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  1. Mervin Moras's riff from July 8, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Mervin Moras's riff from July 8, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Happy birthday Synyster Gates! Have a good one! 🙂
  2. Mervin Moras's riff from June 28, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Mervin Moras's riff from June 28, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Short Gypsy Jazz improv. Made some mistakes here and there- don't care 😀 please enjoy! Great to be back on the school 🙂
  3. Mervin Moras

    Welcome back everyone!

    Y’all opened my eyes. THANK YOU! I got the email but didn’t look carefully for the secret unlisted video. I checked it out now and found it now thanks to you guys! 🙂
  4. Mervin Moras

    Favourite Hallelujah cover?

    I saw Papa Gates’ Hallelujah cover and it was inspiring. But I’ve always had my favourite cover of this song and it had to be from Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge. 🙂 Let me know which one’s YOUR favourite by posting links below or just enjoy this one. Be inspired!
  5. Mervin Moras

    Thank you!

    It’s a compliment to the school to see how much you and many other “beginners” have progressed over time 🙂 Just keep it going as your skills become your ongoing gratitude back to the school! Great work so far 🙂
  6. Mervin Moras

    New SynGates.com logo?

    I modified the syngates.com logo just for fun. Check it out 🙂 https://www.dropbox.com/s/vj7zapxakm6mk6p/syngates.png?dl=0
  7. Mervin Moras

    Some Friendly Advice Needed

    My advice would be that whatever you were doing before and after the shout out, you should still do it. If you change your ways to satisfy your bullies’ so-called standards, you’re making THEM the winner. Act like you don’t care and they’ll see you’re not affected by it and eventually give up...
  8. Mervin Moras

    Betcha can't play this: Tosin Abasi's hammer ons

    Here’s an example of Tosin Abasi’s hammer on technique. I’ve tabbed out the first example he shows if anyone wants to learn. Enjoy. This one’s haaaard 😀 Link to tab: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tek6rz2czt020uk/Tosin_Abasi_hammer_on.pdf?dl=0
  9. Mervin Moras

    How did you get your first guitar?

    How much did the Craigslist guitar cost anyway? Anything more than $180 and you were scammed. Cuz my first guitar (acoustic) was around $200 and my second (electric) was $150 and it came with a free amp. Plus I still have the acoustic 🙂
  10. Mervin Moras's riff from April 20, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Mervin Moras's riff from April 20, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Opeth - Patterns in the Ivy 2 vocal/guitar cover. I love this band and this song. Speaks to me on so many levels. Hope y'all enjoy!
  11. Mervin Moras

    SynGates.com is for everyone

    Is there anyone here that got into this website without knowing Avenged Sevenfold or Synyster Gates? That would be great. I would encourage everyone to pass on this website to anyone you know that would be interested in learning guitar. I myself have gotten 1 or more people to sign up here so...
  12. Mervin Moras

    Fun Story..

    Just to try play everything slow but rhythmic then it should all come back eventually.
  13. Mervin Moras

    How can i play at night without making too much noise?

    Try playing without a pick. Play everything lightly. Instead of picking your notes with your right hand (picking hand), try just fretting them with left hand (picking hand). Try your best to be quiet while playing and it can actually benefit in unexpected ways. Hope this helps.
  14. Mervin Moras

    Singing AND playing?

    It’s all about multi-tasking dude! 🙂 Like juggling, dribbling two basketballs, etc.
  15. Mervin Moras

    Question for Syn

    There you go! Dude in this video teaches you Syn’s solo part. Hope it helps.
  16. Mervin Moras

    Legato

    It’s a hit and miss. It does look like sweep picking but he’s not picking all the strings, I think he’s just picking the high E and the B string. So I guess it should still be considered legato since it consists of mostly hammer-ons and pull-offs. Though the picking does seem borrowed from sweep...
  17. Mervin Moras

    Pick slipping problems

    I had this problem too but it stopped when I started using picks with a rough matte finish. It almost never slips now. So use picks that have little to no shine on them. That’ll give you the most grip.
  18. Mervin Moras

    Harmonies. How to play them?

    Are there any lessons on harmonies on this website? If there aren’t then I’d be happy to provide one myself soon on what they are and some fun ways to use them with examples from this website. It’s similar to what Zacky and Syn do on their albums and live. I know there are a lot of pros on this...
  19. Mervin Moras's riff from February 1, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Mervin Moras's riff from February 1, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Can you figure out what time signature it's played in? (silly face in the end cuz I didn't wanna look too serious 😛 )
  20. Mervin Moras's riff from January 23, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Mervin Moras's riff from January 23, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Posting this just for fun! I know this is a guitar school, but I love piano too! I wonder if Papa Gates plays piano too. I think Syn Gates played piano in the Waking The Fallen album too