Re: Malmsteen techniques
As already mentioned Yngwie uses the Harmonic minor scale as well as the Phrygian and Aeolian minor modes.
I don't think it's ridiculous to suggest playing his music, this way you can use your own technique and play it your own way instead of his.
Yngwie uses pedal tones too, where you basically play a phrase but alternate between one specific note and a totally different note. eg -
As you can see we always go back to the A on the high E after we play a different note, it alternates. You can hear this in many of Bach's numbers and other classical music.
As for techniques, he sweeps all the 3 string arpeggio stuff, and he alternate picks the licks which are on the same string (obviously) but when it comes to those trademark runs he will usually economy pick.
Generally Yngwie's solos are very repetitive, he is just using the same licks now as he has done since this debut album, even before that when he was in Steeler and Alcatrazz, he is still great to listen to.
Last edited by Adagio_777; 11-27-2005 at 08:57 AM.