Tuesday, 6 May 2014
10 Year Old Freya Pomfret Plays Hail To The King by Avenged Sevenfold On Guitar.
10 Year Old Girl Freya Plays Hail To The King by Avenged Sevenfold On Guitar!
Tomorrow my new album - A Matter of Perception - goes to mixing, and today I shall have the greatest day off that's ever been had. Big sigh...
A Matter of Perception features: Alex Argento, Mike Ball, Bryan Beller, Anthony Crawford, Virgil Donati, Stu Hamm, Ameya Kalamdani, Eli Marcus, Marco Minnemann, and Aquiles Priester.
So I’m guilty of one of the main sins of guitar playing. You know which one I mean. A lot of us do it. You spend all this time at home on a metronome working out these tricky licks and then you get on stage and you want to show them off—to everyone. Loudly. All the time. Tapping slides or pinch harmonics in between phrases of verses (cue dirty look from singer), unbelievably loud lead channel with ridiculous delay (dirty look from FOH), syncopated string-skipping nonsense (unison dirty looks from rhythm section), playing between songs when the singer is plugging the band’s website, etc, etc. I’ve lost count of how many times the other guitarist of the Iron Maidens has looked at me and said sternly: “Nita, Dave Murray does not do any dive bombs!” We do it because it makes us happy! And we feel like it’s appropriate—as in, all the time.
All of that goes to say this: Drop Dead Shred is going to be a column by one of us, for us. Guitarists who aren’t into this may not like it, but for the rest of you, I’m going to share some of my favorite fun techniques to integrate into your playing and spice things up a bit. It’ll be up to you to use your powers wisely and not get kicked out of bands for overplaying. What I plan to do in each installment is to show you a bit of the journey I went on technique-wise to get to the final version. Obviously everyone learns things in a different sequence and because I’m entirely self-taught, I’m in no way saying this is the only right way. This is what I did that worked for me. We’ll be starting with the basic version and working up to what I do now.
Check out the lessons with tab and sound samples: