GuitarMasterClass: Metal Essentials Riff #1
Welcome to the Metal Essentials - Riffs #1 lesson! When most of players hear the magic word "metal", they immedtiately think of palm muting and one direction picking (downpicking). Here's a bite of those metal essentials. Detune your 6th string to D (keep other strings in standard tuning). Touch low strings with your soft part of the right palm. Spend some time to find a sweet spot moving your palm just around 1 inch left and right across the strings. Proper palm muting should have very short sustain, a lot of percussive sound and that specific low boost, right after the hit. From the other side if You move your hand too far to the left, your sound will stay percussive, but will loose an information of what notes are being played, and will loose some of the low boost as well. You also need to find a sweet spot of palm pressure to the strings.
Make sure to use bridge pickup position. It's recommended to have humbucker pickup - it handles more distortion with less noise and it's much more tight/focused in the midrange.
Proper amount of gain (only as much as necessary) will be crucial to keep things clear and tight. Too much gain will destroy good separation between notes, and will make the whole riffing more blurry. Too much gain can cause less effort from player himself, and will affect the overall profit, that could have been taken from the lesson. Learn the roots of metal guitar playing, inspired by 90's metal bands, like Pantera, Megadeth nad partially hard rock band - Disturbed.
Gear used (in order of connection chain placement):
1. Hufschmid Helldunkel All Sapeli guitar
2. Behringer MIC100 tube preamp (-20db switch on, gain and out knobs about 50%)
3. Presonus Inspire 1394 firewire audio interface (input gain 25%)
4. Poulin Legion plug-in:
- Channel - green
- Mode - Lead
- All knobs (eq, drive, input etc.) - 50%
5. Kefir impulse loader (mix 100%)
6. Impulse - Catharsis 2off_preshigh
7. Cubase 7.5 equalizer:
- 1.6 kHz -4dB Q=0.6
- 4.46 kHz - 4,9 dB Q=9.3
- 11.47 kHz - 3.5 dB Q=2.5 Low Pass II mode
Tuning - drop D (E B G D A D)
Backing track progression:
4/4 D5 D/C5 | D/Bb5 D5 E5 | D5 D/C5 | D/Bb5 D5 |
D5 D/C5 | D/Bb5 D5 E5 | D5 D/C5 | D/Bb5 D5 F5 D5 E5 F5 E5 D5 Eb5 |
D5 D/C5 | D/Bb5 D5 E5 | D5 D/C5 | D/Bb5 D5 |
D5 D/C5 | D/Bb5 D5 E5 | D5 D/C5 | D5 |
4/4 D5 D4# | D5 D4# G5 | D5 D4# | D5 F5 G5 |
D5 D4# | D5 D4# G5 | D5 D4# | D |
4/4 Ab6 G6 Gb6 F6 | Gb6 F6 E6 Eb6 F5 | D5 F5 | D5 |
Ab6 G6 Gb6 F6 | Gb6 F6 E6 Eb6 F5 | D5 | D5 |
Ab6 G6 Gb6 F6 | Gb6 F6 E6 Eb6 F5 | D5 | D5 |
Ab6 G6 Gb6 F6 | Gb6 F6 E6 Eb6 F5 | D5 | D5 | D5 | D5 |
Udemy Ludovico Einaudi Oltremare TUTORiAL
a PGN Piano lesson that will teach you how to play this entire song in a heartbeat!
This course will teach you how to play this song, on piano, in a heartbeat!
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SteveStine SoloFire Program
Discover how to create solos and master playing lead guitar. Steve Stine, has taught thousands of guitarists over the last 20 years. He’s currently "Professor of Modern Guitar Studies” at North Dakota State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Morehead State University. So, he knows how to teach.He toured the U.S. and England, playing lead-guitar in dozens of bands. He’s also been a studio guitarist for radio, TV and various recording projects.
Solofire includes: 6 DVDs + 1 Jam Track CD + downloadable tab book + Bonuses($97 Value)
Discover how to create solos and master playing lead guitar in Blues & Rock, and learn guitar techniques.
What will this course give you:
Discover how to create solos and master playing lead guitar in Blues & Rock
Play all the most important scales including major, minor, pentatonic and blues
Learn all the must-know solo skills
Learn all about Transposition.
Learn the secret to gliding across the strings.
Learn to choose the right picks and strings gauge for your style and tone.
Content Runtime: Approx 4.5 hours
Who it Solofire for?
Let’s start with who it’s not for. It’s definitely not for absolute beginners. So, if you just got your guitar, then this is not for you. It’s also probably not for "beginners” either. Meaning, if you’ve never played a guitar solo and you don’t know any scales or lead-licks, this is probably isn’t for you either. It’s also not for acoustic-only players because the majority of the training is for electric guitar.
Here’s who it is for: the intermediate player who’s already got some chops. Someone who can already play say, the pentatonic scale in first position, or a few licks. The solid rhythm player, who wants to learn lead, from the ground up. For the person who knows there’s a lot more to guitar soloing than just learning some licks. And guitarists who can already solo a little but who get stuck easily, run out of ideas, and don’t really understand how to improvise a great solo from scratch.
Guitar styles taught
The training focuses on lead guitar in blues and rock style. Most of the techniques are for electric guitar. And many concepts could be adapted to acoustic as well. All the training is based on A minor pentatonic. Which makes everything super easy to follow. But, of course, you’ll learn all about transposition and how to play in any key, over any song as well.
