#1
For years, I have been a huge fan of dream theater. Recently licklibrary released this new video on to their channel, showing a preview of Andy James's new lesson. The preview they had put up had one particular part that caught my ear.
If you listen at 1:10 it goes into a few really melodic sounding runs. How would I create something similar to this?

Here is the video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xFkSnein65c#t=70s
#2
The technique is string skipping arpeggios.
Find the Key and chords. And arpeggiate the notes.
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#5
Nameless742 is right, its arpeggios.

That is simply take the notes of the chord and play them on at a time. What he is doing here is that he is playing arpeggios in 3 octaves i think. 1 on the lower e, one 2 frets higher on the d and then on the high e.

You should really look into arpeggios, easiest way to sound very melodic.
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Nameless742 is right, its arpeggios.

That is simply take the notes of the chord and play them on at a time. What he is doing here is that he is playing arpeggios in 3 octaves i think. 1 on the lower e, one 2 frets higher on the d and then on the high e.

You should really look into arpeggios, easiest way to sound very melodic.


I know a lot of different arpeggios actually! For whatever reason I didn't recognize them in the video.
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I know a lot of different arpeggios actually! For whatever reason I didn't recognize them in the video.


things sound incredibly different when one string skips like crazy :P
makes scales not boring at all :P

isnt using a hair band "cheating" ? (by no means i am trying to discredit Andy , he is awesome) im asking seriously..
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#8
Yeah he was playing STRING SKIPPING arpeggios

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqWTz2qDhm8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ0x6FMGIQk

This is Paul Gilbert, very big on string skipping and a BIG influence on Andy James.
here's some lessons.

Edit: Slash. He is using it for purposes of demonstration.
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"Put it down now, It's like you love that guitar more than me!"
In Which I replied.
"Well it has got two F-Holes!"
#9
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things sound incredibly different when one string skips like crazy :P
makes scales not boring at all :P

isnt using a hair band "cheating" ? (by no means i am trying to discredit Andy , he is awesome) im asking seriously..

Nah man it just cleans it up for recording.
#10
Using a hair band is cheating. You should be able to play it without one. (Which I'm sure he could.)

String skipping arpeggios. Paul Gilbert is now your best friend.
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#11
In my opinion, you cannot cheat on the guitar. You will still need to have technical skill to play, it just makes the muting a bit easier, especially for tapping.

If it gets the job done and makes playing easier for you, why not use it?
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#12
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In my opinion, you cannot cheat on the guitar. You will still need to have technical skill to play, it just makes the muting a bit easier, especially for tapping.

If it gets the job done and makes playing easier for you, why not use it?


This ^^^
#13
I think you should probably transcribe that bit by ear or just buy the DVD, I mean, it is a promo for a product and you seem to like the teaser.

isnt using a hair band "cheating" ? (by no means i am trying to discredit Andy , he is awesome) im asking seriously..


Cheating as in, getting better musical results for less effort? That just sounds smart.

Obviously you should be able to play without it - and I know from personal experience that Andy can play like that standing up, drunk and without the hairband!
#14
I have nothing to add to this discussion.

But thank you, TS. I haven't heard something that has made me go "H-h-holy shit, what was that?" in a while.