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Play Like Yngwie Malmsteen

OK today we are going to talk a bit about playing like yngwie as you all know his a very good who plays neoclassical very well so today I gonna teach u guys something he usually do so have fun

The first example is derived from an E diminished arpeggio (EGBflat and Dflat). note the combination of sweep picking and slurs. Slurs and sweep enables you to move faster which can sound very mechanical.

Example1



|-3-0---------0-6-3---------3-9-6---------6-12-9-------------9------|
|------2----2---------5----5--------8----8------------11----11------|
|---------3---------------6-------------9-------------------12------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|



|-15-12---------------15-18-15---------------15-21~~----------------|
|----------14------14--------------17------17-----------------------|
|---------------15-----------------------18-------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Example2:
An A minor (A C E).Note again the use of slurs and glide picking


|------------------------12-17-12--------------------------------------|
|-------------------13---------------13--------------------------------|
|--------------14------------------------14----------------------------|
|------10-14-------------------------------14-10-----------------------|
|-12-------------------------------------------------12----------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Example3:
An A minor arpeggio beginning in 1st position and moving up to the 17 position


|-5-0----------8-5----------5-12-8-------------8-17-12--------------12-20-17--------|
|-------1----1-------5----5-----------10----10------------13-14-13-----------17-----|
|----------2-------------5------------------9-----------------------------------17--|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Example4:
The next example is derived from A minor scale. This is a three note pattern sliding and up down the string. Use strict alternate picking for this one


|-17-13-17-15-13-10-13-12-10-12-15-13-12-8-12-10-8------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|



|-10-13-12-10-7-10-8-7-8-12-10-8-5-8-7-5-7-10-8-7-4-7-5-4-5-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|


Example5:
Use alternate picking swing the pick from your wrist .REMEMBER keep your hand relaxed!


|-7-4-5-7-8-5-7-8-10-7-8-10-12-10-12-13-8-12-13-15-12-13-15-17----|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Example6:
This is an excellent way to illustrate” three note per string” concept of fingering scales. Many guitarist say that this is the easiest way for you to play at insane speed so experience it your self.


|---------------13-15-17-15-13---------------------------12-13-15-13-12---------------|
|-13-15-17-----------------------17-15-13-12-13-15------------------------15-13-12~~--|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------10-12-13-12-10--------------------------------------------------------|
|-10-12-13-----------------------13-12-10---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------13-10-9----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------12-10-9-----------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------12----------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Example7:
This is the perfect way in building speed picking, Yng ie uses a technique that is call tremolo picking this is the way to do it
1)Hold the pick firmly between your thumb and index finger.
2)Allow the edge of the pick to slice through the string at a slight angle
3)Shake your hand rapidly from the wrist. This action is similar shaking off water from your hand.
4)Make sure to accent the downbeats. This will help you to gain control.


|-17-14-16-17-16-14-21-14-15-17-15-14-17-14-15-17-15-14-21~~-------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Example8:
Has a classical sound which is in A harmonic minor


|-13-12-13-10-13-8-13--13--13--13-12-13-10-13-8-13-8-13--13------------|
|----------------------12--10----9---------------------12--10-9-12-10~-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


|17-15-17-13-17-12-17-17-17--15-----------10-12-13-12-10---------------------------|
|----------------------15--19--12-10-12-13---------------13-12-9-10----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------9-------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------10-9-10-----|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------12--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Example9:
This next pattern span from low to high. Use a light palm mute making it a staccato attack.



|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------12----|
|--------------------------------------------------------8---------------------10----10-|
|-------------------------------------------------7-9-10------------9-10-12-13----------|
|--------------------------5-7----5-7-9-10-7-9-10----------9-10-12----------------------|
|---------5-7----5-7-8-------8----------------------------------------------------------|
|-5-7-8------8--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Example10:
My last exercise a nice arpeggio can be played fast or slow.


    amin                                               Dmin
|-----------------------12-17-12----------------|---------------13-17-13---------|
|-------------------13-------------13-----------|-------------15--------15-------|
|---------------14---------------------14-------|----------14-------------14-----|
|----------14------------------------------14---|-------15------------------15---|
|-12-15---------------------------------------15|-12-17-----------------------17-|
|-----------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|



        G                                            C
|---------------------10-15------------------|---------------12-15-12----------|
|-----------------12---------12--------------|------------13----------13-------|
|-------------12-----------------12----------|---------12---------------12-----|
|----------12------------------------12------|-----14---------------------14---|
|-10-14--------------------------------14--|-10-15--------------------------15-|
|--------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|



    F                                         B DIM
|---------------------8-13-8-------------|-----------------7-10-7------------|
|-----------------10---------10----------|--------------9----------9----------|
|-------------10-----------------10------|-----------7---------------7--------|
|--------10-------------------------10---|--------9--------------------9------|
|-8-12--------------------------------12-|-8-11--------------------------11--|
|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
  E



|----------------7-12-7---------------|--------------------8-12-8-----------------|
|-------------9-----------9-----------|----------------10----------10-------------|
|--------- 9----------------9---------|-------------9-------------------9----------|
|-------9---------------------9-------|--------10-------------------------10------|
|7-11-----------------------------11--|7-12----------------------------------12----|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

Guys that’s it for this month hope to see u next month!! Remember a good guitarist practice hard everyday!

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  1. Andy Pollow says:

    Very good lesson.

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