Update: a little more practice with the Crazy Train solo. 2nd video. Getting better but still having some trouble, especially with the ascending riff at the end. Odd angle for my hands to get there in time.
Improv fingerpicking style of the old song The Wildwood Flower. Unbrushed hair and all. Using an Ovation through Boss Katana 100 watt. Some history of the song: “Originally it was a “parlor song,” a quiet tune meant for amateur performance in the drawing ...
Picking advice on Adrian Smith’s solo from “The Trooper”. What’s the best way to pick progressively faster licks? I show how I do it but they’re may be an easier or better way. Up for any advice and help to get up to speed.
To go along with people not being afraid to post, in trying not to be afraid to post. My amazing wife, Alicia Willis, did a great video in the forums about posting videos. Only way to get over my social/performance anxiety is to just post.
Thanks to my wife, Alicia Willis for getting me to break out of my shell and actually share. I’m playing the solo from the Iron Maiden song Wasting Love over a YouTube backing track. Any comments, suggestions, criticisms are appreciated!
Basic 3 string major arpeggios. I love neoclassical style and melodic riffs, with Jeff Loomis being one of my favorite guitar players. I’m beginning to learn sweep picking for the sweeping technique itself, but also to practice string muting with both hands, timing and left hand finger work.