Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Shredding Practice 1

Here is a lick that i wrote on A minor, if you play it you might hear that it is similar to Colorado Bulldog's intro played by Paul Gilbert well it is inspired by that intro. But no worries, mine is easier to play, not only because it won't have long stretches (not as long as Bulldog anyway) it is also incorporate pentatonic scales, that should be easy to memorize.
It can be played in other keys but i wrote it on A minor..Enjoy
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

PENTASHRED
(On A minor)

Level: Intermediate



Written by Dewa "Dew" Nugraha

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Untitled'

Q=102
4/4
Gtr I
|----6-----| |-----6-----| |-----6------| |-----6------| |-----6------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------7-9-12-7h9h12-9-12-14--|
|---------------------5-7-10-5h7h10-7-10-12-7h10h12------------------------|
|-3h5h7-5-7-10-5h7h10------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


|------6------| |------6-------| |------6------| |-----6------| |-----6-----|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------10-12-15-15p12p10----------------------------------------|
|---------8-10-13-8h10h13-------------------13-10-8-13p10p8------------------------|
|-9h12h14---------------------------------------------------14-12-9-14p12p9-12-9-7-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


~~~~
|-----6-----| |-----6-----| |----6-----| |----6----|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S Q
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-12p9p7---------------------------------------------------------|
|--------12-10-7-12p10p7-10-7-5-10p7p5---------------------------|
|--------------------------------------10-7-5-10p7p5-7-5-3-------|
|----------------------------------------------------------5b7===|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
h - hammer-on
p - pull-off
b - bend
pb - pre-bend
r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
/\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
s - legato slide
S - shift slide
- natural harmonic
[n] - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
~ - vibrato
tr - trill
T - tap
TP - trem. picking
PM - palm muting
\n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
\n - tremolo bar down
n/ - tremolo bar up
/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip
= - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
<> - volume swell (louder/softer)
x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
| - bar
|| - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*| - double bar (ending)
: - bar (freetime)
$ - Segno
& - Coda
Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths


** Generated using Power Tab Editor by Brad Larsen: The Official Power Tab Web Site

Guitar Exercices (Fingering)

To be a guitarist specially a shredder, one of the most important lesson that we must do is finger exercises. Here are some finger practices that i wrote using the powertab program. The exercises here are actually some common exercises that usually being used by many guitarist, specially by me offcourse..
Play it at all fretboard and remember practice it at slow tempo than gradually increase it as fast as you can..
Enjoy


#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

FINGERING PRACTICES
(Chromatical)

Level: Beginner



Written by Dewa "Dew" Nugraha

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Untitled'

4/4
Gtr I
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|-1-2-3-4--2-3-4-1-3-4-1-2--4-1-2-3----|


S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|---------------------------4-1-2-3----|
|------------------3-4-1-2-------------|
|---------2-3-4-1----------------------|
|-1-2-3-4------------------------------|


S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-4-3-2-1-3-2-1-4-2-1-3-4-1-4-3-2----|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|


S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-4-3-2-1-----------------------------|
|---------3-2-1-4---------------------|
|-----------------2-1-3-4-------------|
|--------------------------1-4-3-2----|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|


S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|------------------------------------------4-1----------|
|------------------------4--1------------3-----2--------|
|-------4--1-----------3------2--------2---------3------|
|-----3------2-------2----------3----1-------------4----|
|---2----------3---1--------------4---------------------|
|-1--------------4--------------------------------------|


S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-----------------------------------------------------------1-----4--|
|-------------------------------------------1-----4---2-3-----2-3----|
|--------------------------1-----4----2-3-----2-3---1-----4----------|
|---------1-----4---2-3------2-3----1-----4--------------------------|
|---2-3-----2-3---1-----4--------------------------------------------|
|-1-----4------------------------------------------------------------|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
h - hammer-on
p - pull-off
b - bend
pb - pre-bend
r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
/\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
s - legato slide
S - shift slide
- natural harmonic
[n] - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
~ - vibrato
tr - trill
T - tap
TP - trem. picking
PM - palm muting
\n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
\n - tremolo bar down
n/ - tremolo bar up
/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip
= - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
<> - volume swell (louder/softer)
x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
| - bar
|| - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*| - double bar (ending)
: - bar (freetime)
$ - Segno
& - Coda
Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths


** Generated using Power Tab Editor by Brad Larsen: The Official Power Tab Web Site

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Jason Becker's New Album

Hi guys...you shred heads maniac..the legendary guitarist Jason Becker has just announced that his new album is out now!! its titled "Collection" for complete News you can checked out his official MySpace page

Oh by the way guys if you want to check out the recent news about Jason and his remarkable living and musical journey up till now please visit this link (watch the video and be inspired).

Nuno's word from the road

Hey guys Extreme is back with a new album and they are also on the road to meet their die hard fans..from their latest tour in UK, the band's guitarist and frontmant Master Nuno Bettencourt spared some of his time to greed all of the fans.. here is what NUno said on the band's official Blog.


EXTREME UNITED

"Hello everyone... Nuno here.
We have just wrapped up our Europe-UK tour.
Although I really feel the need to reach out to all that came out to the shows to rock with us... I am at a loss for words to let you know how we, Extreme feel about it all. Which is a miracle in itself considering that I usually have the BIG mouth in the band. But, let me try.

This tour was one of the most amazing and memorable experiences of my life!
Truly.... show after show, you beautifully shocked us with your passion. It took every manly-macho fiber that I could dig up.. to not shed tears in front of what I know now to be OUR fans. Yes! Extreme fans! Man.... the emotions that you guys and gals put the band through were just simply overwhelming. From the second those house lights went down to the very last moment of bowing and waving goodbye to you all. We truly did not want to leave you... If it weren't for venue curfews... we would have played for 3 hours instead of 2.
I also have never smiled so much on stage either... I have new wrinkles in those spots to prove it.
I don't know.... we might have been too young or just immature to realize it way back when... but there is nothing more powerful than the electricity that went on between the band and you.... our fans. We tried to connect eyes with everyone… but we know that's impossible… knowing that wasn't enough we wanted to jump in and hug as many of you as possible... For those of you we couldn't lock eyes with or hug and kiss, we felt you and heard you. And how cool was it to look out and see a whole new slew of young Extreme Fans.... exciting!
And the cool thing was that every country and city showed their own way of expressing themselves.
Those smaller towns they told us not to play cause it wasn't necessary? Bullshit! You proved them wrong.... Worth every mile we drove to get there.

When I tried to explain the feelings and appreciation during "Am I Ever Gonna Change"... I still felt there were no words to describe how important you are to us... You are our missing link. Without your voices... Without your love... we are just another band.... reuniting.... existing.
You, on the other hand, made us feel like we arrived home. Not only did you offer us a bed, but you through in fresh sheets, a comfy pillow and some milk and cookies... And we thank you. Please leave the light on.... as we WILL be back soon for another sleepover. And we cannot wait. Sorry we took so damn long."


Nuno

PS. All our Asian, South American and USA fans and the European countries we missed this time around....


Notes
Nuno's word taken from this page

Friday, November 14, 2008

I have some favorite shredder here, if one of them is yours too..i would like to know..vote for them ok.

paul gilbert


richie kotzen


nuno bettencourt


steve vai


andy timmons


joe satriani


yngwie malmsteen


john petrucci