To put my USX skills to the test, I decided to take on some of my favorite Yngwie solos. There are some mistakes here and there, some big jumps across the fretboard are really hard to play smoothly. I think I have managed how to play it note for note. However, the part at 0:29 remains a mystery to me. The way I play it uses a hammer-on in a way Joe Stump uses hammer-ons. If you guys know how Yngwie plays that, be my guest and please tell me. I’m curious.
Nicely done! Yngwie revisits this style of solo on Fire and Ice.
Fantastic playing and great efficiency in your picking! It sounds like you really nail Yngwie’s aggressive picking style and screaming vibrato! I know you can’t play very loud where you are, but it would have been even better if we could hear your great playing a bit louder.
Sounds awesome. Agree that it would be nice to hear your part louder in the mix.
I transcribed this a while ago: https://www.soundslice.com/slices/sgHcc/
Sounds like your question is at bar 78. I think Yngwie is using pulloffs here to facilitate his classic UUD 3 string arpeggio technique. The tricky bit is definitely the skip from the G string to the E string with outside alternate picking.
I love your transcriptions, you are doing God’s work! I would submit on bar 78, he plays the arps down pull off (on the high e), then up up. It flows easier and he seems to play down beats on a down stroke.
That’s certainly an effective solution, but I don’t think it’s the way Yngwie does it.
You can see the picking of this sequence in this live performance here: https://www.soundslice.com/slices/pQFfc/
I labeled the section here “Arps”. If you slow it down you can clearly see him starting the high note of each arp with an upstroke. Praise the camera man
I think this is one of those cases where a more “efficient” mechanic is possible, but Yngwie is too stubborn to alter his technique to sweep with upstrokes unless it’s a 5 or 6 string arpeggio.
I stand corrected! I just looked at his instructional video too and sure enough, he always starts on the upstroke pull off, up down down.