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i'm having problems keeping my fretting hand up with my picking hand, i just cant seem to move my fingers as fast as i pick, and this is really setting me back when i'm trying to learn solos now.
i tried just practicing a bunch of scales, getting faster and faster with a metronome, and it was a breeze, but whenever i try learning a solo, even after a few days hard practising i just cant nail them.
specifically i'm trying to learn the solo in the song Enter the Grave, by Evile, even though the riffs are fast as hell, they're damn easy, but the solo......well, you already know the problem i'm having
here's the tab i'm learning it from:
so anyone got any tips how i could sort this out?
My God. They have always confused the hell out of me. All the different positions...
It's too damn much!
I want to learn theoretical sh
it, but every time I try it just confuses the hell out of me. I had a crappy guitar teacher for 2 and a half years and now three years have gone by own my own, and I don't know an ounce of guitar theory. I'm a good player, I suppose, but i'd love to have more freedom and become a better improvisational player. When I play, it's all basically just the same little runs and bends I always do. There's nothing new there. I know learning different scales, positions, and modes can help me break out of this slump and help me become a more diverse, well rounded player. But that's the problem...
Every time I get to thinking like this, I decide that i'm going to go learn some. When I go try to sit down and try to learn some of the stuff, it just completely confuses me. I can't decipher a bit of what it means.
Stuff you should know. Pentatonics
Hey guys. I have seen a rash of questions about some advanced technique from a few members here on the forum. The problem is that some guys don't even have the basics down and are learning these techniques without paying attention to the building blocks from which this stuff comes from. So here is a video that I just made of the 5 Minor Pentatonic positions. I am tuned to E flat so I am going to be a half step down from those of you tuned to E and a half step up from those of you tuned to D. This is more for the fingering though. So you can see where it all comes together across the fingerboard. After the 5th position you start again at the 12th fret utilizing the E or in my case E flat as the starting point. Practice these in all the keys and see where they intersect. This will give you the basics you will need for later on when you are soloing. See what cool combinations you can come up with, like runs from the open 1st string to the high 6th string in other positions. Hope this helps a little. Oh and please pay attention to your right hand too (and for lefties you left hand). Start slowly and on your clean channel. Get it down clean and right the first time so you don't develop bad habbits. Cheers!
Also to clear up some confusion. It isn't 5 scales. It is 5 positions of a 5 tone scale. It is basically a 7 tone scale with 2 tones omitted. You can make up to 15 pentatonic scales from any 7 tone scale. The 5 positions just show you where they can be played in the key that you are starting your root in. Oh and to turn a Minor Pent scale into a Major just move the root note up 3 steps on the lower string for first position. The shape stays the same. And to turn a Major Pent scale into a minor, just move the first note down 3 steps.
I use this site for practicing/warming up sometimes. http://www.jamcenter.com/jammachined.html
It's got a great jam machine and even suggests scales to use over the rhythms. To view the scales you just have to click on the name.
Try it out sometime. It's pretty nifty.
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