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How do I solo like Buckethead?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by AmazingGracePlayer, Aug 23, 2007.


  1. Buckethead's skills really amuse me, and I'd like to know how he does it. Most likely I'll never be able to play like he does, but I'd like to at least try. Is there a book or (preferably) a website that teaches how rip out those crazy guitar solos?
     
  2. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Transcribe as many of his solos as you can, get a Digitech Whammy and study his style as much as you can. Then you'll be well on your way to being a half baked carbon copy! :D
     
  3. What does the Digitech Whammy do?
     
  4. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Octaves and harmonies and stuff. Learn how to tap really fast too.
     
  5. I can tap really fast, but I don't know WHAT to tap really fast...
     
  6. Seems like you lack musical theory. Am I wrong?
     
  7. chadds

    chadds

    Mar 18, 2000
    Don't forget the bucket preferably without grease stains. Really though you have got to hear what he's doing. Also try to hear what you do to.
     
  8. Well, I know music theory. If you ask me a scale or chord, I can tell you what it is and I can play it. But if you give me a chord progression and just tell me to solo over it, I don't know what exactly to play.

    If I could see what he plays, it'll help a lot, because he plays too fast for me to just hear the notes.
     
  9. war_n_peace

    war_n_peace

    Aug 9, 2006
    USA
  10. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    You need freakishly long fingers! You ever look at his hands?
     
  11. standupright

    standupright

    Jul 7, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Brownchicken Browncow
  12. nortonrider

    nortonrider

    Nov 20, 2007
    Beat me to it!
     
  13. Rockman

    Rockman

    Mar 2, 2006
    Learn to play "out" in everything.
     
  14. nortonrider

    nortonrider

    Nov 20, 2007
  15. standupright

    standupright

    Jul 7, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Brownchicken Browncow

    orly.

    you mean like most guitarists "rock" the bass?
     
  16. nortonrider

    nortonrider

    Nov 20, 2007
    yep!
    and he can slap it too!
     

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