Apr 14

Stunt Guitar Part 3 - Furious Minors

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Yngwie’s style has interested me since I began playing the guitar. A friend lent me a copy of Rising Force and I had no idea you could make a guitar sound like that. Needless to say I spent a few years learning to make MY guitar sound like that and I realised it was even harder than it sounded.

These are a mixture of Yngwie style licks that you can use on the awkward minor key song in your bands set. You’ll find a few different picking hand styles in here as well, so it’s a good exercise for everyone wanting to sharpen up their chops.

Good luck and remember to warm up at slower speeds before going for that "all out" performance shred speed!!

Lick 1

A diminished run with strict alternate picking.

E |----------------------|----------------------|
B |----------------------|----------------------|
G |----------------------|----------------------|
D |----------------------|----------------------|
A |----------------------|--5---------5----8----|
E |--4----7----4----7----|-------7--------------|

----------------------|----------------------|
----------------------|----------------------|
----------------------|----------------------|
------------6---------|--6----9----6----9----|
--5----8---------8----|----------------------|
----------------------|----------------------|

-----------------------|------------------------|
-----------------------|-------------9----------|
--7---------7----10----|--7----10---------10----|
-------9---------------|------------------------|
-----------------------|------------------------|
-----------------------|------------------------|

------------------------|--10----------10----13----|
--9----12----9----12----|--------12----------------|
------------------------|--------------------------|
------------------------|--------------------------|
------------------------|--------------------------|
------------------------|--------------------------|

--10----13----16----16~---||
--------------------------||
--------------------------||
--------------------------||
--------------------------||
--------------------------||

Lick 2

Try and get this tapping up to the speed I play it at the end of the run.

E |--12----7----5----4----|--0----4----5----7----|
B |-----------------------|----------------------|
G |-----------------------|----------------------|
D |-----------------------|----------------------|
A |-----------------------|----------------------|
E |-----------------------|----------------------|

--12----7----5----4----|--0----4----5----7----|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|

--12----8----7----5----|--0----5----7----8----|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|

--12----8----7----5----|--0----5----7----8----|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|

--12----10----8----7----|--0----7----8----10----|
------------------------|-----------------------|
------------------------|-----------------------|
------------------------|-----------------------|
------------------------|-----------------------|
------------------------|-----------------------|

--12----10----8----7----|--0----7----8----10----|
------------------------|-----------------------|
------------------------|-----------------------|
------------------------|-----------------------|
------------------------|-----------------------|
------------------------|-----------------------|

--12----8----7----5----|--0----5----7----8----|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|

--12----8----7----5----|--0----5----7----8----|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|

--12----7----5----4----|--0----4----5----7----|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|

--12----7----5----4----|--0----4----5----4----|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|

--5----4----5----4----|--5----4----5----||
----------------------|-----------------||
----------------------|-----------------||
----------------------|-----------------||
----------------------|-----------------||
----------------------|-----------------||

Lick 3

Alternate or swept, this is great for linking 2 runs together!

E |--17----14----------------|--14----11----------------|
B |--------------16----------|--------------13----------|
G |--------------------17----|--------------------14----|
D |--------------------------|--------------------------|
A |--------------------------|--------------------------|
E |--------------------------|--------------------------|

--11----8----------------|--8----5--------------|-------||
-------------10----------|------------7---------|--8b---||
-------------------11----|-----------------8----|-------||
-------------------------|----------------------|-------||
-------------------------|----------------------|-------||
-------------------------|----------------------|-------||

Lick 4

Try and take it slow first and once you’ve got it under your finger turn it into a 6 string sweep.

E |----------------------|------------5----7----|
B |----------------------|-------5--------------|
G |----------------------|--5-------------------|
D |-----------------7----|----------------------|
A |------------7---------|----------------------|
E |--5----8--------------|----------------------|

--8----4----5---------|----------------------|
-----------------5----|----------------------|
----------------------|--5-------------------|
----------------------|-------7--------------|
----------------------|------------7---------|
----------------------|-----------------8----|

----------------------||
----------------------||
----------------------||
----------------------||
----------------------||
--7----5----4----5----||

Lick 5

This is one that you’ll use a lot once you’ve got it down as a sweep (it’s the minor version of The Woody).

E |-------------------------|--8----12----8----------|
B |-------------------10----|------------------10----|
G |--------------9----------|------------------------|
D |--------10---------------|------------------------|
A |--12---------------------|------------------------|
E |-------------------------|------------------------|

-------------------------|-------------------8----|
-------------------------|-------------10---------|
--9----------------------|--------9---------------|
-------10----------------|--10--------------------|
-------------12----12----|------------------------|
-------------------------|------------------------|

--12----8---------------|--------------||
-------------10---------|--------------||
-------------------9----|--------------||
------------------------|--10----------||
------------------------|--------12----||
------------------------|--------------||

Lick 6

Yngwie does Paul Gilbert Strictly alternate only!

E|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|--------------------10----|
D|--------10----------10----|--14----10----14----------|
A|--12----------12----------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|

E|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|--------10----14----10----|--------10----------10----|
D|--14----------------------|--14----------14----------|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|

E|--------------------------|-------------------------|
B|--------------------------|-------------------------|
G|--------------------------|-------------------------|
D|--14----10----14----10----|--------------------9----|
A|--------------------------|--12----12----10---------|
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|

E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|--------9----------9----|
D|--------9----12----9----|--12---------12---------|
A|--10--------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

E|------------------------|------------------------|--------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|--------------|
G|--12----9----------9----|------------------------|--------------|
D|-------------12---------|--12----9----12----9----|--------------|
A|------------------------|------------------------|--10----10----|
E|------------------------|------------------------|--------------|

E|----------------------|------------------------|
B|----------------------|------------------------|
G|----------------------|-------------------7----|
D|-------7---------7----|--10----7----10---------|
A|--8---------8---------|------------------------|
E|----------------------|------------------------|

E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|--------7----10----7----|--------7---------------|
D|--10--------------------|--10---------10----7----|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

E|-----------------------|----------------------|
B|-----------------------|----------------------|
G|-----------------------|----------------------|
D|--10----7--------------|----------------------|
A|-------------8----8----|--8----7----8----7----|
E|-----------------------|----------------------|

E|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------|
G|----------------------|----------------------|
D|----------------------|----------------------|
A|--5----7----5----3----|--5----3----2----3----|
E|----------------------|----------------------|

E|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|--2-------------------|
E|-------5----4----5----|

Lick 7

Super fast, super scary tremelo picking. It’s just a case of telling yourself up,down,up,down next note etc.

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-15-|
A|--12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-15-15-15-15----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------------12-12-12-12-13-13-13-13-15-15b|
B|--12-12-12-12-13-13-13-13-15-15-15-15-------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Written by Alex on Thursday 14th April 2005 at 7:39pm and posted in Learn To Play, Lessons, Techniques

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