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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-10-2012, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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long ascending runs - Slash

Hi to everybody,
anybody got an idea how Slash builds his longer, ascending scalar runs?
I love that "not-so-fluent" legato sound with percussive notes.. it's got a bit of unpredictable notes in it, maybe chromatic passing notes, so it sounds just more interesting to me than the typical 200nps runs l Petrucci.
Anybody got hints/ideas?
Thanx a lot!
Dino
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-11-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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Re: long ascending runs - Slash

Post an example and maybe we can help you
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Re: long ascending runs - Slash

without turning it on to find the exact time, theres an ascending run from the slow solo part of sweet child o' mine up to finale solo part...if that helps?!
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Re: long ascending runs - Slash

There's an ascending run at the end of Paradise City. Not sure if that's what the OP is refering to.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-13-2012, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: long ascending runs - Slash

for example the ascending run in "Don't damn me"... it's not the usual 3-nps-stuff, but more "complicated" and impredictable sounding. The question is: this tab is correct? How does Slash construct those kind of runs?

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------------------------------6-----| |--------------------------------------------------------6h7p6---6-7-------| |----------------------------------------7h9p7h9--6h7h9--------9-----------| |--------------------5h7-5-5--7--5h7-9-9-----------------------------------|
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Re: long ascending runs - Slash

Code:
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------------------------------------------------------------------6-----| 
|--------------------------------------------------------6h7p6---6-7-------| 
|----------------------------------------7h9p7h9--6h7h9--------9-----------| 
|--------------------5h7-5-5--7--5h7-9-9-----------------------------------|
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-13-2012, 11:10 AM
 
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Re: long ascending runs - Slash

for sweet child o mine he is tuned down a half step:

The key being E minor, Slash mainly plays E minor scale (= aeolian mode ), E-F#-G- A-B-C-D. In the beginning, as well as in the fast section, Slash also relies on E harmonic minor (E-F#-G-A-B-C-D#) for his licks. If you are unsure which note to reach to when bending, just pick the next note in the scale, as a rule of thumb.Also E Pentatonic minor and lots of wah and bends and pre bends and releases good luck with it
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: long ascending runs - Slash

also the ending solo of "Give in to me" (with Michael Jackson) has a fast ascending run that has a very distinctive sound.. it's fast, but with small brakes (I think) in it that make it sound interesting...
Code:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
------------------------------------------4-4h5---4-5-7-4h5p4---4-5/7/9--- 
--------------------------5h7---4h5----4h5------7-------------7----------- 
----------------5--8h9--7-------------7----------------------------------- 
-7-h8--5--7--8------------------------------------------------------------
any help?
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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Re: long ascending runs - Slash

A lot of guitar players or musicians, Slash included, builds long ascending/descending scalar runs by connecting small motifs diatonic, rhythmic, chromatic, etc. Passing notes would also be effective since it gives you some kind of character or originality in a way. If you have a small exercise containing 3 to 5 notes or more, try doing it ascending or descending in scale then you would have a long endless scale run! Samples would be sweet child, 99ways by megadeth, or colorado bulldog by mr. big. hope this helps!
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Re: long ascending runs - Slash

not sure I'd start with colorado bulldog, though........that is one crazy passage.
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Re: long ascending runs - Slash

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not sure I'd start with colorado bulldog, though........that is one crazy passage.
lol, yes sorry I was just sighting some examples of runs that seems to be endless with repeating motifs.
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Re: long ascending runs - Slash

Lick Library has several amazing DVDs where Danny Gill ( this dude is terrific teacher ) is teaching all Slash's famous songs note to note. You should be able to buy download failrly cheap but ......if you familiar with torrents ......I didn't say this LOL ))))
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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Re: long ascending runs - Slash

Another top player who used such runs pretty often is Dimebag ...."Cemetary Gates" has amazing lick ....and you would be surprised how simple is to play that one.
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