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Old 03-22-2009, 11:13 AM   #1
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(TheShred201) Exercises\Songs for Technique

Sorry about the formatting problems and stuff in this - also, it was TheShred201 who actually did all the hard work for this thread, NOT me, but unfortunately we almost lost this thread and now it's down under my name. Credit where credit's due. :cheers
All of the files in this thread can be opened with Tuxguitar (google it), for those who won\'t buy Guitar Pro.


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http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/
http://www.shredacademy.com/lessons/free_theory.htm
http://www.shredacademy.com/lessons/free_tech.htm
http://www.shredacademy.com/lessons/free_licks.htm
http://chopsfromhell.com/guest_columnists.html
http://www.theshredzone.com/content...sp?categoryid=6
http://www.myguitarsolo.com/Licks/Licks.htm

Freepower's "Exercises of Doom"

Basically I feel that most "exercises" available online are just stock shred licks. These are pretty poor for developing technique (nowhere near focused enough!) and terribly dull to listen to until you start hitting 150bpm.

The following exercises ARE exercises. Some are totally amusical, some sound pretty nice, but they are all focused on working particular aspects of your technique or fretboard knowledge. There is nothing here that needs to be played at high tempos, correct form and attention to detail are most important factors.

If you need tabs, they're either annotated, or attached to the youtube description.

Exercise 1 - The Rack (left hand flexibility and reach)


Exercise 2 - Pulloff Nightmare (finger strength and independence)


Exercise 3 - Betcha Can't Pick This! (string crossing and skipping)


Exercise 4 - Impossible Em11 Sweep (muting, sweeping)


Exercise 5 - Eh? (fretboard awareness, position shifts)


Exercise 6 - Legato Madness (dexterity, co-ordination)


Exercise 7 - All legato permutations (co-ordination, strength)


Exercise 8 - Chordal Efficiency (rhythm guitar, sweep picking, fretboard knowledge)


Exercise 9 - Chord Scales (developing voicings and fretboard knowledge)


Exercise 10 - Whole Tone Hammers (or hybrid/economy picking nonsense!)


Songs for technique

TBH, I\'ve gotten annoyed at how many threads get made that are "What songs should I work on for tapping?" or "What are some good sweeping songs." And so I take it upon myself (Preferably with some help from the other AT Guys) to make a somewhat all-encompassing one. Unfortunately, the fact that I and many others have had to answer these questions over and over shows that people don\'t really use the search bar, so this may not work too well, but it\'s worth a shot.

These are not in any order of difficulty or anything similar!


Alternate/Economy Picking
Racer X--Technical Difficulties/Metal Dog
Paul Gilbert--Curse Of Castle Dragon
Megadeth--Tornado Of Souls
Megadeth--Holy Wars...The Punishment Due
Metallica--Fight Fire With Fire
Dream Theater--Metropolis Pt. One
Dream Theater--Erotomania
Dream Theater--This Dying Soul
Wintersun--Winter Madness
Buckethead--Nottingham Lace
Nicolo Paganini--5th Caprice**
John Petrucci--Glasgow Kiss
John Petrucci--Damage Control
Dream Theater--Octavarium
Dream Theater--Afterlife
Dream Theater--Lines In The Sand
Dream Theater--Overture 1928
Dream Theater--In The Presence Of Enemies
Liquid Tension Experiment--Paradigm Shift
Steve Morse--Tunmeni Notes
Al Di Meola--Pharaoh Kings
Shawn Lane--Gray Pianos Flying
Shawn Lane--Get You Back

Downpicking (thanks Zaphod!)

