I’m trying to study some stuff from Vinnie’s Meltdown record. In this record he moved away from the classic 3 notes per string shred and adopted a “Blues player on steroids” style. A lot of the fast licks in this record seem to be based on the blues scale and hybrid picking (and also Mixolidian tones here and there).
I was wondering if anyone is aware of what are the basic techniques/cliches of this style of playing. For definiteness here’s a video of Vinnie demonstrating a few ideas of this type. If anyone is aware of what he is doing in detail and wants to share, I’d be very grateful, I think this sounds killer!
EDIT: and this is the application I have in mind - I think this technique is used for the “Check it Out” solo between 3:20 and 3:53 or so