Thursday, May 26, 2011

psy-rock tempest lick

x
x
x
x       11   12
x                                13-- 10--
x12                11  

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Metalcore


http://www.freewebs.com/ashleyfish-productions/howtoplaymetalcore.htm

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/metalcore_-_the_basics_part_1.html

My metalcore riff

standard tuning

x
x
x
x         0        3          0         3       3
x                                                        2 3  1 2
x 0 0       0          0          0       0


x
x
x          0 2
x
x
x 3 0            1 2

Leo Sayer: One Man Band

Leo Sayer, you are awesome!
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/l/leo_sayer/one_man_band_crd.htm

Main riff for Psychodelix song: Hey You

x
x
x                           9
x5 5 5  8 8 8 9 10 9
x5 5 5  8 8 8 9 10 7
x3 3 3  6 6 6  7 8
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/j/john_williams/harry_potter_theme_song_intro_tab.htm

http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/b/black_sabbath/war_pigs_ver3_tab.htm

Saturday, May 21, 2011

the main riff I'll be playing in the Psychodelix song: Tempest

x
x
x
x
x 5 4 3 0
x                0 3 4 5

and here's a nearly microscopic riff from the Psychodelix song: Retina

x  5 5 7 0
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x                     9                     4--                       3  2--
x           7--                     6            4             3               2--
x *4 5                  *9 8                      4  3

Friday, May 20, 2011

pentatonic scale with added grace notes (marked with asteriscs)

x                                                                                          *11 12 15
x                                                                        *11 12 15
x                                                      *11 12 14
x                                    *11 12 14
x                   *11 12 14
x  *11 12 15

slide from the 11 to the 12. 

Grace notes can make things more interesting, and give you an opportunity to "step outside the box".  Of course there's other ways of stepping outside the box, but this is a good way too.  And of course you could use whatever grace notes you want in whatever scale you want.  You might say grace notes are used more on piano, and you'd probably be right, but what the hell why not through them into guitar playing too!

RANDOM PIECE OF TRIVIA:  in the early years of B-52's musical career, their guitar player played a guitar with the middle two trings removed, also I'm pretty sure he kept his strap attatched to the guitar with duct tape.

Beck: Rental Car

One of my favorite Beck songs:

I'm not much for Nickleback, but I loved this song!

Beck: E Pro

Wolf Parade: Modern World

You'll get chills



Kerli: Walking On Air

Here's a solo starter I based on the sus2 chord

x
x
x
x                6 9
x         4 7     
x  2 5


It's got notes from F#sus2  and Asus2.  Of course you could play it anywhere else on the fret board the notes and chords would be different.  The first two numbers indicate the root of the chords you are playing.  And the notes that are nine scale steps above their roots (6 for 2 and 9 for 5) make the chords sus2....  Yeah it's a long explanation for a very short tab. lol.

Here's a longer version:

x
x                            8 8 7 5            
x                                         6          
x                 6 9 6                                                                                                               
x        4  7
x 2 5

x                  12 9-- 9-- 9--                  12 9-- 9-- 9--
x 11 12 11                          11 12 11
x
x
x
x

x 0--
x       0---
x              0--
x
x
x

x
x
x 0                 0     0                        0
x       0     0                                              0       0       3 2                       
x 11               11  11                       11                         3 2                
x      11   11                 7 10 7 10             11     11  3 2  

x
x
x
x               1                    3 4 5
x          2                  4                 5 6 7
x  0  3             0  5                                 7 8 9





x
x
x
x                         7 5 7                              9 7 9--
x       9 7 9    5                          7 5 7 7
x 7                                    5

deep breaths people... LOL

Sunday, May 15, 2011

How To Play Like Ray Manzarek From The Doors

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9hHqBHEVuQ

I thought it was cool. 

I jammed with a drummer recently so that was cool.  Got a bassist named Tim comming over today so the jamming shall continue. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

guitar licks

x              10  9
x        10            9
x    7                       8                                         4
x 7                              8         0          4
x                                                                0 5
x                                                 0 5


x                 0                                                0
x  0                                             0
x                       0 2 2 0 0
x                                                                            0 2 2 2 2
x
x        0                                              0

rhymes in song writing

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/7AcDYp/www.cbsnews.com/8301-504784_162-20062326-10391705.html

The Tide

Check out the band The Tide.  I've been listening to their album Distorted Lullabies, and I really like it.  Every time I listen to it I like it more and more.

It's kind of an alternative rock with blues elements and moody vocals.

pentatonic and diatonic scales:
http://www.myguitarsolo.com/ScalesNew/scales_penta_minor.html

symetric scales:
http://www.myguitarsolo.com/sc_symm.htm

Guitar Licks:
http://www.myguitarsolo.com/Licks/Licks.htm

Here's a guitar lick of my own:

x           10
x                           10 10 10
x                                                                       12
x                                                         0 0 12
x                                            10
x 0 10          0

Another one:

x    4 2               2 0
x
x
x
x                                             4
x 2             2                  0  4