#1
I chose to do the Van Halen thing, except I want to learn Santana's stuff instead of Clapton. What kind of scales, tricks, ect. does he use to produce his unique sound?
#2
Firstly see the thing like he does, it's not a racetrack, it's a board of expression, then rip open your chest and let your heart do the talking trough your fingers on to the strings.

Your guitar is your mate, it's a curvy laden full of expression open for your entire mind, you just have to see it the good way, like Neo man, watch that matrix thing.

EDIT: Not to get reported, after that, get yourself a high gain amp with enough low-end & a mahogany set neck guitar & play with those knobs.
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Last edited by Gäbe at Aug 13, 2008,
#3
Quote by Gäbe
Firstly see the thing like he does, it's not a racetrack, it's a board of expression, then rip open your chest and let your heart do the talking trough your fingers on to the strings.

Your guitar is your mate, it's a curvy laden full of expression open for your entire mind, you just have to see it the good way, like Neo man, watch that matrix thing.

EDIT: Not to get reported, after that, get yourself a high gain amp with enough low-end & a mahogany set neck guitar & play with those knobs.



TS: He uses a lot of quick legato licks in the minor pentatonic scale with a very clear tone. Most of his playing falls into minor pentatonic and Dorian. The best tip I can give you is to listen to as much Santana as possible, and analyze his work to adapt some of his style into your own.
#5
Play and listen to as much of his material as possible, but for the sake of people who hear you play learn vibrato from someone else.
#7
get your band to vamp Am - D7 round and round for 15 minutes, and noodle around in A dorian over the top of it...
#8
^^ +1.

I get sick and can't listen to him because of his vibrato. it feels like motion sickness from what im hearing.
#9
Quote by inflatablefilth
get your band to vamp Am - D7 round and round for 15 minutes, and noodle around in A dorian over the top of it...


This.