Tapping Arpeggios (Part 3)
When we talk about the arpeggios, we don`t have to forget the diminished ones – the most useful arpeggios perhaps. All of the neoclassical players used diminished arpeggios in different positions and ways. So, I`ve played in the next 4 examples diminished arpeggios using string skipping and tapping techniques.
Examples 1 & 2 – the arpeggio positions are similar like those ones in my previous lessons “Tapping Arpeggios” (look at Part 1 Example 4, and Part 3 Example 5).
Examples 3 & 4 – I used “ring-tapping” licks, “tap-pull-retap” techniques with repetitive tones. These licks were inspirated of Greg Howe – he uses a lot of similar licks in his playing.
Try to play these unusual licks!"
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03.02.2003 All guitar transcriptions created by : Atanas G. Shishkov.
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Atanas Shishkov was born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria. He started to play the guitar at the age of 11. Atanas took his first private lessons by classical guitar in the early of 90`s. Later he joined in a band and he has many performances in his hometown. Inspired by Joe Satriani and Yngwie Malmsteen, Atanas decided to quit the band and to start exploring the guitar instrumental music. In the middle of 1994 he recorded his first demo project "On The Threshold".
Atanas continued to improve his playing by exploring many "Shrapnel" shredders such as Greg Howe, Vinnie Moore, Jason Becker, Tony Macalpine, Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert, Michael Lee Firkins and others, as well as the music of Steve Vai and Steve Morse. Atanas also continued to record his own new guitar instrumental experiments. In the summer of 1997 Atanas joined a band performing jam-sessions in a jazz-rock club in his hometown. He began to explore a lot of jazz players such as Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Allan Holdsworth, Frank Gambale, Scott Henderson and many jazz bands as well. His next recordings have more jazz and fusion orientation.
August 2002 - Atanas recorded his debut album "Flying Colours".
Since the beginning of 2003 Atanas is a guest columnist with his own guitar lessons at several guitar websites - Chops From Hell, Insane Guitar, iBreathe Music, The Shred Zone, Shredaholic, Fusion Site.
Since September 2003 his album "Flying Colours" is available for sale in Fossil Records` website.
February 2004 - Guitar9.com presented Atanas Shishkov in The Undiscovered page as "Master of Bulgarian Shred"!
September 2005 - Atanas` acoustic album "The Long Road" is also available on CD!
December 2006 - Atanas is working with his new band above the new project SPIRALESS, and the debut album is coming soon!