Today, we’re happy to share their video showing “Five More Guitar Tricks to Make People Think You Are Amazing.” Here, Ed shows you how to perform pick harmonics (à la Billy Gibbons/Joe Satriani), behind-the-nut bends, one-hand legato using hammer-ons and pull-offs, tremolo picking and tap harmonics.
Practice tips from John Petrucci: Say to yourself, “During this hour I’m going to master this passage.” There’s nothing wrong with noodling—it can actually produce some of the best ideas—but you’ll get a lot more out of your practice time if you have an agenda.
We all know a great lick when we hear one—Jimmy Page’s solo breaks in “Whole Lotta Love” and Mark Knopfler’s blistering triads in “Sultans of Swing,” for example. Moments like these grab your attention and aurally brand your ears forever.
Van Halen’s impact on Dimebag’s playing is unmistakable. The “vibe” of early Van Halen is by far the most recognizable influence in Dimebag’s playing. From the grooving rhythms played like leads of their own, to the tone, to the phrasing in his lead playing, Dimebag took the inspiration of Edward Van Halen and forged his own identity.
In this lesson, we’re going to focus on two things. First, we’re going to learn the C major triad on our guitar (there are several different forms and variations of it) and both succeeding inversions. You might already know how to play all this. If you do, feel free to skip ahead to the tab sheets or keep reading for a little review.
All things that are truly great only become greater with the passing of time, an attribute that can certainly be applied to the incredible music of the legendary Jimi Hendrix. The power, passion, individuality and influence of Jimi’s instantly recognizable style are more apparent now than ever and his legacy will continue to grow as the years pass.