Solo Trouble Home › Forums › Community Forum › Solo Trouble Tagged: synyster gates Fans This topic contains 237 replies, has 33 voices, and was last updated by Ids Schiere 1 month, 1 week ago. Viewing 13 posts - 226 through 238 (of 238 total) ← 1 … 15 16 Author Posts April 24, 2019 at 1:55 am #185295 oskar foogerbrantParticipant There’s a great mental model(please look up mental models, https://fs.blog/mental-models/ ) called “First Principles” that I love. It’s a really simple concept of breaking down something to it’s simplest form. For example, “what is vibrato”. Love that you are posting so much on the forums, it’s really helpful and inspiring! 🙂 Reading about mental models now and i love stuff like this! Might sound strange but i feel like things like these can at times be more important when it comes to learning to play the guitar than actually talking about guitar. I used to practice 8 hours or more most days and i achieved most of my technique goals by doing it, but my mental walls blocked me so i did not progress musically the way i wanted to and i ended up quitting for almost a year. It’s only after learning to be more mindful of stuff like this that i’ve been able to tackle things that i’ve really wanted to learn for a long time. So thanks a lot for posting this! This reply was modified 3 months, 4 weeks ago by oskar foogerbrant. 0 likes April 24, 2019 at 2:28 am #185297 oskar foogerbrantParticipant @brandon Diemert I bet people have told you this already, but honestly, there’s only ONE way that i know of, that’s actually efficient and reliable, to build speed with alternate picking, or any technique for that matter: play at a tempo where you can execute whatever it is you’re playing, perfectly. It doesn’t matter how slow you have to do it, just make sure you can do it while as close to 100% relaxed as possible (in your whole body) and most importantly, ata tempo where you are able to listen to every single note that you play so you can tell when a note comes out sloppy or not clear enough. Eventually when you feel comfortable doing this at a certain tempo, take that tempo up a tiny bit, even if just by a single BPM, then repeat the process. I don’t mean that this the only way you should ever practice technique, but when it comes to building speed you really have to analyze the smallest details in your movement, and you can’t do that if you play too fast for your brain to be able to pick up those details. I think of it like this: if the goal is to have effortless and controlled technique at high speeds, isn’t it reasonable that the best way to learn it, is to do exactly that, but at a tempo where you can actually do it? 0 likes April 25, 2019 at 3:05 am #185323 Akash UjawaneParticipant I am a 15 year old boy. I’ve been playing guitar since 2 years and I’ve been a very big fan of synyster gates.I couldn’t watch them live even once because I live in India.Syn inspired me a lot and i have developed speed skill and I never got into trouble for soloing even through the fire and flames.There is my video on youtube of me playing that song just because of syn.Afterlife was the hardest solo of synyster gates but i got it learnt in less than 1 week as he is my inspiration and because I want to be a man like him I practice a lot.I hope you reply to me. 0 likes April 25, 2019 at 3:55 am #185324 Ids SchiereParticipant Sorry Akash but I find it very hard to believe that you play guitar since you were 2 years old. I could barely walk and talk when I was 2 years old let alone hold and play a guitar. Maybe you are a really great guitar player but I can’t possibly know that since you did not share any videos of yourself playing. 0 likes April 25, 2019 at 3:56 am #185325 Filip TomišaParticipant I’m pretty sure he wanted to say that he’s been playing for 2 years 😀 1 person likes this April 25, 2019 at 4:02 am #185326 Ids SchiereParticipant Ooh yeah that makes sense😅 fricking language barrier. 1 person likes this April 25, 2019 at 8:20 am #185331 Akash UjawaneParticipant yeah there’s some trouble with my english.I meant that i have been playing guitar from past 2 years.Yeah watch this. 1 person likes this May 5, 2019 at 3:49 am #185486 Kim LaParticipant @akash, amazing how you can play!! After only 2 years! 0 likes May 21, 2019 at 12:06 am #185912 Cleowell john CasalmerParticipant I’m problems on how make a solo,and I need to learn more about it! 0 likes May 21, 2019 at 12:11 am #185913 Ids SchiereParticipant Have you watched all the videos in this thread? 0 likes June 17, 2019 at 12:48 am #186692 Jay IvanezParticipant I grew up never really learning solos because they were hard. Even seize the day was amazingly hard when I was so into it. So I resort to writing my own :p Within writing a solo I believe Its a 3 step process . 1) watch Barney & Friends , absorb how much barney hammers in the fact that imagination is key to life . 2) imagine your solo and vocalise it. Vocalise it in ways you can remember. If its not memory worthy maybe its not that good. Notice how you can probably mumble or sing all of your favourite avenged solos ? This even includes the speedy runs. 3) do everything in your power to achieve that melody/vision in your head . When layed on the guitar a degree of change will happen ,because that’s how magic works. That is probably where technicality usually meets melody . Because we got itchy fingers. And I believe the phantom factor here is as syn said : relentlessness . The ability to never give up regardless of circumstance. If a decade of guitar playing has taught me anything, is that I suck enough to understand how to suck less . 0 likes June 17, 2019 at 5:51 am #186698 Dan ShipwayParticipant There are a few steps I would recommend Step 1- know the fretboard layout. I myself am not to clear on it but it helps with the other steps. Step 2-Know the basic major scales and minor scales (natural, harmonic etc) Step 3- play something on one string this will be the foundation melody Step 4- Knowing the fretboard layout, move some of the notes onto higher or lower strings. Step 5- work out scales from the notes that have been moved up and down. If you play the solo then you should be able to see the rough outline of a scale. Step 6- use the scale to add more notes or to change some. Hope this helps. This is just my method. 0 likes July 11, 2019 at 5:56 am #187467 Ids SchiereParticipant I decided to start doing these again. This time on adding Dynamics to your solos. 0 likes Author Posts Viewing 13 posts - 226 through 238 (of 238 total) ← 1 … 15 16 You must be logged in to reply to this topic.