woensdag 18 mei 2011

day 2 - some heavy riffs

Ok so, first of all i want to say this: I've been playing an acoustic guitar for about 1 year now. Just so you all know ;)

I woke up this morning thinking by myself, 'what new song is it going to be today?'. While still exercising my Knockin' on Heavens door solo and intro, something popped into my mind so I went looking for it. Pokemon theme. Yes, the old one :p It was a bit harder to find tabs for it then usual, but I did find them. That solo is just awesome, but hard and I found no tabs that exactly show the solo played in the studio version. Instead I just practised on the string-bending with my fingers and not with the lever that my Gibson has for it. (Oh you might have noticed, I uploaded a small picture of me & my guitar on the left, comment here what you think about that sweet baby! :p)
In the bus back from school, my iPod played the song Faster by Within Temptation, and I totally couldn't resist that awesome guitar riff. Looked it up instantly and tried it. Sounds ok, but there is something missing. My amplifier has to be configurated to make the right sound for it, definitely. By google'ing 'faster withing temptation amp settings' I found some lousy thread about it but nothing really helpfull. Typing in some other key words and phrases brought me to some thread about amp settings for a metal sound. I played around with them a little, and got an awesome sound out of my amp, that reminded me of some really heavy metal (Amon Amarth).
After also trying Pursuit of Vikings by Amon Amarth (you really have to try that intro riff, it sounds so beast!) i stumbled upon another song I used to listen to a lot: Blood Bound by Hammerfall.
Easy, and sounds powerful, that's what I want for my second day of playing the electric guitar!

Let's get back to playing!



Stay tuned for more :)

28 opmerkingen:

  1. Hammerfall is kinda cool. Don't know this band too much...

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  2. keep it up! practice practice practice

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  3. Keep the guitar playing up, I play too :)

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  4. Keep practicing and you'll get where ever you want to go! :D

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  5. keeep it up :) post videos of your solos and stuff!

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  6. These are good, im trying to learn guitar at the moment...im not very good at all haha takes so much practice

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  7. Amon Amarth! Yes, you listen to some good music.

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  8. i've been playing for about 7 years now and i'm constantly trying to learn new genres; otherwise i don't feel any growth; good luck mastering those riffs

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  9. Good guitar music, but how did they end up on top of the hammer?

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  10. So cute that you thought of the pokemon theme :)

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  11. thanks for sharing ^^ pretty cool song please do share more in the future!

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  12. Those are some pretty heavy riffs keep them coming.

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  13. So when u gonna post vids of u playing man!
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  14. practice makes perfect, post some gameplay geeze

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  15. to all people commenting I should post vids...they will come, trust me but not just now. I'm learning, so all you will see is some fuckups and slow playing xd might post a short record or something, I'll think about it

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  16. Delicious cheese! I think you ought to try some Steve Vai, he's got so much feeling in his playing (and lots of fun riffs too)

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