Song 2 from a Troy Stetina’s Total Rock Guitar book. This is a really simple tune, mainly focused on practicing Hammer ons, Pull offs, Rolling, single note, and sliding techniques. I’d categorize this as one of those deceptively difficult songs. Rolling the notes in the first riff is tough, especially going from the 4th to 6th strings. The second riff is also tough, specifically trying to hit everything without hitting other strings by mistake.
Feedback always welcome:
Note: For some reason adobe premiere cut of a bunch of the screen. No idea why.
Very clean riffing and an excellent tone from that Gibson LP Studio. What amp effects are you using? Have you tried a bend instead of the slide on the second riff? Sounds to me like that part’s crying out for a nice bend. Cheers
Thanks for watching Peter. I’m using modeling software called tonelib gfx. I’m using a default preset called progressive lead. I figured that the single note stuff would sound good with a lead tone because all of the vibrato and sliding. I haven’t tried a bend, but I do hear what you mean. I guess it’s because I focused on playing the song exactly how it’s tabbed out in the book.
Thanks for watching David. No picking patterns are described in the book. This is probably because it’s only the second song (probably the second least difficult since it’s in order of difficulty) so he’s focusing the teaching part on the left hand stuff. I have seen a video of Troy playing this though and he’s alternate picking. I didn’t even notice you mentioned it but it does seem like it would make things a tad easier if I alternate picked that riff.
You’re probably right about the resolution, I did this in a rush last night so it’s possible I just screwed something up. I’ll have to pay more attention next time.
Some really clean execution there, Alex. Great tone, as always. You’re really starting to put it all together and it all sounds good!!
May I ask, what are your guitar goals? Joining a band, starting a band?
Thanks Dave. Not really sure what my goals are. When I started, I had vague notions of learning guitar because it was a goal of mine and my friends as teenagers. When one of those close friends of a similar age as I passed away due to illness it brought it back into my mind. Now, after over a year of playing I’m far beyond where any of us were back when we tried as kids (in large part due to Justin’s teaching) and it’s become a major hobby for me. I can’t imagine joining or starting a band due to how busy I am. Married, young child, full time job, and unfortunately interested in many hobbies (video games, books, TV). I just can’t see myself practicing and gigging regularly with other people. If I were younger and in a different part of my life, I think I’d do it for sure. For now, I’m content with getting better and learning songs that I love. Sorry for the long answer, I’ve actually been thinking about this lately, lol.
Thanks Nicole, glad to hear you enjoyed the video. I have similar feelings whenever others post videos. Your last video had me picking up my acoustic and messing around with fingerstyle for example.
Sorry, can’t deliver any constructive feedback, as your playing level is way beyond mine, but it seems as if you had mastered all the tecnical aspects you wanted. Very cool sound and great playing, as far as I’m able to evaluate.
Getting into lead play, dig it! You played really diligently and accurately, well done. Soon enough you’ll be flying with your fingers all over the fretboard with some awesome metal solos all the best!