A7X - Unholy Confessions
Metallica - Blackened, Master of Puppets, Welcome Home (Sanitarium), [any number of other songs]
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Arch Enemy - Nemesis
The Black Dahlia Murder - Funeral Thirst
Judas Priest - Painkiller
Demons & Wizards - Dorian, Beneath These Waves
Strapping Young Lad - Aftermath
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Ihsahn - Frozen Lakes On Mars
Killswitch Engage - Rose of Sharyn, My Curse, My Last Serenade
Kyuss - Green Machine
Machine Head - Aesthetics of Hate
Mastodon - Blood and Thunder
Mr. Big - Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy (The Electric Drill Song)
My Chemical Romance - Ghost of You
Nevermore - The Psalm of Lydia
Nightwish - Nemo
Paul Gilbert - SVT
Psycroptic - Ob(Servant)
Rise Against - Voices Off Camera
Septic Flesh - Sangreal
Slayer - Raining Blood, [any number of other songs]
Slipknot - Surfacing, Vermillion (Part 1), Gematria (The Killing Name), [any number of other songs]
Trivium - Ember to Inferno, Declaration, Anthem (We Are The Fire), [any number of other songs]

String Skipping
Racer X--Scarified
Bach--Bouree In E Minor
Dream Theater--Innocence Faded
Liquid Tension Experiment--Universal Mind

Sweep Picking
Metallica--Leper Messiah
Jason Becker--Altitudes
Jason Becker--Perpetual Burn
Jason Becker--Serrana
Cacophony--Concerto
Cacophony--Speed Metal Symphony
Nevermore--The Psalm Of Lydia
Between The Buried and Me--Selkies:The Endless Obsession
Between The Buried and Me--Alaska
Yngwie Malmsteen--Trilogy Sweet Op. 5
Yngwie Malmsteen--Blitzkreig
Tony MacAlpine--Wheel Of Fortune
Michael Angelo Batio--No Boundries
Protest The Hero--Turn Soonest To The Sea
The Human Abstract--Vela Together We Await The Storm
The Human Abstract--Violent Strike
Nicolo Paganini--24th Caprice**
Necrophagist--Advanced Corpse Tumor
Necrophagist--Mutilate The Stillborn
Outworld--Riders
Rusty Cooley--Under The Influence**
Rusty Cooley--The Butcher*
Rusty Cooley--Dominion**
Rusty Cooley--The Duel**
Dave Martone--Pigeon Walk
Racer X--Frenzy
Dream Theater--Fatal Tragedy
Frank Gambale--High 5

Sweep Tapping(Obviously this will improve your sweeping too)
Necrophagist--Stabwound
Necrophagist--Symbiotic In Theory
Necrophagist--Fermented Offal Discharge
Dream Theater--Under A Glass Moon
Dragonforce--Valley Of The Damned

Hybrid Picking
Eric Johnson--Cliffs Of Dover
Guthrie Govan--Waves
Albert Lee--Country Boy
Mastadon--Bladecatcher
Bumblefoot - Real, Guitars Still Suck
Mastodon - Divinations
Brett Garsed - Undoing

Finger Picking

Beginner
Three libras- A Perfect Circle
Dust in the wind- Kansas
Buried alive- Avenged sevenfold (intro)
Stairway to heaven- Led zep
Babe im gonna leave you- led zep
Roulette- System of a down

Intermediate
Tears in heave- Eric Clapton
Classico- Tenacious D

Expert
Classical Gas

Tapping
Guthrie Govan--Fives
Paul Gilbert--Four Seasons
Arsis--We Are The Nightmare
Extreme--Get The Funk Out
Mr. Big--Green Tinted Sixties Mind
Symphony X--Sea Of Lies
Symphony X--Of Sins And Shadows
Symphony X--Eve of Seduction
Steve Vai--Building The Church
Steve Vai--Liberty
Paul Gilbert--Get Out Of My Yard (without human capo)
Van Halen--Hot For Teacher
Van Halen--Jump
Van Halen--5150
Van Halen--Eruption
Van Halen--Dreams
Dokken--Tooth And Nail
Dream Theater--Wait For Sleep
Dave Martone--Starz Scarz
Dave Martone--Fumble Fingers
Buckethead--Jordan
Protest The Hero--Bloodmeat
Reb Beach--Black Magic
Bumblefoot--Guitars Suck
Mattias Eklundh--Lisa\'s Passion For Heavy Metal

