Alchemist – guitar solo tablature transcription

Mr. Fastfigner Alchemist – Guitar Solo – Free Tablature .

Free present for you. Guitar solo transcription to the guitar solo of the song Alchemist. Enjoy!


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Jump Like a Frog – Combat solo tablature

The short solo from Mr. Fastfinger’s tune “Jump Like a Frog” is filled with various challenging twists and turns. String skipping is used here to help perform some wide intervallic frog jumps! The few tapped notes help you go even beyond. Includes slow and fast isolated playthrough with click and then backing track segment. I’m challengin you to have a go on this!


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Creatures of the Midnight – main theme, easy arrangement

Playing Mr. Fastfinger music has never been so easy. It’s like running up the hill or climbing up the mountain. Just go for this. Play it!
This arrangement of Creature of the Midnight (from The Way of the Exploding Guitar -album) is not 100% how it was played on the record, but on the other hand it will let you to get creative and figure out the way you wish to play it yourself.
Have fun!

For further inspiration here’s a live version of the song being performed.

For those who are little more advanced or adventurous, here’s the guitar solo from the same song transcribed:
http://mrfastfinger.net/index.php/mr-fastfinger-turns-mark-knopfler


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Breathe

Here’s the main theme of Mr. Fastfinger song Breathe. It’s the actual composition, rest of the song was improvised along the way and keeps changing during performances. This is the only copy I could find of the transcription, paper copy. In the left corner you can see Lasses notes made in the studio about the song structure. Well it actually ended up being shorter. with extremily slow tempo, we realize there shouldn’t be too many rounds of the parts.

Btw. I composed the theme almost 20 years ago. Was planning to put if on Mr. Fastfinger’s debut album but couldn’t make it work.The way to make this really happen for this second album was to get Thomas, Lasse and Kalle into the studio at the same time. we recorded the basic tracks all together.

Enjoy and Breathe!

CD owners: Check out the Fretboard game page to get your BACKINGTRACK from the studio version of this song.


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The Power of the Power chords II

Was showing a part from Big Trummors to a student and this made me think about the power of 5 chords once again. There’s something very clever with the main part / main riff and how lines and melodies are added on top of it.

Big Trummors-powerchords-clip

1. THE POWER CHORDS

Here’s the simple foundation. The power chords which were the initial start for the whole composition. All the chords actually go perfectly in G minor scale. So with these powerchords only you would easily hear it as minor.

2. THE MELODY

But let’s put the melody line on top. This came as the second thing when I was composing this track. Huuuh, The B note makes the G5 chord turn into major chord. But it works, and makes everything sound suddenly much more interesting.

3. ARPEGGIATOR


Later I added this Alice Cooper “poisonish” guitar arpeggiationg line on top of it all. It gives some of the chords more color. This arpeggiatior can be heard after the solos.

4. THE HARMONY

If you stack up all the harmony of all these parts together you could come up with such chords as these. For something like a single acoustic guitar arrangement these chords could come up handy. Go fo it!

There’s actually more stuff happening on top with all the synths and strings but I let you analyse it as your homework.
Big Trummors is a proof of how strong and clever power chords actually can be. Powerchord leave a lot of room for the melodies and other instruments to play on. With a little extra harmony stuff on top of these chords you can do amazing sh*tuff!

If  you wish to practice some of these parts individually here’s the Guitar Pro 6 file for you: Big Trummors-stack.zip And here’s Guitar Pro 5 version.


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Zing Zing – The Solo

Oh yeah. Someone requested this tab a looong time ago when I put out some other parts of this song. Here it is.

A very flashy 80′s hairy kind of solo me thinks. I even made a video out of it. Enjoy.

This starts with some double bends and harmonics and stuff. But the real fun begins in bar 5. Was thinking of George Lynch when I did this diminished string-skipped stuff. these licks mix diminished and halftone-wholetone scales/arps in a cool way. More halftone – whole tone in bars 9-11 this time all altenate picked.
In bar 19-20 some typical octave arpeggio playing. The final has some more of nice alternate picking 16th notes.

ZING ZING – solo – backing
Note the cool groove this 7/8 beat gives the track. Very inspiring beat for soloing. Makes you wanna fly.

Zing Zing-Solo -GuitarPro6 zipped


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“Epic” transcribed

To celebrate the 5 YEARS of Guitar Shred Show some more. Here’s the full transcription to song “Epic” from the Mr. Fastfinger debut album. It’s one of the strongest tracks on the album and features plenty of interesting guitar action for studying purposes.


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“Exploding Solo” transcribed – update (1/2011)

To celebrate the 5 YEARS of Guitar Shred Show I’m giving you this present. I’ve recieved sooo many request to do the transcription to this solo during the past five years. This is the album version. The original Guitar Shred Show.com version is slightly different.

Anyways this solo is indeed a demanding one. Don’t try to master it all at once. I’d recommend practicing a bar or two at once. Starting very slowly and making sure everything gets clean and nice.  And after all the repeats finally speeding it up to fastfinger tempo. Hope you enjoy the two pages of terror techniques…


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Zing Zing – The Tap

Here’s the tapping version of the same Zing Zing pre-chorus. Based on the same chord progression of C- Dm – Bb – F as the riff. On the song the riff changes into this tapping pattern on the second (and third) round.

Mr. Fastfinger – Zing Zing – The Tap


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Zing Zing – The Riff

Sometime ago there was a request to transcribe the pre-chorus riff from Zing Zing. Here it finally is!

Mr. Fastfinger – Zing Zing – The Riff

The riff is mostly just arpeggiating the chords from the progression of C – Dm – Bb – F. Plenty of palm muted notes you find. Pay attention to some of the dynamics in playing. Especially the Bb notes in bar 7. In bar 6 there’s two guitars playing the slided melody line. Feel free to experiment if you can play the both lines together. Also remember to keep focus on your timing!


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