Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Far Beyond The Sun (Cover) [Ibanez JBM100]

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  1. TheTrooper

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    Hey Sevenstringers,
    I recorded a cover of this super-classic-shred-anthem from YJM's 1st solo album Rising Force.
    If somebody has/had concerns about the JBM not being versatile enough and only good for chugga-chugga-chug-chug-djent, well you can change your mind.

    Axe Fx provides the sound (Tone Match of FBTS Lead and Reverb), not sure where I got the backing track.
    The video was recorded with an Iphone 5s and a Zoom Q4 on the headstock (Damn, that thing is HEAVY, it forces you to balance it's weight and it's not that easy).
    One single take, no post processing.

    Please remember: How can less be more? MORE IS MORE! :shred:

    Hope You like it!
    Cheers!

     
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    Thumbs up from me nice job!
     
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    Strong work! Very clean playing. I love the clips you put in during the keyboard solo.
     
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    Alberto7 Sillygoose Engineering

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    Damn, son, that was some fine playing! Back when I started playing guitar, it was my dream to one day cover this song. Needless to say, I gave up on that dream loooong ago. :lol:

    Congrats dude, and fantastic job!

    And have to agree; the clips during the keyboard solos were absolutely perfect. :rofl:
     
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    Cool how modern equipment is being used to record a classic piece! I have to admit that never listened to Ingwie - first minute the song seemed easy licks but afterwards you entered beast mode dude ..hehe
     
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    Some licks are repeated thru the song different times, but yeah, this song it's not for the heart fainted or the timid; it's an awesome workout for economy picking though.
    You know, the song itself has that "modern/vintage" thing built in: It's technical playing, but played with just a Strat; pretty impressive considering it was 1984

    Yngwie was (and is) such a big influence.
    I don't recollect the first time I heard Rising Force, but I do remember a funny episode.
    Some years ago, I was playing GTA with a friend and I had headphones on.
    At some point, Far Beyond came on, and halfway thru it, I basically stopped playing with the Joystick and crashed somewhere; my friend thought I was having a stroke or something like that, and he goes:" Are You Ok?" "Yes" "What the heck are You doing?" "You wouldn't understand!" :lol:
    It's really mind blowing.

    The clips were indeed a funny (and practical) idea.
    During the keyboard solos I was probably scratching my balls or doing something silly, I had to cover that footage Haha
    Well, I used them as a joke clearly, after the face-melting solos .:lol:

    Thanks to everybody for the kind words!
     
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    Is there anything Marco CAN'T DO?! :shred:
     
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    You're too kind Tom :agreed:
     
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    Harry Doom man of Doom. Contributor

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    My only criticism : Where's the super aggressive wide vibrato? It's just not Yngwie without that!
    That said, your picking technique is superb and far beyond (the sun :lol:) what I can do.
    Not sure what string gauge you use, but the 8-11-14 gauge (1st/2nd/3rd) strings Yngwie uses goes a long way making those wide vibrato techniques a lot more achievable.
     
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    I do have a wide vibrato, but You are absolutely right, his is from another planet; without scalloped fretboard his kind of vibrato is completely impossible to get though; I'm using a 11-52 set in D standard (half step down from the original song) but it's in part true that thinner strings give some help in that case, but the scalloped fretboard is what really gives You the "pornographic vibrato mode".
    Of course, let's give proper credit to the Master, because he is THE MASTER: his technique (and his TONE) is just flawless, particularly on Rising Force.

    Every guitar player that is familiar with Yngwie (beginner, average or even experienced player) associate his name with "fast" "harmonic minor" "doughnuts" (this was such a cheap joke :lol:) but when I think of him, "Vibrato" is what really comes to my mind first.

    Thanks for the kind words :)
     
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    nice job man :yesway:
     
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    Thanks man :D
     
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    Great job man!!! \m/
     
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    Thanks man :metal:
     

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