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stevelankford313
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stevelankford313
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10/24/2020 5:13 am

Hey Mike,

I'm still working on Casey Jones, while trying to work on blending hybrid picking and palm muting at random times desired. But i don't want to use either without staying random so i can constantantly change during any song to keep things interesting.

Anyway just to work on something different i pulled up ''A touch of Grey'' and went through the rythym and chord progressions. Looking at the solo section at a glance i was wondering did you teach that by the phrase bar or what, and how would you recommend trying to best remember all of that. I would love to be good enough at playing over chord changes to just maybe take what i could and fill blanks myself but i'm not there yet. Any suggestions on how to memorize all that quickly. Masterful job by the way on that solo ''Jerry style'' Thanks Mike!


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Mike Olekshy
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Mike Olekshy
Guitar Tricks Instructor
Joined: 09/21/10
Posts: 1,048
10/24/2020 1:09 pm

Hey Steve! Thank for the kind words - Jerry's playing on Touch Of Grey is so great.

For the most part, that solo progression changes chords once every few bars. And notice how he mostly plays one melodic phrase per chord. So, that's the way I would attack learning this solo -- work on each phrase one at a time.

Memorization starts to happen due to the repetition. There's no magic bullet, so just keep grinding it out, and soon enough, you'll find you've memorized it!

As for the hybrid picking and palm muting techniques, be sure you have some exercises that target these techniques in your practice routine, then of course, pepper them in and out of all the songs you are working on to apply them. It takes time, but eventually you will gain the ability to use those techniques without even thinking about them!

Keep at it, and let me know how it goes!

Mike

Originally Posted by: stevelankford313

Hey Mike,

I'm still working on Casey Jones, while trying to work on blending hybrid picking and palm muting at random times desired. But i don't want to use either without staying random so i can constantantly change during any song to keep things interesting.

Anyway just to work on something different i pulled up ''A touch of Grey'' and went through the rythym and chord progressions. Looking at the solo section at a glance i was wondering did you teach that by the phrase bar or what, and how would you recommend trying to best remember all of that. I would love to be good enough at playing over chord changes to just maybe take what i could and fill blanks myself but i'm not there yet. Any suggestions on how to memorize all that quickly. Masterful job by the way on that solo ''Jerry style'' Thanks Mike!


Keep rockin!
Mike Olekshy
GT Guitar Coach

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