“Unofficial Tommo” here
Loosely inspired by the song “Thinking Machine” by the great Vinnie Moore, I wrote this thing that uses a lot of spread triads and ascending / descending scale runs. As usual, I indulged in my fixation to double and triple track things - but for the solo I held back and only double tracked it
I hope you will enjoy it and I am including the tabs in case anyone wants to learn and practice some of the licks. FYI the tempo is 108 bpm, so the sextuplet runs are fast but not “John Petrucci fast”
EDIT: I’m replacing the YT link with a Vimeo one, I corrected some volume imbalances in the mix.
In my opinion this is a much better way to “practice 3nps scales” or similar mixed escape thingies: put them in a song, and use them sparely. In “real life playing” you don’t really play 300 reps of a scale, you you maybe have a couple of scale runs here and there, sandwiched in between other types of musical phrases. And you have to get that one repetiotion right! No time to “warm up into it”.
I did it “for fun”, but it ended up being a lot of work
EDIT: As suggested by @lars I’m posting some quickly rendered backing tracks. An “emptier” version without the doubling riff guitars and harmony tracks, and a “fuller” one. With the “emptier” one I had to cut the rhythm parts brutally in certain sections, so if there’s interest I should probably remix a better one later on. Let me know
“Emptier backing track” (no riffs, no harmonies)
“Fuller backing track” (doubled riffs and harmonies)
New EDIT: here’s a google drive link for the Stems as well as the DI tracks if anyone is interested (you’ll need to request permission but I’m happy to give it to any forummer!). Unfortunately I think the drums are slightly off, they need to be moved forward a little for everything to sound in time. I forgot the exact amount but I think it should be obvious by a combination of listening & looking at waveforms in a DAW '