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Shred Guitar Improvisation, 180 BPM
I might delete and replace later, but thought I would provide an update on my guitar playing transformation and show you where I’m at in the process. The video shows me improvising using a number of different shred patterns and other soloing ideas. As you can see, I have fully made the transition to a ‘palm mute’ style picker like Paul Gilbert, as opposed to my former ‘ring finger anchored’ style, which was more consistent with Michael Angelo Batio. The picking speed is still not as fast as it was prior, but I should be able to play even faster than before eventually. The video shows me playing 16th note scalar runs at 180 BPM. Otherwise, I thought it was some pretty good footage, so I decided to post. Enjoy! Thanks to matsomo for the backing track: https://youtu.be/bDgHJpKaoZc More content at www.theindividual21.net
Blues Based Shred Guitar Improvisation
The music book publisher, 'Fundamental Changes', started a competition in their Facebook group asking members to post a video of themselves playing to a blues-style backing track, which they pre-selected. The competition is not based on skill. The winner will be picked at random on April 15th 2021. Nonetheless, the competition seemed like a good excuse to work on my pentatonic scale, so I thought I'd make a submission. The above video represents my entry to the competition. It shows me improvising using the e minor pentatonic and blues scales, demonstrating various shred patterns that can be used to rip it up on the pentatonic. The backing track is from the book, 100 Classic Blues Licks for Guitar. I don't own the book, but trying my hand at a little blues guitar provided a breath of fresh air. See the book and site @ https://www.fundamental-changes.com/book/100-classic-blues-licks-for-guitar/ Also, for anyone interested in which particular Fundamental Changes books I would recommend, I'd say that 'Sweep Picking Speed Strategies' and '100 Arpeggio Licks for Shred Guitar' by Chris Brooks have been very helpful in improving my technique. Also, for the type of licks shown in the above post, 'Ultimate Shred Machine' by Chris Zoupa is a must buy. Be sure to check out my other shred guitar improvisation video as well. https://youtu.be/TFjgp9_NZgw For my other web content and social links see my personal site: https://www.theindividual21.net/ Enjoy!
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