Hey all guitar dudes and dudette's out there. This is Jake Dreyer
from White Wizzard
with my second video for Ultimate-Guitar.com.
This lick is a b Harmonic minor run beginning with an alternate picking sequence that outlines a Gmaj#11 arpeggio. Next is a classic sweep picking example going through two different inversions of the V chord of b harmonic minor, F# maj. This starts out with an ascending six string root position triad arpeggio followed by a descending and ascending three string 2nd inversion and a fifth string root position arpeggio. This leads right into a descending three octave alternate picked b harmonic minor run that begins on the G note on the high E string 15th fret. The notes of this run are G F# D C# B A# omitting the E.
Once the third octave is complete, the index finger shifts a half step from the A# on the sixth string, 6th fret to the B and begins an ascending b minor arpeggio. Once reaching the fifth of the chord (F#) on the high E string 14th I throw an extension of a b13 (G) using my 4th finger then using the T2 T3 tapping technique, tap the octave at the high E string 19th fret and the 9 (C#) at the 21st fret pulling off to the octave, b13, 5th and b3rd (B G F# D) then using the sweep picking technique descending the rest of the b minor arpeggio. This leads into an ascending second inversion C# fully diminished arpeggio starting on the b5 (G) on the fifth string 10th fret. This arpeggio makes multiple inversions before leading back into the beginning G maj#11 arpeggio that began the lick.
Finally ending with the most cliché baroque sounding harmonic minor ending I could come up with: a classic V-i cadence. Thanks a lot for watching the video and reading this nonsense. Have fun with this little melodic exercise.
Feel free to drop me a line with any questions, comments, hate mail whatever it might be at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Hope to see you on the road!
Jake Dreyer is the lead guitarist for Los Angeles based Heavy Metal band White Wizzard (Earache records). He has toured North America and Europe as support with such acts as Firewind and Iced Earth respectfully, as well as just completing a recent Japanese headlining tour. Aside from White Wizzard, Dreyer released an instrumental EP in May 2011 entitled "In The Shadows Of Madness
". For more information visit his website at http://jakedreyer.com/
for upcoming tour dates, videos, bio and pics.