242 tracks by Jason Earls

Jamming on some riffs from the 5th track of Slayer's Reign in Blood album.
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"Kiwa Hirsuta was discovered in March 2005 [...] along the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge [...] south of Easter Island at a depth of 2,200 meters (7,200 ft), living on hydrothermal vents." -Wikipedia
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More guitar noodlings.
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A guitar instrumental with too much soloing and not enough melody. Thanks for listening.
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A 7-string guitar instrumental I made up. Thanks for listening.
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A guitar instrumental. Thanks for listening.
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"Motorbreath" variation from Metallica's debut studio album Kill 'Em All. "Kill 'Em All is regarded as a groundbreaking album for thrash metal because of its precise musicianship, which fuses new wave of British heavy metal riffs with hardcore…
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A heavy metal track I recorded, thanks for listening.
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"Django Reinhardt (January 1910 – May 1953) was a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist, musician and composer." -Wikipedia
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pseudo jazz with some fusion added?
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"Springsteen acquired the nickname 'The Boss' during this period; when he played club gigs with a band he took on the task of collecting the band's nightly pay and distributing it amongst his bandmates. Springsteen is not fond of this nickname…read more
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For this track I used a scale that John McLaughlin once mentioned in an interview, which I later figured out was a Phrygian Dominant scale with the flat-6 omitted. Thanks for listening.
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Some heavy metal to get the blood circulating. Thanks for listening.
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I wanted to record a track using only my fingers (no guitar picks used to play any guitar or bass parts); and this is the result. Thanks for listening.
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A neoclassical style lick with some other stuff added. Thanks for listening.
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playing my gee-tar is fun.
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When I was growing up, there were two things that were unpopular in my house. One was me, and the other was my guitar.
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Just fooling around with the Byzantine scale (also known as the Double Harmonic scale). Thanks for listening.
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"[Joe Satriani] was inspired to play guitar at age 14, after hearing of the death of Jimi Hendrix. He has been said to have heard the news during football practice, where he then announced to his coach that he was quitting to become a guitarist…
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So I got my new Guitar World magazine in the mail and wanted to record something. I looked at the tablature for "Man on the Silver Mountain" by Rainbow and just started recording without listening to the song or following the tab or anything.
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"The 'Ride of the Valkyries' refers to the beginning of act 3 of Die Walküre, the second of the four operas constituting Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. As a separate piece, the 'Ride' is often heard in a purely instrumental version…read more
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Playing my 7-string guitar can be quite enjoyable at times.
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found this on my computer, forgot i had it.
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"One of few guitarists in the first wave of free jazz in the 1960s, Sharrock was known for his heavily chorded attack, his highly amplified bursts of feedback, and his use of saxophone-like lines played loudly on guitar." -Wikipedia
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The first lick is based on pattern #629 from Slonimsky’s Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns. Thanks for listening.
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Heaviness with an unusual tuning.
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with a few harmony lines here and there.
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Parts of this track were based on patterns #11 and #225 from Slonimsky’s Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns.
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Low C metal.
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trying to play like yngwie and failing.
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An exoplanet of burning ice.
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Tried to record some counterpoint things but they all failed and then this stuff came out.
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Some parts of this track were based on pattern No. 1319 from Slonimsky’s Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns, hope you like it.
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https://youtu.be/IiFlzX6d2LU
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Playing in and out of key, with a challenging Holdsworth lick in there too.
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Recorded after listening to Coltrane's "Sun Ship" album.
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Quite a bit different from the original.
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The funk riff is from a Sly & the Family Stone song; and the 'Hungarian Gypsy' scale also makes a brief appearance. Thanks for listening.
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Tried to make a track that had a little bit of Mahavishnu Orchestra flavor.
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First time using an open G tuning: {D G D G B D}. Bluesman Son House used this tuning frequently.
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https://youtu.be/jucU3X-l4tY
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More info: https://youtu.be/4jc4UWj6aUQ
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https://youtu.be/xSVcq3R5OPQ
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Tried to make a track that sounded like Buckethead. https://youtu.be/t263Hx2a2LI
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https://youtu.be/TMUiNfnDCjw
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https://youtu.be/UqbptYKGXBs
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Some parts of this track were based on pattern No. 1155 from Slonimsky's Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns, hope you like it. https://youtu.be/XSb_aIGLNnY
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Some parts of this track were based on pattern No. 6 from Slonimsky's Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns, hope you like it. https://youtu.be/VlP-aONHBBY
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Improv over a diminished chord then it goes into a funk jam.
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Listen for the Holdsworth lick.
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https://youtu.be/aENWTFLq2ao
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https://youtu.be/yzhneRy2ydE
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From Satriani's 'Flying in a Blue Dream.'
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A metal instrumental. Tuned my guitar down pretty low for this one.
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A little jam I made up based on one chord, hope you like it (in some places the lead guitar is mixed too loud, what a bummer).
