How to Get Better at Guitar with DragonForce Herman Li & Tosin Abasi Animals As Leaders

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Shred Talk! DragonForce guitarist @Herman Li and @Tosin Abasi from Animals As Leaders, discuss how to learn to play guitar, how to practice the guitar for guitar players for all levels. They also discuss Selective Picking and other guitar techniques live on Twitch.
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Hadrien Ingrassia
Hadrien Ingrassia 9 օր առաջ
Not many notes as the vid with Richardson, but i m definitely not complaining about this cuz i m listening to a great conversation🔥 they are saying important things 😌👌🏼
Eric Neal
Eric Neal Ամիս առաջ
I can’t stand Tosin’s style and his guitar isn’t ergonomic at all; actually I hate the design; Herman is a great robot; he can play extremely fluent, fast & accurate but he suffers speed over creativity and Tosin suffers the he should’ve played bass or percussion because he’s constantly playing percussively and that gets old so fast.
Gmatty Ամիս առաջ
Selective picking ..... less labor intensive! so now I can play like Tosin? ;0)
Ian Scanlon
Ian Scanlon Ամիս առաջ
I’m still disturbed by Tosin thumb
PWR TRIP Ամիս առաջ
9:52 "solo... and... also, playin the melon"
michael gaspard
michael gaspard 2 ամիս առաջ
Great music conversations!
luster joker
luster joker 2 ամիս առաջ
Back in the day. We saved enough money from our allowance to buy some Video Instructions insert specials that was made by our guitar heroes at that time. We survived the anxiety to just relies on weekly or monthly Guitar Magazines that had some nice tutorials to do things with the guitar. I come from those days...and I feel really old these day when some great guitarists in this era uploading tutorials on AM-posts. lol
Altaxece Andrade
Altaxece Andrade 3 ամիս առաջ
he remenbers me Living colors guys
xultraragex 4 ամիս առաջ
his thumb bro
Hand hdhd
Hand hdhd 4 ամիս առաջ
Tosin is a god
Progknosis 4 ամիս առաջ
Exactly. Guitar Center for years every weekend and 5 to 7 hours self teaching. I still have over 70 official tabs and instructional books. I'm gettin my thump timing down pretty good. Living legends here 🤘🏾
wyeth 4 ամիս առաջ
advice unclear, thumb is now pointing in the wrong direction
EnVision 4 ամիս առաջ
16 year guitaring and still cant solo thats my life lol
seriadobr 4 ամիս առաջ
Andy wood and what other name?
Jack the Rabbit
Jack the Rabbit 4 ամիս առաջ
I love both these guys. Tosin, Herman...lets jam! 🐰❤️🎸🎶🤝✌️
Soldagg 4 ամիս առաջ
Two amazing guitarplayers and some good words. THat's true that you always learn and that's a good way of looking at things.
Sovilace 4 ամիս առաջ
All guitarist that play, practice and share their stuff are amazing. It's just up to you guys and the world to make the time to discover them.
Adam Weisman
Adam Weisman 4 ամիս առաջ
I seriously consider burning my guitars when I hear AAL.
YYStudio 5 ամիս առաջ
i just imagined that i'm sitting with them in that room without get notice and i was like.. ermm..yeah...damn...truth... i agree... coz their talking is much better and catchy than my solo....
joseph 5 ամիս առաջ
Very informative...I have thought about this type of playing where you mix legato and staccato notes and see that other players have as well. Very enjoyable video
Nellax 5 ամիս առաջ
Holy crap thats pretty good
γιωργος περρος
γιωργος περρος 5 ամիս առաջ
dude what the fukk is that shitttt thats it i quit
cegentry 5 ամիս առաջ
Haven’t really listened to Animals As Leaders. But how cool is this guy? I mean extremely down to earth. 👍👍
Julian Wilt
Julian Wilt 5 ամիս առաջ
What kind of heathen guifakist dislikes this video?? Oh wait.
Jared Poole
Jared Poole 5 ամիս առաջ
"Don't give up, but there's always someone better" - I wish I could go back and tell this to 22 yr old me.
