#1
I've been playing about a year now, and I started to improvise a few months ago. As you can probably guess, I really enjoy the solo style of Tony Iommi. Can any of you guys give me some pointers on what he's using and doing? Not that I plan to exactly copy him, but I'd still like to base my style a bit on him. Thanks . . .
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#2
He works a lot in the minor pentatonic scale, and one of his favorite licks is to get to the highest note in the scale position he's playing, bend that note up and the do a fast descending lick about halfway down the scale. Try that, learn a couple of standard blues licks and that should get you started.
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First you have to go to a metal works shop and cut the tip off your finger.
Then you can follow 's instructions.
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Quote by Surak
I've been playing about a year now, and I started to improvise a few months ago. As you can probably guess, I really enjoy the solo style of Tony Iommi. Can any of you guys give me some pointers on what he's using and doing? Not that I plan to exactly copy him, but I'd still like to base my style a bit on him. Thanks . . .


He works almost exclusively in the minor blues scale and uses lots of fast trilling figures; work on your trills.
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First you have to go to a metal works shop and cut the tip off your finger.
Then you can follow 's instructions.


I tried that, but it didn't work. I just got a lot of blood on my fretboard

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A lot of useful information


Thanks a lot for all the pointers.
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#7
Also, a lot of Sabbath's later stuff, well, some early too, was done in C# tuning. That's 1-1/2 steps down from standard by the way. Heaven And Hell, Into The Void, Children Of The Grave, all C#.