iBreatheMusic.com Online Music Lessons
ArticlesForums
  
  The Pulse - iBreatheMusic's official newsletter
Online Articles: 188
Article Browser
Forum Members 25,136
Join Us - Take Part
Pulse Subscribers 2046
The Pulse Archive
 
 



iBreatheMusic.com -- The Pulse
Issue #10 -- 07 April 2003
---------------------------------------
In this issue

@ Happy Birthday iBreatheMusic
@ What's New on IBreathe
@ Birthday Shred 101-Lick

---------------------------------------
Happy Birthday iBreatheMusic

Unbelievable, but it's already been 1 year since iBreathe went online.
Time to celebrate a bit, look back this first year and also look ahead
into the future.

Thus, this issue will mainly point to the birthday special that can be
found online at http://www.ibreathemusic.com/birthday.

Eric and myself draw a line under this first year and also have a
quick peak into the future. Furthermore we have a look at some
statistics and award best article, best author, best thread, etc ...

Come on in and join our celebration.

Nevertheless, this birthday issue brings you the latest articles to
the site and a special birthday shred lick from Eric.

With next issue we will resume our usual schedule and content.

Enjoy,

Guni

---------------------------------------
New Articles on iBreatheMusic

CHORD SCALES - PART 2: MODES
by Gunharth Randolf

As a sequal to part 1, this article explains all aspects of modes -
scale as well as chord related. Furthermore, Guni shows you some
applications of modes in composition, arranging and improvisation ...

http://www.ibreathemusic.com/article/106


CHORD SCALES - PART 1: THE MAJOR SCALE
by Gunharth Randolf

Understanding major scales is a prerequisite for understanding modes
and chord scales. Therefore I dedicate this entire first part to the
theory of major scale construction, cycle of fifths, harmonisation,
chords, etc ...

http://www.ibreathemusic.com/article/105


SKIP IT! (AN INTRODUCTION TO STRING-SKIPPING)
by Eric Vandenberg

Let's talk about yet another cool shred-technique: string skipping.
It'd be best if you have worked on your picking and legato-technique
before you work on skipping strings. And it's not only a cool
shred-tool but also great for melodies...

http://www.ibreathemusic.com/article/102


MASTER GUITAR CLASS - PART 1
by Paul Nelson

Special Guest Columnist Paul Nelson shows you on how to make sense and
practical use of music theory. In this first part he's talking about
the Ionian scale, soloing and chord substitution ...

http://www.ibreathemusic.com/article/94


STAGE FRIGHT: PART TWO
by Jamie Andreas

Now that we have this stage fright thing more properly defined as what
it really is, that is, People Fright, we are in a position to get some
where with it. Many people, including professional performers, never
slay this dragon ...

http://www.ibreathemusic.com/article/104


---------------------------------------
Birthday Shred 101-Lick

Variation On Paul Gilbert's string-skipping arps, involving BIG
stretches.

If you have read my article on Paul, or if you listened to some of his
solos with Racer X, Mr. Big or on his solo-albums, you might be
familiar with 
his string skipping-arpeggios (based on simple triads). Now, why don't
we extend this kinda arpeggio by alternating the top-note?!?

The notes in this one are taken from a G Major-triad (G-B-D), and we
alternate between B and D on top. Be careful, this one involves a
pretty big stretch, so work on it before you move it down the neck.
You may also play the top note (D, 22nd fret) by tapping it... 




||--19p15----------------15-22p19----------------15--||
||o-------------------------------------------------o||
||--------19p16----16h19----------19p16----16h19-----||
||--------------17----------------------17-----------||
||o-------------------------------------------------o||
||---------------------------------------------------||



---------------------------------------
Send suggestions and comments to: ThePulse@iBreatheMusic.com

The Pulse is  2002-2003 iBreatheMusic.com. All Rights Reserved. No part of 
this Newsletter may be reproduced in whole or in part without written 
permission. All guest articles are copyright their respective owners 
and are reproduced with permission.

You are currently subscribed to The Pulse as: #EMAIL#.

To manage your subscription go to http://www.iBreatheMusic.com/pulse
---------------------------------------