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Sasuke199
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02/11/2008 12:42 pm
I have been working on Bark at the Moon for a while now, and I'm realizing that this solo is tough! Any tips on what to practice to get through those fast parts? Any help is appreciated,

Thanks.
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02/11/2008 11:50 pm
The best tip I can give you is to isolate the tougher parts of the solo.

Once you've broken up the solo in smaller peices, work on one at a time starting very slowly and speeding it up. When you can play some of the parts up to speed work putting the solo back together.

breaking up a solo and working on a specific part at a time will help you a lot as you won't have to learn the whole solo in one shot. You will also remember it a lot more since you'll have practiced each part till it's perfect.

Try it out and let us know how it goes.
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02/12/2008 7:43 am
if its the coordinated 12, 13, 15, 17th fret pulloffs on the B string, maybe you could subsitute that with taps instead. the tone wont be as the original but does it really matter?
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02/16/2008 1:32 am
I have not really had time to practice lately, because I just got a new drum kit, and I am taking lessons for that, and I have been pretty busy. as soon as I get a chance to practice it i'll let you know

Thanks for the advice btw
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02/16/2008 5:51 pm
the tapping part i'm sure you can get advice from anywhere, but that surely isn't the hard part of the solo. there is a run that rhoads does that is simply ascending 16th notes that are grouped into 6 notes per beat. it's the climax of the solo, you couldn't miss the part i'm talking about. the best advice i would give for this part is to (obviously) take it slower at first, and only concentrate on your left hand. just do hammer-ons and pull-offs at first or whatever you deem necesarry to get your speed up on that riff. i don't know where your chops are at as far as the right/left hand syncopation, but that riff will test them a bit.
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02/17/2008 6:15 am
Wasnt Bark at the Moon done by Jake e Lee? I dont think Rhoads played that on the album.
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02/23/2008 2:47 am
Originally Posted by: dreamstateWasnt Bark at the Moon done by Jake e Lee? I dont think Rhoads played that on the album.


Yeah it was.... Randy Rhoads was dead when that came out.... :( I'm sure he would've played it better though!

R.I.P Randy Rhoads!
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02/25/2008 12:26 am
whammy, my appologies. i'm terrible at the name games anyhow.
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03/09/2008 1:03 am
Originally Posted by: Sasuke199I have been working on Bark at the Moon for a while now, and I'm realizing that this solo is tough! Any tips on what to practice to get through those fast parts? Any help is appreciated,

Thanks.

get a life
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03/10/2008 1:47 am
I wish you would get a life instead of signing up for a damn forum to annoy people who actually have talent.
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03/15/2008 11:28 am
no need for negativity ;) you could try the amazing slow downer its a piece of softwae that slows down the music but doesnt loose any quality what so ever. its simply amazing. u may have to pay for it. (bit torrent is a kwl thing to have :P) ull be able to hear any sort of personal ways of playing like how they do there vibrato and how they attack there notes. this is really handy when trying to workout there ryhtymic phrases.
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