James Bang
James Bang 5 ամիս առաջ
So glad to see you doing live stuff after being a fan of you for a decade. I remember you inspiring me the same way like Iron Maiden did. I used to go on the dragonforce site all the time. I was obsessed with you back in 2005. Loved that you played Ibanez. You made me want to grow my hair and self teach myself guitar. I ended up taking lessons from Matthew Mills. He also taught Jason Richardson. He’s local.
Troy Smith
Troy Smith 5 ամիս առաջ
That was such a helpful and interesting discussion guys, thank you :)
xyz chaos
xyz chaos 5 ամիս առաջ
Can someone write out the Names of the guys tosin mentioned? I can't quite make out the last Name
A 911 GT3RS
A 911 GT3RS 5 ամիս առաջ
Very well said, the master has failed many more times more than the beginner ever has!
auggie nelle
auggie nelle 5 ամիս առաջ
I love this , love hermans channel everything that he has been putting out there and all the comradery with other musicians is epic like just love it, friends helping friends, music giving and gaining just awesome!!! and tosin is just amazing!!!
Arifdm channel
Arifdm channel 5 ամիս առաջ
TexasPistolMassacre 6 ամիս առաջ
"They're only hammer ons" No, guitar hero, this isnt funny!
Damien Miller
Damien Miller 6 ամիս առաջ
This was so inspirational.
Judgement XX
Judgement XX 6 ամիս առաջ
Mental state once you have skill should pretty much consist of “I’m good, but I could be better”
NC2011 6 ամիս առաջ
first step: break your thumb
Jefferson Sales
Jefferson Sales 6 ամիս առաջ
I wonder what it'd sound like if Tosin had composed Through the Fire and Flames.
Janzell Garcia
Janzell Garcia 6 ամիս առաջ
Hi dragon🙂 I'm a guitarist from Philippines but I have no guitar to play can u give me one?plsss
aSawizALL 6 ամիս առաջ
I don’t know DragonForce outside of Through the Fire and Flames, but all these videos with Herman and guests have been incredibly valuable. Loads of good info and perspectives. By the end of the videos, I’m motivated and ready to go
Raittarian 6 ամիս առաջ
Can't speak for everyone else, but this is an immensely profound interview for an aspiring guitarist like myself. Thank you Herman (fellow Hong Kong guitarist!🙌🏼) and Tosin.
DunderHead 5000
DunderHead 5000 6 ամիս առաջ
I suck but I'm still too proud to learn from a 5yr old Asian kid that doesn't speak English. :P
Shonny Thansurn
Shonny Thansurn 6 ամիս առաջ
8:51 DOn't give up but there's always someone better. PERFECT OPTIMISM, LOL.
Shonny Thansurn
Shonny Thansurn 6 ամիս առաջ
dopp 6 ամիս առաջ
8:12 Does Tosin talks about Misha here?
Georg Figél
Georg Figél 6 ամիս առաջ
In case someone is wondering how the name that Tosin is mentioning 6:18 is spelled, it's Hristo Vitchev
dopp 6 ամիս առաջ
Why Animals as Leaders do not have bassist?
hanten10 6 ամիս առաջ
The conversations is very inspiring ♥️
Mitchel Fulcer
Mitchel Fulcer 6 ամիս առաջ
There is absolutely a balance of ego in playing! I've always said deep down you have to understand that you are good, however all players are equal. There can even be amazing opportunities to learn from beginners!
elleshar666 6 ամիս առաջ
How about writing a Behemoth song or (insert BM band here) in 10 minutes?
L Viator
L Viator 6 ամիս առաջ
If you stop learning then thats pretty much the end of your career.
Jesse Nicoletta
Jesse Nicoletta 6 ամիս առաջ
“Stevie Ray Vaughn wasn’t playing over giant steps at 300 bpm,” I mean, not as well known but he was also an amazing jazz guitar player, so he probably could have
Tyler Rogers
Tyler Rogers 6 ամիս առաջ
This was great insight for all guitar players. I loved when they talked about how its okay to get good at what you already specialize in! Two great musical mentalities!
NODDY 6 ամիս առաջ
Muhammad Rosadi
Muhammad Rosadi 6 ամիս առաջ
Tosin soo humble
RafaelCeottoOfficial 6 ամիս առաջ
8:40 that's very important
Andrea Horndrup
Andrea Horndrup 6 ամիս առաջ
I dont know why I came here expecting to be schooled on how to play power chords and not sound like shit.
