guitar lessons | Kevin Estrella, Pyramids on Mars™ | Diatonic 7th Arpeggio Melody


Description: This is a 3-String Arpeggio using the Dominant7th and Major7th voicing. It is a favourite arpeggio used by guitarist Jason Becker. Kevin show how to create very beautiful and melodic sequences using just two fingerings and discuss their applications.

Lesson here.

Kevin is the guitarist and composer of instrumental rock band Pyramids on Mars™. His music is hard rock, industrial, and metal infused with lead guitar melodies inspired by violin melodies of Baroque classical composers Bach & Vivaldi.

His lessons feature classical style lead techniques with Neo-Classical influences.

Kevin loves Yngwie Malmsteen. He wanted to learn to think like Malmsteen. This meant listening to his influences. Kevin discovered Bach, Vivaldi, and Paganini. Kevin’s goal was to make his guitar sound more like a violin, or harpsichord.

He developed a new style and approach to the instrument.

Lessons taught

  • Violin Melodic Phrasing
  • Pedal Tones
  • Diatonic Extensions
  • Symmetrical Scales (Harmonic Minor, Phrygian, Japanese)
  • Dom 7th and Major 7th arpeggios used by Jason Becker
  • Sweep Picking
  • String Skipping Arpeggios
  • Alternate Picking, Legato (In the Style of Joe Satriani)
  • Neo-Classical and Classical Style melodic phrasing in the style of Yngwie Malmsteen
  • J.S Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Nicolo Paganini, Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman, Jason Becker.

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