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    Has anybody tried to learn one of their songs? The solos are mind bendingly weird. I've been trying to learn "The Mission" tonight, and I just cannot get the run going up about a third of the way through the solo. The run is up the scale, but somehow backwards. Anybody have any tips on wrapping my brain around that at speed?

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    That solo is very moving. I'm surprised I haven't heard of them yet. I guess I'm too young haha.

    That part you are referring to sounds like a pentatonic scale moving by whole steps I think? My theory is rusty, but solo learning is better to start at half speed or less if it's a Liquid Tension or Guthrie solo, then work it up by 4-6 bpm each time. It's all about making it clean so when you play it it's not all mushy and half done.
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    He's playing what's known as a sequence. He picks a pattern and moves it upwards, diatonically. I could be wrong, I don't have access to a guitar right now... E minor scale, pretty simple. Just make sure you get the timing right, six notes per beat (sextuplets):


    e:--------7--------------8----------------10----------------12-14-15-12--
    B:-7-8-10---10-8-8-10-12---12-10-10-12-13----13-12-12-13-15--------------
    G:--------------+---------------+-----------------+----------------------



    I've added signs to show you where to shift positions with your right hand. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Church2 View Post
    That solo is very moving. I'm surprised I haven't heard of them yet. I guess I'm too young haha.

    That part you are referring to sounds like a pentatonic scale moving by whole steps I think? My theory is rusty, but solo learning is better to start at half speed or less if it's a Liquid Tension or Guthrie solo, then work it up by 4-6 bpm each time. It's all about making it clean so when you play it it's not all mushy and half done.
    Operation Mindcrime and Empire are a couple CD's you shoud check out ...

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    hell yes to those two albums, so awesome

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    Thanks Ape, that is super helpful. I didn't get super far into it last night, but I'm fairly certain the tab that I've got for it is a poorly written one, that may be why it was so tough. It was written like this:

    E
    B - - - 10 - 12 - 10
    G 11-12-11 - - - 12 - 12 -

    something along those lines. Notes seem to be correct, but finger positioning is stupid.

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    Yeah Angel, go download Mindcrime right now. You'll thank us for it.

    Also, his playing reminds me a lot of Marty Freidman's. The solos seem to be very simple, but are incredibly technical and tough to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beneharris View Post
    Thanks Ape, that is super helpful. I didn't get super far into it last night, but I'm fairly certain the tab that I've got for it is a poorly written one, that may be why it was so tough. It was written like this:

    E
    B - - - 10 - 12 - 10
    G 11-12-11 - - - 12 - 12 -

    something along those lines. Notes seem to be correct, but finger positioning is stupid.
    You bring up an excellent point, bad tab can make a solo 100x harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Church2 View Post
    That solo is very moving. I'm surprised I haven't heard of them yet. I guess I'm too young haha.
    It's official, I'm fooking old..

    I miss original Queensryche. Too bad Chris Degarmo decided to fly private jets for a living and Geoff Tate went psycho.


    Not that it helps on The Mission, but Jammit.com has the studio tracks and tabs for all of Empire. Better than the Hal Leonard tab book I wore out in high school..lol.
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    Chris DeGarmo has been a huge influence on my playing style.

    I've tried learning the solos for Speak and Spreading the Disease, but they're not exactly easy.

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