DVD 1 is the foundation of everything you’ll learn in Solofire, including how to go deep into the mind of a lead guitarist and how to "think” about the soloing process:
The fundamentals of creating solos out of thin air
How to visualize the fretboard
Why metronome practice is crucial to accurate timing
Essential palm muting techniques
How to deaden strings you don’t want to hear
Lead mathematics: everything you need to know about quarter, eighth notes, and sixteenth notes
Down-picking vs. alternate-picking and how and when to use them
Right and wrong wrist position
How practice effectively, so you can make more progress in less time
DVD 2 highlights
You’ll learn the A minor pentatonic minor scale in all five positions, across the entire fretboard
Discover how each scale pattern is connected so you’ll never get stuck in one place
Why it’s critical to target the root note in your solo
How to move licks across the fretboard
Thel importance of pentatonic position #2 in rock-and-roll history
Practical ways to use music theory
How to "thread” your ideas together to make a complete solo
Speed vs. feeling, and the real purpose of each
The MML process (melody, motion and licks) that makes creating leads from scratch easy
DVD 3 highlights
DVD 3 focuses on melodic technique:
How a simple lick can be the starting point for a great solo
Why the two most critical techniques for lead are bends and vibrato, and how to use them both
You’ll the different types of bends and when to use them all, including:
Half, whole and one-and-a-half bends
Blues bends, ghost bends, vocal bends
As well as repetitive and unison bends
How to glide across the strings
How instantly alter the sound of lick by changing your attack
How to eliminate unwanted noise and feedback
How to stop sore fingers and dead notes
Solo skills taught:
The 2 types of string-slides
As well as how to begin and end your solo with proper phrasing…
DVD 4 highlights
Learn how the masters of rock guitar like Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen, Slash and Angus Young pieced together some of the most incredible solos ever written using tapping tricks most guitarists will never know:
How to tap anywhere in the minor pentatonic scale using your fingers or a pick
How to tap and slide at the same time
DVD 5 highlights
Combining different scales
How to listen to a jam track, analyze and prepare your solo
How to make sure your solo fits the music
When to "follow the chords”
12-bar blues jam with Steve Stine
When you should forget all the "rules” and just feel your solo from the heart
DVD 6 highlights
Combines all the training to help you form complete, musical solos from scratch.
Solofire Jams CD
Solofire Guitar Tab Book (downloadable pdf)
7 Beats Every Drummer Should Know
Webster defines essential as something that’s of the utmost importance. Like any other art form, drumming has a big set of essentials one must grasp before working on their own voice on the instrument. It’s also imperative to learn them if you’re serious about gigging and playing professionally. In this free live drum lesson, Jared Falk teaches seven of the most essential drum beats you’ll ever encounter. These are patterns any drummer should know how to play.
The essential drum beats Jared Falk teaches are core patterns. You’ll find them in many famous records. They’re part of our drumming heritage and have been used by most of the greatest players that have walked this planet. Here you’ll find rock, blues, jazz and Latin drum beats, so there’s quite a large array of styles to work on. Before going through this free drum lesson, make sure you’ve learned about the essential aspects of hand technique and bass drum technique.
Udemy 51 Left Hand Techniques for Guitar TUTORiAL
Everything you need to start playing guitar with great technique.
This course is all about developing great left hand technique on the guitar. The video lectures take you from the basics of sitting and hand position to more advanced concepts and techniques.
The course uses simple, easy-to-follow directions and terms, so there is no complicated jargon that you need to worry about. It is assumed that you have basic guitar literacy, so if your an absolute beginner (you're holding a guitar for the first time), then the course isn't for you for right now.
The course is designed for anyone who wants to improve their technique, whether you've been playing for a short time or your more advanced and play pieces from the classical guitar repertoire. Although I had a classical guitar audience in mind, you can benefit from the lessons in this course no matter what style of music you play.
Jamtrackcentral Daniele Gottardo 20 Outside Fusion Licks (2015)
There is a new wave of fusion players, and Daniele Gottardo is at the forefront! Playing 'Outside' is a skill that is one of the toughtest to be able to grasp...but with this incredible set of 20 licks you are going to master it!
'Within this package you will find lots of ideas and different solutions to play over a minor harmony based around the Dorian Mode. I used different colors and ideas typical of the Fusion style: the use of the notes out of the harmony ( passing tones, enclosures , escape tones and others ) harmonic substitutions, ghost progression and coltrane changes. These ideas are played with a modern approach to the instrumental technique using legato, hybrid picking mixed with alternate picking, 8 fingers tapping and other. The licks are ordered and developed from easy to difficult, starting with four notes per beat and come in the last example to eight notes per beat! Have fun to study these ideas that you will find useful in the Fusion but also in the modern rock and metal era'
Each lick comes in full speed audio and video, plus a slower speed so that you can analyse every little detail! Also included is the backing track at different BPM's, giving you the backdrop to work on each lick at your own pace, as well as creating your own licks. As ever, accurate JTC TAB/Notation is included for each lick, plus there are some notes for each lick to help you further.
So, if you are serious about fusion then this is a package tha will take your playing to a different level! Watch the promo video below to get a little taster of what to expect!
Groove3 Modern Heavy Rock Production TUTORiAL
Every genre has its own way of approaching production, and producing Heavy Rock or Metal is no exception. Metal production guru Brock Jon shows you how to dial in big, powerful tones for a crisp, Modern Heavy Rock Production on any DAW.
Brock uses three different songs as demos for this production series so you get a taste of some of the different flavors of Heavy Rock that’s out in the wild. He then gives you an overview of the songs, and lays out his goals for the series.
Moving on, Brock explores the production techniques used in each of the songs one at a time, carefully analyzing the produced sound of the Drums, Bass, Guitars, and Vocals, and shows you how each of the tones were achieved.
Finally, Brock explains the Master Buss Processing that was used on each track, giving them their final, professional sheen that listeners expect in modern heavy tracks.
Whether you’re just getting started producing heavy tracks, or you’re an established producer of Heavy Rock and Metal looking for some fresh techniques and perspective, "Modern Heavy Rock Production” is for you!