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https://youtu.be/iaHGvOYgFRQ
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https://youtu.be/OZGKDEzcB_A
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Henry Mancini wrote some cool stuff.
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Recently I read Greg Renoff's excellent book "Van Halen Rising" and learned a ton about Eddie, one of my early guitar heroes.
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Don't Smash That Guitar, Play It Instead
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Heard this chord progression on the movie Rudderless and wanted to improvise on it.
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This is a major variation of a Sunn O))) song, it's pretty heavy so I don't think you'll like it much. But thanks for listening anyway.
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Been reading Yngwie's memoir Relentless and although there are many untruths it is still entertaining and inspiring.
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didn't mean to take up all your sweet time
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took the chord progression from "The Weight" by The Band and added some things to it.
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Sundown ya better take care If I find you been creepin' 'round my back stairs
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Noodling in the lydian mode.
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From the movie "Excalibur," Merlin's Charm of Making: Anál nathrach, orth bháis bethad, do chél dénmha. English: Serpent's breath, charm of death and life, thy omen of making.
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Just when the guitar solos start to become boring they become robotic.
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In this track the guitar melodies and solos are based on an unusual scale John McLaughlin (of Mahavishnu Orchestra fame) liked to use. It's basically a Phrygian Dominant scale with the flat-6 removed.
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Took inspiration from Dave Brubeck's 'Take Five' instrumental. It's in 5/4 time. Thanks for listening.
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"Play what you know and then play above that." -Miles Davis
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Just a goofy song I made up about trolls (the mythological creature, not the internet kind).
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A track inspired by Miles Davis's tune "Fat Time," even though it doesn't sound very much like it. Thanks for listening.
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Built this jam around the bass line to Miles Davis's tune "Bitches Brew." In some places I tried to get my lead tone to sound like a trumpet.
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From the Jan 2015 issue of Guitar World magazine, arrangement by Jimmy Brown. I didn't do his ending, but I did add a couple solos in the middle.
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Silly cover of a silly song.
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Major variation of this fusion tune.
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Sorry about the bum lick around 1:41, maybe some of the licks after that will make up for it.
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Sudden insight into a transcendental truth.
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Surprised I recorded a song by The Cure, it just happened out of nowhere.
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No way could I ever sing this.
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Did quite a bit of this in my younger days.
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Heavy version with Sharrock inspired solos. I live 1hour45min from Tulsa.
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My attempt to record something that sounded like Zorak's band from Space Ghost Coast to Coast (Sonny Sharrock).
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some scary witchcraft music.
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"Where is the lightning to lick you with its tongue? Where is the madness with which you should be cleansed? Behold, I teach you the Übermensch: he is this lightning, he is this madness." -Nietzsche
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"I've been trying to find a way for the terror and the beauty to live together in one song." -Sonny Sharrock
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just an instrumental.
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Beware the coming technological singularity.
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A heavy metal thing.
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Something I recorded for an online course.
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Something more mellow. Got the idea from an Andy Aledort column in Guitar World magazine but can't remember which one and can't find the issue now. Thanks for listening.
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This is an extreme variation of Paganini's 24th Caprice, no where near the original. I just took some parts from it and did them my own way, not trying to follow the original version at all. Thanks for listening.
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Just an instrumental I came up with on the 7-string. Wanted to try a few harmonized licks. Guitars and bass are me but the drums aren't (as with all my stuff).
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Originally by Freddie King, I did the John Mayall (Eric Clapton) version since the March 2014 issue of Guitar World mag has a good transcription of it. Looking back now I wish my lead tone wouldn't have been quite so harsh in places.
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Not the whole thing, just the first 16 bars of it, with other stuff added. Made up the chord progression by ear so it's not legit.
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Trying to swing a little bit.
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Just came up with a funk groove so I could shamelessly shred over it for fun.
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I took some phrases from Bach's work "Prelude No. 2 in C Minor (BWV 847)" and added some other stuff. Hope you like it.
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On Wikipedia I read this about the great jazz pianist Bud Powell: "...his solos could be heard to emulate the horn players' attack — with the use of frequent arpeggios punctuated by chromaticism," so the first thing you hear is a lick that uses…read more
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Just a silly song I made up based on the title of an Accept song. I like Accept and was listening to one of their albums the other day and later when I went to record something the title "Flash Rockin' Man" was in my head and I just used that…read more
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Got the basic idea for this from Keith Wyatt's Guitar World column (Talkin' Blues, Feb 2014) in which he discusses some of guitarist Grady Martin's work.
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Didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped (my left forearm was burning like hell after each take). After the acoustic version, there's a distorted version, but the tapped harmonics at the beginning sound pretty crappy with distortion. I also added…
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Just one of those things that pops out when nobody's looking...
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I was reading about Tosin Abasi and listening to a lot of his music around the time I recorded this, even though it doesn't sound very much like his stuff.
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My attempt at singing this failed miserably, so I just soloed all the way through it.
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I tried to get my soloing tone to sound like a trumpet. Thanks for listening.
