#1
Word up.

I've been working through "Stream of Consciousness" this week, and, like with most Dream Theater songs, I tend to just sorta rock out during the tapping solos (for example, the one @ 3:50)

The power tab I have for the solo seems ok, though, and I got a crazy idea. Maybe I'd try learning the solo itself for once.

Does anyone have any advice on learning a solo like that? Are there any techniques to use or bad habits to avoid in a fast tapping run like that?

I do have a winamp slowdown utility to help...
#2
Break it up into small chunks (4 bars, for example) and practise them each SLOWLY until you can get them all up to speed. Then, try linking them all together.
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#4
Quote by NByz
Word up.

I've been working through "Stream of Consciousness" this week, and, like with most Dream Theater songs, I tend to just sorta rock out during the tapping solos (for example, the one @ 3:50)

The power tab I have for the solo seems ok, though, and I got a crazy idea. Maybe I'd try learning the solo itself for once.

Does anyone have any advice on learning a solo like that? Are there any techniques to use or bad habits to avoid in a fast tapping run like that?

I do have a winamp slowdown utility to help...


Sorry to dishearten you, but 3:50 is not tapping. It's... insane. However, It's actually not too bad. I just keep putting off sitting down and getting through it. I can do the rest of the song. Damn, I even practiced the two sweeps in it

That song's not too bad if you have a bit of patience.

Oh yeah. There's no tapping in Stream of Consciousness.
#6
Yeah, that's possible...

Well maybe I'll give it a try, but I think my brain might have a hard time working out the timing even @ -50% speed.

Hey Avedas, I'm sure you know that DT is coming to Van on May 6!

I'm across in Victoria.
#7
Quote by NByz
Yeah, that's possible...

Well maybe I'll give it a try, but I think my brain might have a hard time working out the timing even @ -50% speed.

Hey Avedas, I'm sure you know that DT is coming to Van on May 6!

I'm across in Victoria.


Nice! I already have 4 tickets man.