Hi there again!
Been getting alota mails from players and questions are all over the place this week!
I’ll try get a few outa the way.
To the problem with Justin playing over what he is saying…watch his left hand as closely as possible and try to follow the TAB but just remember, all of these lessons and songs are a matter for each persons interpretation.
I am not saying he is wrong….
What I mean by this is each person who watches or listens to all of these songs, solos etc will have their own version of what the original guitarist played and in some cases even the original guitarist doesn’t know or remember what they played. Go back and LISTEN closely and watch the video of the original, maybe you can pick out some notes left out by the teacher, we are human and not all ways right! Angus and Malcom young actually started in the 1970’s around the corner from where I actually live in Sydney , Australia – now that’s allot a guitar playing to remember in anyone’s language! I have seen Angus try to explain what/why he plays the way he does it and is all spur of the moment with much of his momentum and technique coming from the fact that he is of a smaller stature ( another reason why he smaller Gibson SG model guitars suit him ) and the volume . When you see him bending a string he puts his whole body into it, when you see him play a chord, the he gets the whole shoulder/ body into it! A full work out in every performance definitely!
Second, for the Lary Larry Coryell lessons I would recommend only to the more advanced students and if you are going to try them make sure you have your theory all together because it is very complicated and I have had allot of students try to go them without the very solid ground work needed in theory ( and of course practice!)
The CAGED system is a “visual” way to teach chords / scales quickly and again I would recommend going through some theory behind it all on the way or some bad habits develop…
Again as with the CAGED system I would recommend keeping a very close eye on what you are playing when attempting the Rock Guitar Lesson Soloing Excercise . Keep the speed very slow at the start and the picking hand as accurate as possible. By this I mean even up/ down strokes and make sure you hear every note cleanly/ clearly – no excessive noise, dragging the pick across strings, nervous picking ( what I call when someone tries to “just go for it” and looks like they are having a fit!) before you try to pick up the speed.
One more bit of advice… don’t just play scales over chords without realizing how they RELATE to each other. No offense intended to the nextlevelguitar teacher whose name I couldn’t even hear on You Tube, but he seems to be playing scales just for the hell of it while the chords just ramble on, not really putting them together at the start of the video. Please don’t get into the habit of “shredding” just for the hell of it….Malmsteen already has the market on that….lol But…..o.k if you must [play 365 no9tes instead of 6 or 7 in key that we could make some sense of… And yes I’ve had my shot at shredding long time ago and am well over it… speed doesn’t equal quality in music!
Learn your scales, learn to burn , then learn when to use it and when you notice people laughing at your playing you’ve gone too far…. speaking from experience there people!
Till next time, have fun and keep on playin!