Kevin Estrella spent two years listening and studying Yngwie’s music.
Having put that much dedication, he has deep insight into his technique, style, and much more.
In this lesson, he shares the most important thing I ever learned about Yngwie. Kevin considers this the MOST IMPORTANT LESSON of all his lessons he will create. The lesson, Yngwie’s Secret, can be viewed and purchased at this link.
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.
From Hamilton, Ontario, Pyramids on Mars is Canada’s hottest instrumental rock band. This video is a performance of the debut song single “Pyramids on Mars” with Kevin on lead and rhythm guitars and Craig Estrella on bass. All music written, arranged, engineered, performed by Kevin Estrella. All guitars, bass, keyboards, drum programming by Kevin Estrella.
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.
- 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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If you like Kevin’s fingerboard art, you can order one here.