One of my favorite Tunes

Check out “Catharsis” — one of my favorite Silvio Gazuez tunes.  This is actually the song
that caught our attention as “guitar talent scouts”… We noticed the combination of
great song writing, strong melodies, and amazing technique with great feel.

Should we be surprised that since writing this, Silvio has gone to place at
the guitar idol finals not once but twice?

2 String Legato

Legato technique is essential, and contrary to popular belief, it is not necessarily “easier”
just because you don’t have to pick as many notes.  The left hand actually has to work
harder to get all those hammer ons and pullofs going.  This is especially true when transversing
from one string to the next.

The following example is in the key of E minor and it uses patterns of 6 notes spanning
across 2 strings.  Try moving the same pattern to various sets of strings or transposing
it to different keys.

Dimished Arpeggios

As you will find out, arpeggios are truly one of the keys to the kingdom for
learning to play wicked sounding electric lead guitar.  For the uninitiated,
an arpeggio is simply the notes of a chord played separately.  However,
there are endless ways to use them in cool combinations.

One particular variety of chord or arpeggio is the diminished arpeggio,
which has a slightly dissonant, dark, mysterious, and quirky sound to it.

In this lesson, you’ll get a cool example of how to use diminished arpeggios
to create a nice guitar pattern.  Check it out!

5 Tips to Advanced Lead Guitar

In this cool report, Silvio Gazquez breaks down exactly what you need to study, learn,
and practice if you want to play advanced lead guitar.  This is not your average
beginner stuff.  We are venturing into deep waters and true advanced lead guitar playing.

Essentially there are 5 core techniques that you must become familiar with.  First, speed
picking, which is also known as alternate picking.  Secondly, sweep picking, which means
you are quite literally sweeping across the strings with your pick, which uses economy
of motion.  This applies to both scales and arpeggios.  Third, legato technique, which
for all intents and purposes means you’re using hammerons and pulloffs.  Fourth , tapping,
and fifth, blending these other techniques together into complex licks.

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