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Here on Weekend Wankshop 159, Uncle Ben Eller here is gonna drop an interstellar arpeggio assault on you all, plus a boat load of secrets and tips about sweep picking, muting, arpeggio and chord construction, and how to finally understand those pesky jazz chords, like minor 7 and Major 7's! It's all really simple if you just look at it the right way, and i intend to help you do just that.
This arpeggio sequence follows a cool Am7, AbM7, Gm7, GbM7 progression, nice and proggy. Give it a shot!
Playing my Ibanez RG3120TW with Suhr Aldrich pickups in it, through my Kemper Profiler.
Thanks for watching and happy new year!!!
Hey Uncle Ben, I have my own way of holding the pick (no lessons urgh) and I had a lot of trouble with 'progressive palm muting', because my holding of the pick got in the way of that. My way of holding the pick does facilitate upward pickslanting a lot, and I've grown accustomed to picking like that. I'm not handy with changing the slant, but the upward pick slanting automatically adds a palm mute on the lower strings (lower than the string you hit). Thanks for the tips and directing me to Troy Grady's amazing research.
Is there actually any harmonic chord progression concept behind this?
Because it doesn't seem to make up a scale thats usable to me if you combine the single chord tones
I can only recognize a chord progression that seems to switch in chromatic steps between minor/major tonality arpeggios
Is there some sort of specific idea / known concept behind this?
Awesome bro !!! I had a question!! I'm using 11-49 on my schecter c1 plus... Do I need to file the nut to fit 13-62 guage strings for a# or drop a tuning ? Or can I use it just like that ? Cheers and merry Christmas!!!
These are really cool, I'm stealing those thanks, also as someone who primarily wrists sweeps tried your shoulder motion feels like riding a bike blindfolded. And lastly so you've changed your stance on slanting while sweeping from the first video.
I think showing them the basic theory behind these chords will allow them to build their chordal intuition. Maybe just say what the note is, where the note is on the fretboard, and how that relates to the scale intervalically. Explaining things from different modes of thinking creates a well rounded concept in their minds. Just a suggestion. I still love your videos.
The notes I can do, it's the speed I can't handle. Any tips on building up your speed, other than repetition that is? Another excellent lesson btw, thank you for sharing. About your comment about trying 2 and 3 string arpeggios first? How about a post on that as well please?
Chris Davies use a metronome my man. And if you're having problems doing full 5-string sweep arpeggios try cutting it in half and work on Parts at a time. It's easier to sweep pick fast then it is to go slow then try to pick up your speed. I'm no expert but these are little tricks I use to help me do this. I've been playing guitar for 4 years and I actually find sweep picking quite easy
Uncle ben iv been meaning to ask you here lately I'm beginner guitar player the only time iv practice was with a friend's guitar and iv been trying to find the right gear for a beginner what should I start with or just some pointers with the gear because I really don't want to buy all this expensive gear and not know how to use it.
jaychen.metal thank you for that I went to guitar center and they just tried to sell me really expensive gear without telling me anything about it and I figured I'd come to youtube and ask about it and some people would give me some tips.
If you spend only 8 minutes a day practicing, this might be true. It's been said that it takes about 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill. That's like an hour a day for 30 years. I recall Billy Corgan once stating that he would lock himself in his room and practice for 6 hours a day. By that math it should have taken him 5 - 10 years to master his skill (I believe he started playing while still in high school). Gish was released in 91, when he was 24. I'd bet he had already "mastered" the skill by then. Constructive practice, patience, and enjoyment are really all you need! ..Oh, and a guitar with newish strings that are in tune ;) Good luck!
Your lessons are probably some of the best on Youtube, Uncle Ben.
As much fun as I'm having with shredding and riffing, could you maybe do some more theory lessons? Maybe an episode on harmony and intervals? It would be very much appreciated, by most everyone here I think.
From how he reacts to seeing them and his line "One crisis at a time" it would not be a stretch.
Just because "Obscurus in the Shadows" makes so much sense as a name. Lupa is already married . OT3? Weve never seen Todds face, maybe he is her husband. His Lupa-themed desktop wallpaper isnt a sign that hes a crazy stalker, just a devoted spouse.
The Shadow? The SHADOW! The Shadow.
Again, why not?
He says he once worked for Lord Vyce here . He joined the site shortly after Vyce was first foreshadowed (As a scout maybe?). The reason he hasnt been deactivated is that either Vyce cut the signal to protect him, leaving an extra ace up his sleeve in case he ever comes back, or he cut it himself as a result of enjoying his new job and wanting to distance himself from his old boss. Perhaps hes from one of the universes Vyce invaded, and was hired to help eliminate the Entity. He may even be from Vyces universe: the reason he cloaks himself is because the cloak itself is designed to keep him alive in our universe. Kind of like.