbow, for some odd reason, sry for the double post ,this is really good though
Finally this lesson is out.I have been waiting for this forever and it's great.Dude you should be a millionare playing all over the world.Thats how good you are to me.I hope you get alot more lessons on here really soon as my guitar playing is improving from you more than anyone.Thanks so much
Thanks for your comments guys!
Actually the whole intro is inspired by Shawn Lane and particularly one his improvised solos.
What anthem were you thinking about? I'm just curious
PS. I promise to work on my english accent until next time
Kinda sounds like the backing track for Shawn Lane's "Epilouge for Lisa"
Well believe it or not Marcus it was the USA one it reminds me of. The first 2 notes are the same I think (well intervals, not sure what the key is).
I done a musical score once that was quite sorta anthemic for a film shot in Ireland, and I used the first 3 notes of our national anthem (disguised a bit to start it off, so I just thought 'well maybe ... ' . Those notes were on bagpipes believe it or not! Well keyboard bagpipes that is.
p.s. your english is great, wish my small bit of German was as good as. I'm hoping that my heavy Dublin accent will be as understandable - I'll have to tone it down .
Great so relaxing! your my favorit instructor
this is fuk**** awsome
GET DOWN!!! Thats AMAIZING!!!!
That a very nice sound to it. Good job. I bet you can write really great ballads!!
YEah! I watched the whole thing now and I must say Im really impressed and glad with the lesson!
Cool techniques here man!
And very informative video 1
Im off to practice
BTW I never get tired of the shred stuff
awesome lesson marcus.
just wondering what kind of bridge do u use? is it a standard?
Love lesson 3 about bending before you strike string.Kinda tricky as im not used to it but getting it down and it sounds cool.
Are you using a floyd or do you have a lock nut??otherwise i would like to know how you can whammy and stay in tune?
It's a standard "low budget" bridge. It's a bit rusty, so I'm thinking about changing it!
well... the nut is a Floyd Rose, but I've taken away the locking parts/screws. The guitar does not stay in tune at all actually, so I try to compensate the pitch with the vibrato!
Hey Marcus do you have any tips on that quick legato run in vid 2 ?
- thanks, John
Wondefrul. Once again...you r-o-c-k.
hm... other than the standard advise: "Be relaxed", you could try to move that lick to the D and G-string (instead of the G and B-string). It's a lot easier that way, but we lose some of the treble tone...
Lavendell mind if i ask what amp and effect etc you use ? You have the kind of sound i want!
Marcus...as usual...brilliant man...just brilliant
God bless you Lavendell.!!
Wonderful...just wonderful i really like your tone man!
The thing is, I can do vibrato but not the wide one you use when bending all the way up the 21th fret during speedy licks :S
love these marcus i agree with u that vibrato in one of the main things that brings out a guitarist..love the lessons cant wait for more
Thanks guys, I really appreciate your comments!
@ Francis Viviers. "what amp and effect etc you use ?"
I only use a PODxt and plug it straight into my computer. You can download one of my solo presets from here: http://www.box.net/shared/hvayxvaif3
PS. Francis, I know I already told you this by private message. But I post the answer here as well, if anybody else needs it.
Wow man, I knew all of this, but you are amazing, you vibrato sounds perfect and you hit all the notes perfectly. Very nice job.. And you speed. I'm amazed. Very good job. thx
But what did you finish your "main" guitars fretboard with after you scalloped it?
I love your style man..
Thanks for your comment!
I put lacquer on the fretboard. Check this great guide if you want to do a scallop yourself: http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/scal1.htm
Thanks a bunch :-).
Really nice composition!
Your first video helped me a lot but I can't get the bent vibrato if I bend up...
What do you use to make your backing tracks?
Is that a synth string or chorus sound?
I use ProTools to make the backing tracks. see www.digidesign.com
The strings and choirs comes from a Roland synth.
Your Pre bend are so expressive you must have a secret :-D
After I play and I feel that my vibrato sounds slightly sloppy, I always come back and watch your explanation of vibrato. It seems to help me very much with my tone and vibrato, even though I've listened to you many times before.
You should definitely do more video explanations, if you wouldn't mind, because this one was super-super-super helpful.
Thanks Erik! I'm glad you find it helpful:)
I'll keep in mind to do more spoken video explanations in future lessons.
I guess this is a newbie question, but how do you make these kind of backing tracks? I'm wondering how you get this kind of sound from instruments, if they are instruments at all.
Also very inspirational lesson, that weird overhand tapping thing you do was so cool
I guess this is a newbie question, but how do you make backing tracks like this? I'm wondering how you get that sound from instruments, that is if they are instruments at all.
Also very inspirational lesson, that overhand tapping thing you did was so cool
Thanks Gwazi! I use Pro Tools to make the backing tracks, and the instruments comes from a little sound module called Roland JV-1010. I also use a software sampler sometimes, called SampleTank. That's pretty much it:)
Oh my word!!! DUDE!!!!
This is so inspiring, Gonna dig in to this series ASAP... Love your style man
This is just a beautiful piece of music, aside from the quality of the lesson. Man, you're just inspiring.
This is art. Period.
Every time I start practising Marcus' lessons I always have really vulnerable fingertips... I HATE YOU, FINGERS ! I have to wait for a few days to be able to play with so nice bends and vibrato... I mean, TRY to play with so nice and vibrato... xD
awesome new one!