Lesson 1: Speed Picking To shred like Buckethead, you need to be able to pick fast and accurately. In this lesson, I’ll show you several Buckethead-like. Learn & play tab for lead guitar with free online tab player, speed control and loop. Download original Guitar Pro tab.
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Notice how the tremolo picked notes are thrown in to create an even faster sounding lick. All these examples are played using a lesaon humbucker pick-up and a compresser ideally.
You have to tip your hat or bucket to people who lesosn known by one name. Sliding Taps This one rules! However, slide up the neck while doing it, so each one of the phrases is only played once.
Make sure you always alternate fingers, so it’s like: If you’ve never seen it before, I’d advise trying to get hold of the first Rock In Rio 3 solo on video, as you get a good close-up of the technique. Once you’ve got the tremolo picking down, smoothly hitting the correct string only, at a constant speed, you’ll be ready to move on to the next excerise.
And we don’t want anyone losing any arms Also, try not leson worry about when the exact moment is that you should be tapping, just tap fast and move upwards, then downwards. You can’t get any faster than tremolo picking on one note. Now, put the last 3 exercises together buckethexd create this psycho-speed Buckethead-like lick, and remember, strict alternate picking throughout. The more licks you know, the faster and more varied your solos will become.
Most importantly, try not to wear a bucket on your head, because I tried it, and it’s really hard to play guitar that way. Be careful to advoid unwanted string noise because of the bhckethead skips.
Tremolo Tap A simple but cool idea to end your tapping display. This will budkethead you get used to the fast wrist action. Descending licks sound faster than ascending ones.
It sounds like your shredding all over the place when actually your just moving down a simple box shape. Try to think of buckethea speed solos like this – a collection of fast licks rather than one massive section.
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Try adding an octaviser to make a really weird robot sound. If you don’t, your shred will not be as good as it could be – when you’re playing a solo, you need to be able to speed up and slow down smoothly.
His three-note-per-string approach is something that’s glaringly important vuckethead his phrasing—and something I examine in my Guitar Super System course, so be sure to sign up if you want to learn more. Maybe ‘cos I can pull-off faster than buckeyhead a note, but when you play descending licks it really does sound like your doing a lot more than you are.
Tremolo Before you start on any of the other exercises in this lesson I’d recommend working on your tremolo picking. Speed Picking To shred like Buckethead, you need to be able to pick fast and accurately. Once again, strict alternate picking is required for this. However, play it however feels comfortable to you. Anyway, here’s a little sequence to practice using your index and middle finger to tap. Buckwthead tap a fret, pull-off, then hammer on with the fret hand, in the classic Van Halen style.
Buckethead is a mysterious genius who blends classic guitar sounds with some of the most otherworldly guitar sounds you’ve ever heard. I made it up completly at random one day and it sounds kinda cool, so I’ve included it in this lesson. This is a moveable pattern – move it up and down the neck and strings to create a kinda robotic blur.
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Each tremolo picked note should be played for the same amount of time as it takes you to play all the other notes in the phrase, before you hit the next tremolo picked note. Then, I use my index finger to tap the A string and my ring finger to tap the B string. Hope this helps you: This sounds really frenzied. I can’t show this in tab, but I’ll explain it. If you change your picking action to go fast, it will sound unhinged.
There is already a great lesson with pictures on this site showing how to do the infamous ‘6-finger’ tap, so I’ll leave that out. In this lesson, I’ll show you several Buckethead-like exercises, and then put them all together to make a cool lick in the style of Buckethead.
For it to work properly, I hold my pick arched inside my middle finger, like I discussed in my lesson on holding picks when tapping. Remember all of these exercises can be played anywhere on the neck, on any strings.
In the exercises, when tremolo picking is used, I’ve shown it by putting ‘tr’ above the note.
Alternate Picking Practicaly all of Bucketheads speed when he lets rip in a solo is alternate picking. However, I have made a few licks and exercises to help you come bucjethead to recreating the Buckethead style.
While his outrageous catalog of more than studio albums contains every guitar technique under the sun, an examination of his live playing has revealed some tendencies, some of which I’ll show you in this lesson. You should pick fast the same as how you pick slow. This is not a difficult exercise, as long as you can tap fast.
Descending Lick Another good example of a typical Buckethead descending ie: Try muting with the fret hand, or use a Noisegate if you’ve got one. A because Buckethead is the almighty grand master of guitar, and B everyone has their own individual style lessn playing. Remember, this is just an example, extend it and play around with it OK, in case the title of these lessons is misleading, no one can solo exactly like Buckethead.