Even though solo and lead techniques rule the rock and heavy metal world, rhythm parts are the backbone for creating a full supportive sound. Glen demonstrates his first rhythm example.
Taught by Glen Drover in Glen Drover Artist Series seriesLength: 4:42Difficulty: 4.0 of 5
Former guitarist for Megadeth and Testament, thrasher Glen Drover presents his Artist Series and will touch on subjects such as speed, rhythm, and solo creation.
JamPlay.Com would like to welcome former guitarist for Megadeth and Testament, Glen Drover. His Artist Series will provide a wide array of solo and rhythm ideas accompanied by backing tracks. He will also...Length: 1:57 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Glen takes a quick look at a diminished solo idea that utilizes 3 notes per string as well as the legato technique.Length: 3:25 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Staying within the legato technique, Glen utilizes another backing track to help demonstrate another unique solo idea in the key of B minor.Length: 4:50 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
It's all about feeling the music, and Glen demonstrates ideas he may come up with when put on the spot for a solo. These ideas will influence your melodic and creative thinking.Length: 4:45 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Glen utilizes a new backing track to help demonstrate another legato style melodic solo.Length: 3:11 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Glen utilizes a heavy backing track to demonstrate a great 3 note per string lick that will really help with increasing speed between your fretting and picking hands.Length: 4:50 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Utilizing another fast and heavy backing track, Glen demonstrates a 2 note per string lick that is yet another great exercise for improving your right and left hand communication.Length: 3:51 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
How about another quick little exercise offering a multi-octave ascending run followed by an up tempo phrase ending?Length: 2:52 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
This exercise is meant to help produce speed with the picking hand. Start this exercise off slow. Over time, the right hand will get faster and faster with practice.Length: 2:35 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Glen demonstrates a great walk down exercise that will help synchronize both left and right hands together.Length: 3:47 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Combining a pentatonic riff with a harmonic minor riff, Glen introduces an exercise that utilizes a large portion of the guitar neck.Length: 3:51 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Glen presents a mysterious walk down exercise and explains how it can be used to improve both alternate picking and legato movement.Length: 4:34 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Glen will present an exercise that is a walk up utilizing nearly the entire fret board. There is a lot of movement in this exercise, so make sure those hands are stretched.Length: 4:50 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Glen presents a fast paced walk up and walk down routine that again will utilize a large portion of the fretboard.Length: 4:10 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Utilizing all 4 fingers on the fret hand, Glen demonstrates a great exercise that can be used to help strengthen those fingers and improve communication with the picking hand.Length: 5:20 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Heavy metal music offers plenty of opportunity for the guitarist and drummer to work together to create a certain emotion or effect. Glen demonstrates a piece that matches the double kick pattern provided...Length: 6:48 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Heavy metal music pulls influences from all different genres of music. Watch as Glen demonstrate a great heavy metal / blues influenced exercise that can help broaden the creative aspect of understanding...Length: 5:12 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Even though solo and lead techniques rule the rock and heavy metal world, rhythm parts are the backbone for creating a full supportive sound. Glen demonstrates his first rhythm example.Length: 4:42 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Glen presents his second exercise within his supportive rhythm segment. This idea uses lead techniques to help demonstrate how supportive rhythms function within a metal solo.Length: 5:04 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Glen demonstrates a unique tuning that allows certain special notes to ring out, creating a mysterious alternate picking exercise.Length: 7:59 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Utilizing all the techniques taught so far, Glen now presents a simple rhythm exercise and a solo to accompany it.Length: 7:39 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Glen presents another supportive rhythm exercise followed by a nice solo idea that can be overlaid to create a full heavy metal sound. Enjoy!Length: 11:27 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
It's time to change up the tuning. Glen uses drop C tuning and demonstrates a metal riff that helps with down-picking technique.Length: 9:38 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Here's another drop C riff. This time, Glen demonstrates fretting hand techniques that can help with speed.Length: 8:56 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Lesson 25 from Glen presents a detailed exercise that firmly builds up fret hand dexterity for both speed and accuracy.Length: 10:13 Difficulty: 4.0 FREE
Glen presents an inspiring solo packed full of techniques. This solo is very melodic and allows the player to put a lot of emotion into it.Length: 16:01 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Welcome to a lesson that offers a very chunky rhythm pattern with palm muting!Length: 9:26 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
About Glen Drover
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Glen Drover started playing the guitar at the age of 10 and quickly realize rock and metal was his genre of choice. He went on to start the band Eidolon with his brother Shawn and also played for acts including Megadeth, Testament, Queensrÿche and King Diamond.
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