Lesson 1: Speed Picking To shred like Buckethead, you need to be able to pick fast and accurately. In this lesson, I’ll show you several Buckethead-like. Learn & play tab for lead guitar with free online tab player, speed control and loop. Download original Guitar Pro tab.

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Tremolo Tap A simple budkethead cool idea to end your tapping display. This is difficult to show as a tab Trust me, your elbow will fall off. However, I have made a few licks and exercises to help you come close to recreating the Buckethead style. Remember all of these exercises can be played anywhere on the neck, on any strings. Try running down any minor Pentatonic scale using alternate picking. Tyler Larson bucksthead the founder of the guitar-centric website Music is Win.

Speed Picking To shred like Buckethead, you need to be able to pick fast and accurately. Maybe ‘cos I can pull-off faster than fret lesxon note, but when you play descending licks it really does sound like your doing a lot more than you are.

Buckethead lesson tab?

You should pick fast the same as how you pick slow. While his outrageous catalog of more than studio albums contains every guitar technique under the sun, buckethdad examination of his live playing has revealed some tendencies, some of which I’ll show you in this lesson.

Buckethead is a mysterious genius who blends classic guitar sounds with some of the most otherworldly guitar sounds you’ve ever heard. Once you’ve got the tremolo picking down, smoothly hitting the correct string only, at a constant speed, you’ll be ready to move on to the next excerise. This will help you get used to the fast wrist action.

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You can’t get any faster than tremolo picking on one note. Ascending Lick A classic ascending ie: Please try to use them as an addition to your style rather than as a way to bucketheead Buckethead.

Each tremolo picked note should be played for the same amount of time as it takes you to play all the other notes in the phrase, before you hit the next tremolo picked note. Descending licks sound faster than ascending ones.

This is a moveable pattern – move it up and down the neck and strings to create a kinda robotic blur. Remember, this is just an bhckethead, extend it and play around with it I made it up completly at random one day and it sounds kinda cool, so I’ve included it in this lesson.

It’s even better when they actually have the skills to validate that fame, and the subject of this edition of my Habits of Then, with the left hand, slide from 2nd to 14th fret and back again as fast as you can without a break. For it to work properly, I hold my pick arched inside my middle finger, like I discussed in my lesson on holding picks when tapping. Be buckethesd to advoid unwanted string noise because of the string skips.

Tremolo Before you start on any of the other exercises in this lesson I’d recommend working on your tremolo picking. It sounds like your shredding all over the place when actually your just moving down a simple box shape.

Try adding an octaviser to make a really weird robot sound. This sounds really frenzied. There is already a great lesson with pictures on this site showing how to do the infamous ‘6-finger’ tap, so I’ll leave that out.

This is not a difficult exercise, as long as you can tap fast. Mixing byckethead minor and whole tone sounds with utter disregard for the traditional expectations of the listener, Buckethead is a master of intrigue, transporting you through a vortex of multi-finger sweep tapping arpeggios and sensually massaged bends, all the while standing stoically above you, as if this is just another day in the land of Buckethead.

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If you change your picking action to go fast, it will sound unhinged.

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Alternate Picking Practicaly all of Bucketheads speed when he lets rip in a solo is alternate picking. Then, I use my index finger to tap the A string and my ring finger to tap the B string.

OK, in case the title of these lessons is misleading, no one can solo exactly like Buckethead. However, slide up the neck while doing bufkethead, so each one of the phrases is only played once.


Once you get that mastered, you’re on your way. Anyway, here’s a little sequence to practice using your index and middle finger to tap. Sliding Taps This one rules!

His three-note-per-string approach is something that’s glaringly important in his phrasing—and something I examine in my Guitar Super System course, so be sure to sign up if you want to learn more.

Make sure you always alternate fingers, so it’s like: Notice how the tremolo picked notes are thrown in to create an even faster sounding lick.

His entertaining and educational buckkethead receives millions of views per month and has enrolled tens of thousands of students in his online guitar courses, which rank among the highest satisfaction ratings of any online educator in the music industry.

All these examples are played using a bridge humbucker pick-up and a compresser ideally.