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E Minor Shred Style Solo
Work out each lick in small sections.
Use the backing tracks to improve each lick.
As you improve, combine more than one measure and slowly learn the whole solo.
Use the backing tracks to play the solo on your own.
Combine the ideas from the solo into your own solos to improve your playing
Here we have another shred style lesson from John Huldt. This ripping 32 measure solo covers many awesome techniques that every guitarist would want to learn, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, many position shifts, arpeggios, hybrid picking, superimposition, aeolian scale, minor pentatonic, blues scale, sweep picking, and even two finger tapping. We see all our favorite guitar players using all these techniques, and learning this soloing exercise will vastly improve your guitar playing regardless of your skill level.
The tonality of this solo is E aeolian, That is a G major scale with the chord progression set up where E minor is the home chord. Instead of the tonic note of the G major scale being the G note, its the E. The G major scale is G A B C D E F# G. The E aeolian scale is E F# G A B C D E. The shift in the order of the intervals coupled with the chords being used gives the unique sound of the aeolian scale.
Begin the solo with some straight up tapping, in the first eight bars. There is some wide spread E minor pentatonic sequencing, with lots of bluesy chromaticism in bars 9-12. In measures 13 and 14 there is some insane sweep arpeggio patterns with some fast alternate picking in measures 15 and 16. in bars 17-22 there is this crazy double picking thing. have fun with that. In bars 25-30 we have lots of classical style shred stuff. lots of alternate picking. The wide spread diminished arpeggio line at the end also incorporates tapping as well.
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