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Discussion in 'Guitar Lessons' started by RandyRhoadsLesPaul, Aug 20, 2015.
Someone of the first things I remember learning! You're off to a good start.
I have signed up for lessons and have begun largely re-learning guitar from scratch with everything being driven by note names, triads and arpeggios vs scale patterns I based everything on previously. Its no small task to put aside what you think you know and bust ass like a beginner again essentially relearning the instrument
That one was fun to learn. Full of major and minor licks in classic Clapton form! Had to use the SG though. Second solo harder on a LP.
I want to go to my local Guitar Center and drive them all nuts playing these two over and over!
Steve Vai's 10 hour workout!
Steve Vai has some great legato runs I've been practicing. He's one of my inspirations.
I just started learning The Ocean by Led Zeppelin last night, fun song to play.
The past few weeks I learned Whole Lotta Love & Sunshine of your love & have been coming back to playing Dazed and Confused a lot. The new R9 just sounds so huge on these songs It's almost criminal to not play them.
Agreed, the second solo on the LP with my chubby digits makes it a lot more difficult for sure...
Learning Moonshine by Free. The live version. It's not technically hard to play but getting the dynamics right and all the subtleties is hard. Koss used prebends a lot so sometimes it's hard to hear whether he's fretting a note normally or if he's done a pre bend. There are some very cool licks in that song though. Over nine minutes long and I've still got just under half to do.
Crossroads is a wiiillllld song
When I listen to Paul, I am mostly preoccupied with his skillful vibratos. I have always been working on his and BB King's "non-bending vibrato."
I've been working on Kossoff's vibrato for close to three years now. I don't just try to imitate it, I've actually spent countless hours purposefully practicing that alone. It's an absolute pig to do. I've read everything there is to read on how to do it, watched every video... I'm getting closer and at rare times, I can get close. But to nail it, it wouldn't surprise me if it took another two years. Speed is one thing, but to control it as well as he did. It's not just shake the crap out of, it's a very precise thing.
And don't even get me started on the bent vibrato...
I hear lots about "you should develop your own vibrato, it's personal blah blah blah..." and I agree. However, for someone to be able to tell it's me playing and not the other guitarist in the band, just from one note, well that's pretty cool. And very few people can do it convincingly, so that'd be great.
Right now I'm working on Catfish Blues and vibrato.
My vibrato sucks. At least when I try and do it the traditional way. Sometimes I try and do it by moving my hand parallel to the fretboard. I guess there isn't a wrong way to do it, but sometimes it just sounds wrong.
So much to learn!
I try the "cup fulcrum method" to attain vibrato, didn't work. I keep my thumb under neck and use 3 fingers for upward bend vibrato, and one finger (index for downward). Works like a charm.
Sometimes I use Greg Howe's style of "slide vibrato" where you slide back and forth between two notes rather than bending. Works well too.
As for Kossoff, I never attempted his vibratos. A perfect example of it is in his live version of Free - Mr. Big (1970) where in his solo it is just stunning.
ABB-Stormy Monday. So soulful.
Also just sawed through Mountain- Never in My Life. Big tone. Fun riff.
practicing some Mozart on piano today
This weekend I am going instrumental with three tunes : "Wipe Out", "Dee" and "Green Onions"!
Roadhouse blues solo and outdo Doors
Sharp dresses man ZZ Top
cant go wrong with Paul Kossoff or Leslie West!!!! ....and Gary Moore!
huge influences on my guitaring!