Tuesday, September 27, 2011

John Petrucci - Legato Lesson

John Petrucci - Legato LessonOne big important objective for the exercise of music is to be able to play music with the "beautiful" sense of... aargghhh... what?!?! So.. For that, we tried to show some examples on how to play the correct and precise legato.

Legato is a technique to play the music by connecting notes to one another, without interruption (the nots tied together). On the principle of legato playing, students must maintain the sound previously with relaxed and without releasing the fingers on piano keys. This was repeated on subsequent presses keys. When a key is pressed next, then the keys must be released earlier, but cultivated an uninterrupted sound.

The important thing is that although previously suspended because the finger must remain on the keys, the previous motion should not be hampered. So tried to your fingers remain relaxed and use the optimal movement, accompanied by wrist and arm as one unit.

Imagine if it was all played on a guitar string:)

Watch the video to get the real impression on how John did it..

John Petrucci - Legato Lesson Download to mp3

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Paul Gilbert - Legato Pentatonic

Paul Gilbert - Legato PentatonicAreas that can be explored further in the dynamics of discussion is how we make this concept of legato technique. There are many examples of players who are exceptional legato master for this kind of concept in the context of these dynamics, such as Paul Gilbert, Ritchie Kotzen, etc.

They have set the tone in such a way that the sound level of the dynamics of their type of picking is higher one level with the ability of the sound of hammer-ons and pull-offs it.

If you try figure it out, the result will indeed vary influenced by how large the gain and overdrive that you use, and the level of the most difficult is to do it flat on a clean mode setting..

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Probably most of us are not going to play legato technique exclusively, but with this mastery of technique will be very useful to add variety in our game, and add effects that flow every notation in our solo track.. For a more extreme level, please check virtuoso legato: Paul Gilbert in a legato approach that I brought to you all here. If we listen to his solo track, it is almost impossible to tell which notes that his pick, and which in the hammer: D

Transcribe every notes for video below..

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Paul Gilbert's fast lick

Paul Gilbert's fast lickPaul Gilbert proved himself still productive despite the years is quite busy with the project Mr. Big reunion tour circuit. Beginning this August, he released his latest album, entitled Fuzz Universe. This album is a solo album to-8 or, more specifically is instrumental albums to his-3.

Paul seems to keep showing back style of playing guitar which he used to show both as a solo guitarist, as well as the guitarist of Racer-X or Mr. Big. There are a number of works that can be listened to, especially if you are a fan of the music style of guitar shredder.

It may be practically as a song that summarizes the figure of Paul into a piece of music. In this song he played quite a lot of techniques like alternate picking flagship to open strings.

But forget about this new album for a moment. Today I am going to show you this tablature that I transcribed by my own from his video.. (you guys can see this on Youtube).

First thing first, abstract art have share some of its unique beauty when it comes to art. I like abstract art because it is mysterious, and I think Paul with his guitar lick is so unbelievably abstract.

Second of all.. Watch him out carefully when his left hand take over to the open string (take away from the string) to get the whole idea of this type of lick! If you can go (with the slow open string tempo), than you are not ready for the fast one just like what he did on the video.

So.. Here is the tab..


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