Fancy COD
Fancy COD 6 ամիս առաջ
I play violin and I can find this video is very helpful .
Eduardo Oaxaca
Eduardo Oaxaca 6 ամիս առաջ
Thank you so much for the livestreams and the youtube videos both of you, I will be checking everything out, much love from Mexico city
Mayumi Hot Asian Step Sister
Mayumi Hot Asian Step Sister 6 ամիս առաջ
I think this guy gives me strength to hold my guitar again!
Jr 6 ամիս առաջ
Tosin is on a another level
maiastraa 5 ամիս առաջ
Underrated since he was in Reflux but he was like one of the best guitarist in his era. Way underrated
Sandor Phoenix
Sandor Phoenix 6 ամիս առաջ
Yes! We are teachers and students simultaneously.
Enjo Servañez
Enjo Servañez 6 ամիս առաջ
Tosin is genius
Dale Munro
Dale Munro 6 ամիս առաջ
what the metranome drum thingy that is triggerred when he plays
Ethan Oshiro
Ethan Oshiro 6 ամիս առաջ
These techniques remind me of learning rudiments of drums, then hybrid rudiments. Why would anyone play a cheese-ka instead of a regular alternating flam sixteenth pattern? Because you have the chops and it looks cool.
Neil Robinson
Neil Robinson 6 ամիս առաջ
Great conversation makes for great content.
Peter_See 6 ամիս առաջ
As someone who has very low self esteem about my guitar playing, its actually very comforting to know these guys also go through self doubt.
Peter_See 6 ամիս առաջ
anyone notice tosins how tosins thumbs bend?
Robert John Dela Rosa
Robert John Dela Rosa 6 ամիս առաջ
I just woke up and was treated to one of the best life lessons a youtube video can offer. Life isn't so bad at all. Cheers to all guitar players!
Josh Mitchneck
Josh Mitchneck 6 ամիս առաջ
It’s such a thin line to walk between being confident and having an ego about your playing. Improvising especially takes a lot of confidence when making choices, but that’s the beauty of taking lessons in my eyes. Keeps you humble.
Mur der
Mur der 6 ամիս առաջ
As a guitarist, this is one of the best conversations that anyone who plays guitar or is thinking about taking up the guitar should listen to.
Aark 6 ամիս առաջ
Just like Bruce Lee quotes “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
Daniel Bonatto
Daniel Bonatto 6 ամիս առաջ
Neil Peart famously after 20 years of Rush, went to have drum classes and rebuilded his playing style to become an even better player he already was.
Hildebrand Berkhout
Hildebrand Berkhout 6 ամիս առաջ
Get inspired by this video Try to learn cafo once more Give up again
Luke Romano
Luke Romano 6 ամիս առաջ
My advice is don't be lazy learn that solo
Mike 6 ամիս առաջ
came for the selective picking, stayed for the incredible life lesson
Wlopsn 6 ամիս առաջ
Wasn't expecting this life lesson to be so deep. Thanks.
Gál Uherkovich
Gál Uherkovich 6 ամիս առաջ
besi primitif
besi primitif 6 ամիս առաջ
Hey mr. herman li, make interview with power metal legends like stratovarius, helloween, symphony x, etc. 🙏
Jefferson Sales
Jefferson Sales 6 ամիս առաջ
They could interview the guys from Dragonforce too.
cheese master
cheese master 6 ամիս առաջ
yooo its tosin damn youtube getting sick
David Perfitt
David Perfitt 6 ամիս առաջ
I'm sure I saw Thomas Mcrocklin in Newcastle in the eightees when he was pretty young live in a pub called Edwards bar.
Tavadi • თავადი
Tavadi • თავადი 6 ամիս առաջ
Great people
Glauco Piva
Glauco Piva 6 ամիս առաջ
Tosin is so humble
greencase 6 ամիս առաջ
Wholesome shit.
Kyle Watson
Kyle Watson 6 ամիս առաջ
I've been doing a simpler version of this for a while and I thought it's because im shit at alternate picking lol
shofy fudhola
shofy fudhola 6 ամիս առաջ
Collab with Syu Galneryus please
Mike C
Mike C 6 ամիս առաջ
Anyone know what guitar herman li has got in his hands?
