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MelodyChords: Shape Of You

Artist / Song: Ed Sheeran – Shape Of YouTechnique: FingerpickingDifficulty: 5MelodyChords: # 7 The next Ed Sheeran MelodyChord thing is called „Shape Of You“. Here I played the barre version. Of course there is also a simpler variant, namely with the capo or simply without the capo and in a different key. Actually, you could…

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Lick: Technical Difficulties Lick

Artist / Song: Paul Gilbert – Technical DifficultiesTechnique: Alternate PickingDifficulty: 8Lick: #7 Basically, this lick is very easy. In theory! 😛 🙂 It is a Major Scale. Ionian to be exact, which is played from the highest to the lowest note. The difficult part is definitely the speed!It is played insanely fast and everything with…

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Riff: Constant Motion

Artist / Song: Dream Theater – Constant MotionTechnique: Alternate PickingDifficulty: 5Riff: # 7 Another dream theater riff on top! 🙂 This riff is particularly annoying because of the 32nd notes that keep coming in between. But I’ve found out for myself too; the more I play such riffs, the better they work! 🙂 Video Download…

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MelodyChords: Perfect

Artist / Song: Ed Sheeran – PerfectTechnique: Fingerpicking, hammer on, pull offsDifficulty: 4thMelodyChords: # 6 Fortunately, „Perfect“ is pretty easy to play. The chords are not that complex and the melody matches the melody nicely. As always, I played it without really practicing. That’s why it doesn’t sound as good as I would like it…

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Lick: Tapping Lick

Artist / Song: Roberto BarlocciTechnique: Tapping, hammer on, pull offDifficulty: 8Lick: # 6 Tapping alone is actually not difficult. You can try it out yourself by simply hitting a string with your finger. In addition, it doesn’t matter how hard you push, but how fast you get on the string.So not hard and firm, but…

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Riff: Strange Deja Vu

Artist / Song: Dream Theater – Strange Deja VuTechnique: Alternate Picking , Hammer OnDifficulty: 5Riff: # 6 Sure, one of my absolute favorites is still the music of Dream Theater (or their musicians, who also have many solo albums). I find the album „Scenes from a memory“ from 1999 even more fascinating, because the whole…

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Lick: Alternate Picking Lick

Artist / Song: Roberto BarlocciTechnique: Alternate PickingDifficulty: 8Lick: # 5 One „shredding“ lick. Here I actually only play that Major scale (Ionian) from top to bottom, with a few fun shifts in the patterns. Basically, I start with Dorian, then go to Ionian and finish the lick with Locrian but on the root of Ionian.…

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Riff: Prosthetic Riff

Artist / Song: Haken – ProstheticTechnique: Alternate PickingDifficulty: 8thRiff: # 5 Another riff played on a 7-string guitar. However, since most of my students play normal 6-string guitars, I just play it one string higher with them. So you can do that too. In addition to the extremely high tempo, there are also the annoying…

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MelodyChords: Purple Rain

Artist / Song: Prince – Purple RainTechnique: Fingerpicking, hammer on, pull offsDifficulty: 5MelodyChords: # 4 Purple Rain is actually easy to play because the notes are in decent places and you don’t have to break your hand to play them all together. The only tedious thing is that you often cannot play all the strings…

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