Nuhiro_Masuda
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#1
Hey guys,

I'm excited 'cause me and my Band After Years of Hope are hitting the stage for the first time.
And we're doing a part where each of us is going to be introduced and somehow shows his skills. I'm more into writing riffs and just began writing solos, so I would like to learn some licks, tricks, etc... to "show off" on stage.
Don't get me wrong, I'm usually resererved and not this kind of show off prick...
... so yeah
Please give me some suggestions, tabs, vids, etc...

thx in advance

Nuhiro Masuda
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do that one hand hammer on pulloff thing and them follow it by muting the strings with your picking hand and tapping sweeps with your fretting hand its easier than actual sweeps and the chicks dig that shit.
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Just do a Hendrix-esque bend lick in e blues or something.
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Learn to solo with the guitar above your head.

Learn the Dimebag's signature whammy squeals.

Just learn to sweep pick, period. Nothing complex required.


Pulling off any of these on stage will make you look like a virtuoso to extremely stupid people. I know from experience.
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Quote by Ian_the_fox
Learn to solo with the guitar above your head.

Learn the Dimebag's signature whammy squeals.

Just learn to sweep pick, period. Nothing complex required.


Pulling off any of these on stage will make you look like a virtuoso to extremely stupid people. I know from experience.



It's harsh when people make you look stupid on stage huh?
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Quote by Nuhiro_Masuda
I'm more into writing riffs and just began writing solos, so I would like to learn some licks, tricks, etc... to "show off" on stage.


This trick is a little dated, but still drives non-guitar players wild.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wr62Dvd32k

Edit: Oh and a cool lick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65AZQ1H57f8
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Quote by J-Dawg158
This trick is a little dated, but still drives non-guitar players wild.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wr62Dvd32k



Do this a thousand times over XD
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I'd recommend someone playing a first show not get cute. Flashy is fine if you've got it on lock-down, but one ****ed up lick will set you way back.
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#21
That lick Jimmy Page always uses. Start of Whole Lott Love Solo, communication Breakdown, Good Times, Bad Times... it's just a repeating pentatonic lick. It's real easy and sounds a lot faster than it is.
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Nothing makes me cringe more when i see bands do this sorta thing. If your songs and playing within them is good enough you have no need for that sort of nonsense. I'm gonna take a guess and say you have 30-45min slot? This method of showboating will eat into your set time giving you less songs to make an impact on your audience. The best advice i can give you for small shows is to keep the show itself compact with as little needless breaks as possible.
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Do like 2 seconds of random chromatic Buckethead style multi finger tapping
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Take your guitar and bash your bandmates' heads in, splattering their brains all over the floor. Take off the high e string and slice your throat with it.
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That would grab my attention.
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Quote by SHaun Steel
Nothing makes me cringe more when i see bands do this sorta thing. If your songs and playing within them is good enough you have no need for that sort of nonsense. I'm gonna take a guess and say you have 30-45min slot? This method of showboating will eat into your set time giving you less songs to make an impact on your audience. The best advice i can give you for small shows is to keep the show itself compact with as little needless breaks as possible.

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yeah forget the introductions. impress them with your songs.
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Honestly, convince your band not to do this. It's distasteful and lame, and you guys are not famous so no one is getting a treat out of hearing this. It WILL come off as douchey.
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You know what, grab a dobro and play the last verse of "You Never Even Called me by my Name" as well as David Allen Coe's explanation of the verse.

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Your style of metalcore has been beaten FAR into the ground already. How are people still writing generic pedal riffs and expecting their band to ever go anywhere?
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Honestly, convince your band not to do this. It's distasteful and lame, and you guys are not famous so no one is getting a treat out of hearing this. It WILL come off as douchey.


This^ As blunt as it may sound, he is right. Just introduce your band (just the name of the band ie. "We are "After Years Of Hope") then start playing. Or take stage, play your first song, THEN introduce your band (again as a whole, not individuals), then jump into your next song...

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Quote by Nuhiro_Masuda
hitting the stage for the first time

And we're doing a part where each of us is going to be introduced and somehow shows his skills


No no no no no. Do not do this, that shit is for high school cover bands.
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#34
Instead of playing some power chords with distortion on 11 and just play E5 - G5 - D5 - A5 in a non-original rhytm why don't you play something clean fingerpicking with some quick chord changes and/or alternative time signatures with delay/chorus. AAAAND...

end with harmonics, would probably also pretty cool if you play some harmonics in your 'solo' and let them ring. That's something else than just wanking on your guitar

First thing that come to my mind was this intro:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv-EZx-qI_8&

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Quote by MaXiMuse
You can shred all you want, but in the end music comes down to emotion. So play it with a lot of emotion.


None of this is correct though. TS can't shred all he wants, music isn't about emotion, and all music has emotion whether or not you think it does so it's impossible to play without emotion. Also if TS is going to fingerpick, he should actually do some real finger picking instead of that weenie (not-so) "alternative" rock junk. Something like this somewhat cliched (but for good reasons) classic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni8KBhnebwE
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#38
screw up on purpose.


OR


just keep going on and on. like, play something minutes long. nobody will understand why you're doing this, and it'll rule.
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Such a terrible, terrible idea.

Just... No.
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Quote by Jearl
screw up on purpose.


OR


just keep going on and on. like, play something minutes long. nobody will understand why you're doing this, and it'll rule.


yeah I'm thinking 15 minute solo. #onlytheGmajorscale