Touchstyle Tapping (separated as deciding difficulty would get difficult otherwise)
Joe Satriani--Midnight
Joe Satriani--Day At The Beach
Joe Satriani--The Forgotten Pt. 1
Joe Satriani--The Headless Horseman
Dave Martone--Tap Thang
Kiko Loureiro--Tapping Into My Dark Tranquility
Angra--Heroes Of Sand
Zack Kim--Super Mario Theme
Stanley Jordan--Anything

Legato
Joe Satriani--Flying In A Blue Dream
Joe Satriani--Power Cosmic
Joe Satriani--Echo
Joe Satriani--The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing
Iron Maiden--Number Of The Beast
Rusty Cooley--Dark Matter**
Steve Vai--Lotus Feet
Steve Vai--For The Love Of God
Dream Theater--Lies In The Sand
Dream Theater--In The Name Of God
Allan Holdsworth--Fred
Allan Holdsworth--City Nights
Allan Holdsworth--Metal Fatigue

Chord Work
Joe Satriani--Joe Satriani
Al Di Meola--Mediterranean Sundance
Al Di Meola--Splendido Sundance
Periphery -- All New Materials
Animals As Leaders - Modern Meat
Anything by Allan Holdsworth!

*=Currently, only the sweeping section as tabbed, but if completely tabbed will work the rest of your techniques well.
**=Will build multiple and most likely all of your techniques



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Old 03-22-2009, 03:26 PM   #2
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:12 PM   #3
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I'm definitely going to try these all out, especially the four week schedule. Thanks for putting these together.

Thanks TheShred201!
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:52 PM   #4
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I'm definitely going to try these all out, especially the four week schedule. Thanks for putting these together.

Thanks TheShred201!
Good luck!

But yeah, thanks for reposting this!
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:07 AM   #5
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These are fantastic, highly reccomended. Thanks TheShred201!
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:03 PM   #6
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EXCELLENT POST!!!!!
I've been looking for something like this for a while now!!!
Thanks TheShred201 + Freepower!!!
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First page! w00t! I'm glad that this thread is in here. I was away when the forums changed. I need to take a look at these.
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Awesome post, cheers. Although I'd like to try out the four week schedule and spider licks, which I can't find in the compilation package. Where can I find these tabs? Thanks!
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Ok, How am I supposed to save this to my computer to open it up with Tux Guitar?
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Oops... I seem to have lost them somewhat. It's not really a 4 week plan, just some of my fave picking exercises. All meant to be strict alternate picking, btw.

http://www.mediafire.com/?jyyinyzgncy

Thar you go.

ED: LIB, download archive from mediafire. Extract files with winzip/winrar/7zip, open with tuxguitar.
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Tuxguitar question? Just installed this, is there a way to zoom in on the tabs, they are so small I can't see the numbers very well.
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Oops... I seem to have lost them somewhat. It's not really a 4 week plan, just some of my fave picking exercises. All meant to be strict alternate picking, btw.

http://www.mediafire.com/?jyyinyzgncy

Thar you go.

ED: LIB, download archive from mediafire. Extract files with winzip/winrar/7zip, open with tuxguitar.

Ahh, forgot to extract. Thanks.
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Tuxguitar question? Just installed this, is there a way to zoom in on the tabs, they are so small I can't see the numbers very well.
In the tools menu, go into settings. In the Styles tab, you can change the fonts and the sizes and such. Note font is probably the one you want.
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Where is Freepower ForUG.zip actually?
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Downloaded it and it rocks! Thanks man!

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Where is Freepower ForUG.zip actually?




Lost in the forum move, unfortunately. I think I still have those files around...
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What kinds of files did it have in it? I have a decent amount of freepowers stuff, so I may have it, but it.
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It's basically just the stuff from the AT sticky.
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It's basically just the stuff from the AT sticky.


where do we find said sticky?
but cheers guys for uploading this stuff, it's awesome!

Also, is the "Extreme String Skipping" lick included in the gp file possible that goes like this?:

----------------11----------------------------
------------10-----10------------------------
---------9-------------------------------------
------8----------------------------------------
--7--------------------------------------------
--5--5--5--5--5--5--------------------------

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