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Freepower
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#1
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/article.asp?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)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6hzv428lTw

Exercise 2 - Pulloff Nightmare (finger strength and independence)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BkaQrMi_mM

Exercise 3 - Betcha Can't Pick This! (string crossing and skipping)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOsvZdvVndo

Exercise 4 - Impossible Em11 Sweep (muting, sweeping)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30-4OeXLiZc

Exercise 5 - Eh? (fretboard awareness, position shifts)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujxy18iZ6pI

Exercise 6 - Legato Madness (dexterity, co-ordination)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFQb5Rqn89I

Exercise 7 - All legato permutations (co-ordination, strength)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89ICrLfbG9I

Exercise 8 - Chordal Efficiency (rhythm guitar, sweep picking, fretboard knowledge)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw_QbS3dLwg

Exercise 9 - Chord Scales (developing voicings and fretboard knowledge)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb3eUzgBid0

Exercise 10 - Whole Tone Hammers (or hybrid/economy picking nonsense!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBk1PPEcBJI

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]

Gigatiran
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#3
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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ramm_ty
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#4
Quote by Gigatiran
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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#6
EXCELLENT POST!!!!!
I've been looking for something like this for a while now!!!
Thanks TheShred201 + Freepower!!!
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Oldboi
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#8
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!
Tempoe
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#11
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.
Life Is Brutal
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#12
Quote by Freepower
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.
ramm_ty
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#13
Quote by Tempoe
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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08L1V10N
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#14
Where is Freepower ForUG.zip actually?
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Jugulator_cro
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#15
Downloaded it and it rocks! Thanks man!
Last edited by Jugulator_cro at Mar 31, 2009,
08L1V10N
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#17
Please let me know if you have
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Im sorry, I just don't see how you could argue that hardcore isn't metal. That just seems arrogant to me.

Yes, its its own kind of metal, but its still metal.
Fraserwatt
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#20
Quote by Freepower
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--------------------------

Cheers!
MRavioli
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#22
Hey FP, do you ever plan on posting the "What song to work on _____ technique" thread here? I'm hankering for some string skipping songs
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#24
I'm gonna have a look at some of these
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gtrcreater7
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#25
great post...there's a lot of awesome music to work from here. I also recommend Troy Stetina's Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar and check out Mark Tremonti's The Sound and the Story at Fret12.com, I think there are a lot of valuable exercises and lessons from a variety of artists.
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#26
Sorry for unrelatedness, but whatever happened to the "cool licks" thread in advanced techniques? I figured I might find it in here or something.
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TheShred201
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#29
Quote by 08L1V10N
Where is Freepower ForUG.zip actually?

Sorry for the double post.
It happens to be right here I believe.


FP said it was stuff from the sticky but I have those as a separate file...
Attachments:
For UG.zip
Last edited by TheShred201 at Apr 7, 2009,
mdc
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#32
^ Sup man, you might wanna change/remove the links in your sig since the AT Forums gone.
MRavioli
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#34
When you say "Stanley Jordan-Anything", do you mean any song of Stanley Jordan's or a song by Stanley Jordan that is called Anything?
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#36
Cacophony- Black Cat

There's a sweeping section that will push the limits of anybody.
maiden666pwns
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#38
yay thanx man

good thing you put protest the hero and the human abstract in sweep picking or i might have gone crazy
lol
manulus2002
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#39
I think one of the best ways of starting out with sweep picking is the song Towards Dead End by Children of Bodom.

It's a really simple 3 string sweep perfect for beginners.
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#40
Thanks man, the song list was great. I learned both of the john petrocci songs. His stuff is really fun to play.