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eminem - my name is (mix)
I made another beat, worked on it last night and this afternoon. I focused mostly on picking sounds that I thought sounded cool together and what I'm currently capable of creating. I mixed different kits/apps from the ones available on GarageBand. I could only input 2-3 sounds at a time so I had to layer them, they're looped and a little off. After the beat I added Eminem's vocal track from "My Name Is", I than looped the beat tracks to fit the vocal track. My second focus was the bass line, I decided to go with a constant alternating pace between 2 single note riffs, played it along with the song after I added the vocal track. After all that I didn't know where to fit guitar parts, hesitant on the right sounds and it may get cluttered. I already heard parts I could fix or add and I might jam over the beat for fun, got a habit for not revisiting stuff I was working on. Probably my best project yet, thanks for listening. \../,
Practice some keyboard earlier, took me a while to edit, kept the camera rolling. It's still a bit long, I hope you don't get board xD It's probably not every good, I just started playing recently. I know the Major Chord
This is a really cool set of covers I found on YouTube. It's a set of some of the best A7X songs where all the parts are preformed acoustically. It's really well done performance and edit wise. I thought the site might enjoy it, so I posted it here. To be clear, THIS IS NOT ME. All credit goes to the creator.
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The guitar sound for this track is my Marshall JCM 800 direct out from the FX loop with a Celestion G12-80 loaded cab IR.
Syn's tips for this lesson are to use ornamentation/embellishing in order to make your chords and soloing more interesting. This helps in developing your own style and making your playing unique to you. I took this as a challenge to use nothing but the scales/arpeggios presented in this lesson and turn them in to a song. This is what I came up with.
This is a Riff I came up with inspired by Synyster Gates I came up with this using Syns sweep lesson 4
We’re all kids band from Myanmar 🇲🇲 Please take a listen when you have time
Lesson 69 Overview of the Pentatonic Solo Pattern Mixed a bunch a bunch of stuff I learned recently and tried to apply it I started first by picking a lesson that would build on what I was already working on, which was Pentatonics. Being it my first scale, I thought I knew it all after just the Am Pentatonic, but I guess there were more shapes. In the Tip he said to try it out on the other Scales as well so I went and mesmerized the Major Pentatonic shapes. So the lesson said to use the 2/3 3/2 patterns to move around easy and it for sure got me going. I tried to use it as much as I could, wasn't trying to be groovy or melodic or add spices like bends. Kind of went off scale on some parts, it was pretty much improve. I did jam over my jam track many times. I tried to use everything CAGED I could think of mixed with Pentatonics and Blue notes here and there. Not sure if I used it right, but the starting riff and background chords I tried to play in one position with the CAGED shapes.
Here’s my entry to the pedal contest. Some beginner stuff here, I would name it “Nothing fancy”. Since one of my goals is feeling the fretboard, memorizing it from top to bottom, I’m exploring the arps and triads. So here I’m basing on lesson 50, where Syn says “you need to memorize the sound of all four triads”. There’s a lot on the plate here and as a beginner I need to take small bites, that’s why I’m focusing on the major triads and arpeggios. I created my backing track in D and messed around (and messed up sometimes too, lol) a little with my arps and triads, finding the notes moving up and down the fretboard slowly. I should mention too that I’ve finally internalized another one of Syn’s tips, which he mentions in a lot of the lessons (like lesson 38 for example) and I’m trying to practice slowly and make my playing smooth.
Well... I tried xD. To adress rule #1 directly: A major cornerstone of Blues (sorry for the pun) is the I7 IV7 V7 chord progression. Now, Syn tells us in his tips for lesson 68, that a cool scale to chose over this progression is the mixolydian scale, which is a major scale with a flat 7. He tells us to directly adress each chord with its corresponding scale. So for my backing track, that would be E7 with E mixo, A7 with A mixo, B7 with B mixo. Apart from the whole theory stuff, the biggest areas of work for me are still: a) technical skill and b) creative ideas. I found it pretty challenging adressing each chord with its own scale, while also trying to pay attention to the shared notes to make the transitions smooth... and then still coming up with licks that fit all the constraints and are still melodic. Well, here is the result, I tried, and I will continue to try, haha :D.
So as a complete beginner I used to get intimidated by Syn and other musicians when they switched between strumming and string-skipping arpeggios over chord progressions. And after a decent amount of time, I could play these string skipping sections but they never felt natural to me. As Syn mentions in lesson 44 (string skipping): The only way to get….If you don’t use it, you lose it!”. So at first, I had to sorta force this style into my playing but later it’s funny that it actually became my go-to. For the alternate picking, Syn mentions in lesson 40, “Apply this to your pentatonics, ...and repeat.” and that has helped me with the fluidity even outside of the metal scene. Lastly, I can’t stress enough how important metronome practice for alternate picking has been for me when it came to increasing speed and fluidity gradually. Syn always mentions this (like in lesson 40) along with emphasizing the use of jam tracks! (couldn't quote him because of the word limit :3)
Confession time... this is my first riff. This contest prompted me to write one, and I actually think it turned out really well. The Syn's Tips that I used the most were lessons 48, on chord building, 71, on the chromatic scale, 73, on alternate picking, and 47 on pinch harmonics. I used chord building (48) throughout the clean part of the riff, extending and augmenting the chords. I used the chromatic scale (71) in the dirty part using those half steps. The pinch harmonics lesson (47) helped me figure out how to hit those with consistency in the dirty part, and the alternate picking lesson (73) helped me simply become a better player. Thanks to everyone who set up the contest and for taking the time to listen to my first riff. Bye!