Mike C
Mike C 6 ամիս առաջ
@Matt oh, damn it looks great
Matt 6 ամիս առաջ
It's his own custom PRS. As far as I know it's one of a kind
David Bravo
David Bravo 6 ամիս առաջ
Wise words from both of you. I needed to hear them. Thanks.
rocker aja
rocker aja 6 ամիս առաջ
Alip ba ta should join these two guys
Akcel 6 ամիս առաջ
This technic is used since a long in jazz by Pat Metheny
Luke Jackson
Luke Jackson 6 ամիս առաջ
I'm so glad people with insane techniques, like Tosin Abasi and Michael Angelo Batio, are teaching their stuff for free online for everyone to learn from. We are going to see some insane innovation in guitar for the next few years.
Luke Jackson
Luke Jackson 6 ամիս առաջ
@Fausto Orieta Yeah I forgot to mention Troy Grady. Yesterday I commented on a Michael Angelo Batio video and said that I came to his channel after watching Troy Grady's series.
Fausto Orieta
Fausto Orieta 6 ամիս առաջ
And guys like Troy Grady have taken the time to properly analyze great picking technique and understand exactly how it works, and best of all share a good amount of that knowledge for free in the Cracking The Code series here on AM-posts. That dude has done wonders to a lot of people, me included.
Ankit Amar Kashyap
Ankit Amar Kashyap 6 ամիս առաջ
Black People: yo, metal is for the white people. Tosin Abassi: hold my A augmented seventh, add 5, add 9th chord
Nielsen 6 ամիս առաջ
with his hands on his back
fxdb mgtow
fxdb mgtow 6 ամիս առաջ
@Bocek using .008s
Bocek 6 ամիս առաջ
@Jefferson Sales with 62.5% swing
Jefferson Sales
Jefferson Sales 6 ամիս առաջ
Played as an arpeggio in 17/32
The Assassins Cross
The Assassins Cross 6 ամիս առաջ
I love you ❤️
OneYellowPeacock 6 ամիս առաջ
Thank you for this video Dragonforce.. I am someone who thinks im not good enough in guitar.. But if I watch my old guitar videos I see my improvement has been huge over the years. I guess we all need to balance not under appreciating our talent while still longing to learn more
totoco 6 ամիս առաջ
Wisdom has been spoken
Stormy Young
Stormy Young 6 ամիս առաջ
Good video I would like to see more lessons from other guitarists.
Brian Woodman
Brian Woodman 6 ամիս առաջ
A guitar podcast with Herman and the like would be epic.
Gustavo Araújo
Gustavo Araújo 6 ամիս առաջ
Damn, that would be awesome
countingcoup 6 ամիս առաջ
Two of my favorite contemporary guitarist humbling speaking of the accomplished players beginners mind...
Mr Bring Back The Classic DayZ
Mr Bring Back The Classic DayZ 6 ամիս առաջ
Well said from Papa Tosin. Acknowledge that you're good or getting better, never think that you're the best, don't try to be like anyone else or doubt yourself and how far you can go, don't look down on others. Essentially don't be a dick because you think that you're really good at playing the guitar.
Genta Ermaji
Genta Ermaji 6 ամիս առաջ
Exactly. There's always an asian better than you at anything
Ironsix6six 6 ամիս առաջ
I cant get over the hump of my hands being too small for guitar
Ironsix6six 6 ամիս առաջ
@Iridescent Noise also note i started in my 30s lol
Iridescent Noise
Iridescent Noise 6 ամիս առաջ
no excuses god damnit. An example, Marty Friedman isn't even that tall and he can shred his ass off. We may not be able to do giant chords like Mark Holcomb or Allan Holdsworth but its possible to compensate. Tosin isn't that tall and he man handles 8 string guitars like they're his bitch.
Bill Cream
Bill Cream 6 ամիս առաջ
Carl Goza
Carl Goza 6 ամիս առաջ
When will you have Guthrie Govan as a guest?
Carl Goza
Carl Goza 6 ամիս առաջ
@Jefferson Sales yeah I also like to see them share thoughts on the state of guitar music today that would be nice
Jefferson Sales
Jefferson Sales 6 ամիս առաջ
Guthrie would be the teacher for Herman in that case.
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