#1
Ok hi all, I am a huge fan of buckethead and i was just wondering waht techniques should i learn to be able to emulate his playing, thanks in advance.

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What is that?


It's like tapping but you use more then one finger on your right hand and it's pretty much just a hammer on with right hand and pull off then hammer on again with another finger.
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Ok hi all, I am a huge fan of buckethead and i was just wondering waht techniques should i learn to be able to emulate his playing, thanks in advance.

Aidan.


Learn everything you can then learn his music and try to figure out how he comes up with his licks. He makes good use of just about every technique you care to think of so get that metronome out and get workin'!
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killswitch usage (or even having one)


sorry if this is noobish, but what exactly is a killswitch?
#9
multi finger tapping, alternate picking, hybrid picking, using weird sounding scales (whole tone and such) and chords (augmented comes to mind).

He has a youtube lesson where he does all sorts of demonstrations.
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multi finger tapping, alternate picking, hybrid picking, using weird sounding scales (whole tone and such) and chords (augmented comes to mind).

He has a youtube lesson where he does all sorts of demonstrations.

I believe this is the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaCErlW-3p8

There's an unedited version where Herbie gives a very insightful interview in between the demonstrations.
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hes really good at legato (which is used with the killswitch)
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Learn everything you can then learn his music and try to figure out how he comes up with his licks. He makes good use of just about every technique you care to think of so get that metronome out and get workin'!


I'm just going to quote myself right about now because this is the only real way of learning to sound like Buckethead.
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#13
Play like Buckethead you say?

First say good byeto all your friends cause your not gonna see them for a long time. Get about every single book on theory there is and learn everything in them.
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Finger Nubbing. But it's really ****ing hard.


it's not that hard. maybe if you do it insanely fast across multiple strings.
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He uses pretty much all standard shred techniques. He's just very... creative with them.
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