Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: Using Repetition to Build Solo Lines

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PlankSpank

Call and response VS Tension and release. Or Van Halen VS Randy Rhoads. I use the mix alot of them scale quite a bit. If it sounds good it is good

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Francisca

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mooseboy

I learned an amazing amount of stuff and things from this video, like, you know, like I've been wasting my time with using modes all over the neck, you know. When all I had to do was to stay in the pentatonic box and do the same lick all the time.

What an idiot I've been!

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gypsyblues73

You do realize that 95% of rock is pentatonic-based, right? Too many people try to jump on the modal bandwagon when they don't even play modal music (or even fully understand it). Like modes are pretentiously "beyond" pentatonic scales somehow (nevermind that players like Satriani, Petrucci, Gilbert, Govan, etc. still use the minor pentatonic all the time).

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Francisca

I think it's ok to play just pentatonics scales and repetitive licks, but soloing is more than just repetitive licks. Staying in the same box pattern can make a phrase predictable. I do play that kind of licks because they are very effective (I'm trying to improve my playing) but don't stop learning more. When you know the major and minor scales you undesrtand the chords and the fretboard. And some may not agree with me but theory is fun!

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gypsyblues73

Oh yes,soloing is much more than just repetitive licks. But there's a difference between doing them because it's all you know, or choosing to do them. And repetitive licks have a long history in rock, all the way back to when Chuck Berry popularized his repetitive double-stop licks, all the way through Clapton, Page, Rhoads, Satriani, etc. They're a rock staple, and a great way to build dramatic tension, particularly towards the end of a solo, or climbing towards another part of a song (i.e., pre-chorus to chorus).
But considering that "Satchel" was an instructor at the Musician's Institute, has written songs for, and collaborated with Paul Gilbert, was hired to play in Rob Halford's band, as well as Jeff Pilson's band, I think it's safe to say he's not confined to only playing in one position on the fretboard (and probably knows more about modes than anyone else commenting here!). But the lesson is ABOUT using repetitive licks. Says so in the title.

P.S.: I agree with you about theory, I find it fascinating. Everyone should learn it, and with the internet, no one has an excuse for not knowing it any more! LOL

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LucioGarciaCarl

gipsy, awesome comment. AGREE 100%

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