#1
Hey

I decide i want to start learn a neo classical playing style, but what should i learn ? I can use tapping, tremolo picking, alternative picking etc. Only problem is with sweep picking - i can do it but very slow. What should i learn about neo classical stle?
#2
Well, I don't know too much about playing neoclassical, but I would study players such as Jeff Loomis, Malmsteen, Michael Romeo. Look up books and articles on the internet on neo classical licks, phrasing ect.

Good luck,

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Yes. learn the harmonic minor scale in every key. Also learn how to construct arpeggios. Neo-classical makes wide use of them. Specifically diminished, augmented and diminished7th arpeggios. But know how to make them all, use of arpeggios in classical music in much more broad than major and minor.

Don't worry so much about sweep picking right away, focus on alternate picking, and keeping everything clean.

Also, if you're looking for a good song search this site for "Neo-Classical Sweep" it has simple three string arpeggios to practice your sweeping, but it also has extensive alt picking runs, string skipping and some legato.
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Don't worry so much about sweep picking right away, focus on alternate picking, and keeping everything clean.


I too am a neo classical fan, ive been working on the intro to the damnation game by symphony x since I started and I cannot even come close to playing it at actual speed. The amount of coordination required is rediculous. I practice it with a metronome almost every time I practice and try to keep it as clean as possible. I guess im progressing slowly but a few months ago I could barely manage 80bpm and now im upwards 100 or so.. but the song is at 186 if I recall

Since I am nowhere near to being able to play it at full speed, I do practice some parts as sweeps since its actually a lot easier I find

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#6
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Since I am nowhere near to being able to play it at full speed, I do practice some parts as sweeps since its actually a lot easier I find



If you find sweep picking easier to do in certain contexts than by all means play it that way. The only point I was trying to make is that it's always best to fine tune your fundamentals before you try to master an advanced technique. If you can sweep slowly but cleanly than keep practicing that, and only move up the speed that you're comfortable with.
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goto tom hess website, they literally just came out with a free luca turilli 14 day lesson on neo classical style
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goto tom hess website, they literally just came out with a free luca turilli 14 day lesson on neo classical style

I'd actually be interested in taking a look at this, I took a look around his site but couldn't find it.

Edit: Doesn't matter, I found it.

Edit 2: Just gone through part 1 and it blows. It was not only obvious, but simple and drawn out far too much... Maybe the other parts will delve into better stuff but I'm not expecting a great deal from this.
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#12
try learning other stuff first like iron maiden, megadeth stuff thats complicated in a way specially the solo's.......... also deep purple
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