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Just playing over a common 2-5-1 jazz chord progression.
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Recorded this after watching an excellent instructional video by the great jazz guitarist Emily Remler (R.I.P.)
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Just one of those things where I sat down and started recording and this stuff came out. Hope you like it.
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just a recording done with my new 7-string guitar, it's working good so far...
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I took some material from Steel Panther guitarist Satchel's column in the October 2013 issue of Guitar World magazine and made this up.
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Inspired by the scene in the movie "Shine" where David Helfgott sits down at the piano in the restaurant and plays "Flight of the Bumblebee."
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It's just the intro to "Dreaming" with me adding some extra stuff. Lately I've been reading "As Above, So Below - The Unauthorized Yngwie Biography." It's extremely interesting although it has lowered my opinion of Yngwie as a person quite a bit…read more
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I really like Sonny Sharrock's approach to the guitar. It's hard for me to play totally "free" like he could.
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An instrumental based on the Arabian-major scale, which I got from Mike Chlasciak's "Exotic Blood" column in the Holiday 2013 issue of Guitar World magazine. Hope you like it.
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Saw a documentary on Brendon Small, the dude who does Dethklok, and got some ideas from it, which turned into this thing.
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In an online course on Einstein's miracle year of 1905 we had to do a creative project and I was going to submit this but never did. Hope you think it's funny.
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a little guitar solo inspired by Yngwie Malmsteen.
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song by T. Hogarth, instructor in a coursera guitar course, i just improvised over it.
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An instrumental inspired by Dream Theater.
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Hadn't played guitar in a while, started recording and this stuff came out.
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Another exercise. We had to do something with the G Major scale which is why you hear me play it at the beginning.
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This just an exercise from a Coursera guitar course I took a few months ago. Some other people liked this track on Soundcloud so I thought I'd upload it here.
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didn't get too close to the original but it was fun trying.
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an assignment for a coursera guitar course.
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Boom, boom, boom, boom I'm gonna shoot you right down Right offa your feet Take you home with me Put you in my house JOHN LEE HOOKER - BOOM BOOM
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Originally an assignment for a Coursera guitar course given by Berklee College of Music. My final grade for the whole course was 98.3%, yay!
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An instrumental inspired by Dragonforce.
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It sucks living in tornado alley. (Some of the licks in this tune are from a blues column by Keith Wyatt in which he discusses harmonica licks by Little Walter.)
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Another exercise i recorded for a Coursera course.
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just a fingerpicking exercise with some improvisation that i recorded for a Coursera course.
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I got a black cat bone I got a mojo tooth I got a John the Conqueroo I'm gonna mess with you
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a Guitar World column by Keith Wyatt gave the main riff to "Boogie Uproar," an instrumental by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown along with some of the licks, so i just improvised on those and didn't try to stick to the original very much.
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i just played some simple triads that matched the basic chord progression to Pachelbel's Canon in D(didn't try to play the original melody or anything), then improvised a few solos, hope you like it.
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weirdness inspired by phrases from Comte de Lautréamont's book "Maldoror".
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another guitar instrumental with some harmonies around the 1:20 mark.
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just messing around and recorded a guitar instrumental...
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Just jamming on Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Cold Shot" riff.
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In a recent Guitar World mag column they mentioned Albert Collins' tune "The Freeze" and said it was based on only 4 little licks, so I tried to recreate it but my recording is lame compared to the intensity of Collins' 1958 original.
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I read the title phrase in a book and thought it sounded kinda cool...
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I'm just an old 80s guitar player I guess...
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hadn't played guitar in a couple months and this was one of the first things I recorded...
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just jamming on a couple of the riffs from that Iron Maiden tune...
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i wish i could improvise over different chord changes like John Coltrane and Charlie Parker and Bud Powell, but mostly i just have to stay in one key, and it's kind of a bummer...
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just an instrumental jam i recorded about a year ago...
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pretty cheesy but i kinda like cheesiness sometimes...
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i think it's a Rage Against the Machine riff...
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messing around with a cheapo keyboard for a little bit...
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tongue-in-cheek death metal inspired by Hellhammer...
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see me coming better step aside, a lot of men didn't and a lot of men died...
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when i was 14 i used to play air guitar on my tennis racket to this instrumental. i used the transcription in the new (dec 2012) issue of Guitar World. cliff Burton plays an awesome solo in this tune and for 4 bars he actually HARMONIZES his own…
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hey, new vocalist! (sorry about the bum notes in the first guitar solo.)
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i like Zen and Bodhidharma and about a year ago while in a Zen phase i came up with this jam...
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B-B-B-B-Bad B-B-B-B-Bad B-B-B-B-Bad Bad to the bone
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trying to play like the great Django and not getting too close...
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some heavy metal every once in a while doesn't hurt too much...
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a little blues for you...
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trying to sound like the great Freddie King...
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wanted to record some harmony lines as a little exercise, used A minor and the relevant modes...
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Alan Vega and Martin Rev! What an awesome band.
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