Hello shredders ^^
I have been playing guitar for maybe 1.5 years, composing original material, and I've got to the point where moderate riffing and soloing is no problem
But now I want to advance a bit further, and add some shred elements to my songs In order to make my own music I'll need some tips and tricks of how to come up with shred licks, or even better, tabs on some normal licks that can be applied to any note/root note and any key
If anyone have the time and feel like helping an fellow enthusiastic guitar player I would really appreciate if someone could link to a page with licks or write some licks right here in the forum
I'm looking for licks like minor and major (and maybe sus and 7) chords (that can be applied to any note on the neck). Some sweeps over 3-6 strings (minor major etc) would be very nice too ^^ Tapping licks are also appreciated
Thanks in advance!
Best way imho to actually advance your playing is by learning the modes & the basic chord shapes that go along with it. (Aolean, Locrian, Lydian, ...)
You can pretty much apply the basic 3 note per string ideas to it that you literally find anywhere.
The main thing to keep track of is how your licks or shredbits sound over the chords, wich is what most people seem to neglect nowadays.
Another approach is to literally fill up the blank spaces in the pentatonic scale (chromatics). Main purpose would be to find all the cool sounding outside notes and remove all the ones that sound like crap.
so basicly for A minor pentatonic
Then it's up to you basicly to decide wich notes are going to stay, and wich gets deleted. Apart from knowing the reason why a note is a horrible choice, you pretty much need to hear it so that it actually makes sense.Code:This: |-5-----8-| |-5-----8-| |-5---7---| |-5---7---| |-5---7---| |-5-----8-| Changes into this: |-5-6-7-8-| |-5-6-7-8-| |-5-6-7---| |-5-6-7---| |-5-6-7---| |-5-6-7-8-|