Hello everyone, Papa Gat s lessons of scale mods helped me a lot, with the help of them I wrote a solo for our song !! and even shot a video))) thanks for the school !!!
I was in a rush for recording because I was at the quarantine center and God I had prayed too hard to get back home before 6th Dec. Luckily I recorded today which is 6th Dec and upload it. For this riff, Syn is my idol. I admire all his solos and all his riffs. I know this contest is supposed to be only using Syn's tip. But for me, this is not about winning or anything even though I tried so hard to impress Syn. I'm already happy enough by knowing Syn will check my video out :). I based this riff on Avenged Sevenfold's Shepherd of Fire and Syn's pentatonic tips. Syn and this school has made me a better guitarist than before. Thank you always for this Syn and Pa Pa Gates. Much love from Myanmar 🇲🇲
I used Lesson 47 (Pinch Harmonics), was one of those things I could never control until a couple weeks ago, and kinda came out of nowhere! As Syn said it takes a lot of experiment and as PG explained where you pick the string makes a huge difference! This is improvised over a backing track I found on Youtube, so theres some hesitation here and there, but whatever. Anyway I feel theres more here from the lessons than just the pinch harmonics, but was something I had fun with so decided to use this one!
Hey Synners! Came up with this cool little piece, inspired by lesson 101 & 102 - Harmonic Minor & Phrygian Dominant scale, featuring "Shepherd of Fire"! Recycled drums from Shepherd of Fire, because I don't have the resources to create my own track(budget). The main/intro melody utilizes the 5th degree of the G Harmonic minor scale, which is a D Phrygian with a #3, also called the D Phrygian dominant scale , backed up with a couple of cool chords, which I may do an explanation video upon request :) Apologies for the bad mix. I was rushing this one out x) Credits to Alpom ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxbaXbdJNgM ) for the isolated drum track! Gear used: Schecter Synyster Gates Custom-S Blackstar ID:Core Beam All the best & enjoy, Synners!
Been so busy with work and final exams so only had time to record a minijam on my phone lol! Its a simple riff but I like how ominous it sounds. I'm also using my custom abomination of a pedal. I call it the "Doomsday Machine" and I made using an old broken ibanez ts7 and a broken ibanez fz5. The riff uses tritones and minor scales that were covered in I believe lesson 103 or 105 with the harmonic/melodic minor and part of it might have been pentatonic! I promise I won't mod a dam thing if I win this pedal!!!! 👾
Created this riff based on syngates.com lesson 52 and 53. This riff is in E minor, so the positions shown in these lessons will fit well since E minor is the relative of G major. The little run done is a play between the two positions in these lessons with a hint of economy picking. Guitar and bass by me. Mr. CBG on drums ;)
After 50 recorded attempts, here's my entry for the contest! I wanted to give improv another go since I really enjoyed seeing what worked and what didn't in the video I did months ago, but this time I wanted to try something a bit different! I started off on Lesson 20's overview of the Pentatonic Scale, and figured since it's the best scale for solos, I'd see what I could do! From there, I used the backing track from Lesson 21's overview of the C chord family, and springboarded into Lesson 2's Melody and Motif tips! This is where I got my main focus from - I wanted to try experimenting with rhythm, phrasing and spacing, as Syn described! I tried to give some of the notes more room to breathe, and add in a few more exciting bits and see what it created! It's not the most complicated, but I'm proud of it! And of course, the most important tip I took from all of this was to have fun with it and see what I could do! That allowed me to just create something I enjoyed and learn from it too!
This is my entry into the pedal contest! The tips that helped me the most were from the economy picking (77, D-down and u-up are huge parts of the fast riff) and legato lessons (89, applying it to my own music and using it uniquely for the middle (and taming that damn flying pinky!)) This is a really fast riff and I wrote it as a warm-up to practise the fundamentals that Syn gave me the motivation to learn. I recorded a little backing track as well. I hope everyone digs it!
Lesson 103 alternate picking, Syn tp by apply a simple pentatonic run in the 7th fret Em pentatonic position, alternate picking and a little bit of string skipping at the end of the riffs, i practice it slowly in order to have it cleaned, and maintain alternate picking before gradual change of speed. Sorry for the audio quality i just recorded it on mobile phone because it is the only available. Thank you for this opportunity and cheers to all people in this community.
Hello everyone,Papa Gates lessons of scale mods helped me a lot, with the help of them I wrote a solo for our song !! and even shot a video))) thanks for the school !!!
Here’s my entry! I’m super nervous as I don’t think I’ll compare to anyone here and I’m a beginner...but I wanted to show I’m learning and promised @[5:@Jak Angelescu] I would. So I’m just here trying! Please be a little nice. So, I’ve been having trouble with the Circle of 5ths, which is Lesson 37 here respectively. I just decided to come up with a cool little jam for the riff contest using my Trio Band Creator Pedal. Syn’s Tips said to try to memorize it. So I worked hard all week to memorize for the Key of C at least. I googled the pattern for a pop rockish riff after Jak helped me with the system for over an hour. It gave me 1st, 6th, 4th, and 5th so the chords I’m using are C, Am, F, and G and are the ones I input into my pedal (you can see me do this at the very beginning of the video). Then I used the C Major scale to just try to jam along because I was in the Key of C. Though the Am scale works too because it’s the relative minor (6th degree) of C! Thanks guys! ❤️