Welcome to my “Elysium” lesson, a great example of putting harmony and melody together. This is original composition from a great band Stratovarius which is arranged originally by Matias Kupianinen, new guitarist of the band.
We will be seeing how to play as accurately as possible the solo of “The Final countdown” by Europe. This solo includes a few interesting guitar techniques such as alternatet picking, vibrato, slides, bendings, use of tremolo bar, hammer ons, pull-offs, etc. The harmonized part will be also taught.
This short solo is a bit of a challenge due to the multiple techniques required and rapid switching between them. It begins in the key of E but changes for a short time to A and then D. It's not blazingly fast throughout but it's fast enough to expose weaknesses in your playing.
An intermediate and advanced example of how to create a cascading and melodic sequence of arpeggios tied together to compliment a chord progression. This lesson will also cover using diminished scale arpeggios to melodically enhance chromatic chord changes. These examples are heavily inspired by Jeff Loomis and Paul Gilbert.
This 6 string intermediate lesson is "Metal meets Funk" blend. It is a great value because there is a big assortment of techniques condensed in 1 minute. This is a great opportunity for intermediate players to advance to the next level. Rock Hard ;-)