Nili Brosh’s ‘A Matter of Perception’ Guitar Contest – Alexandra Zerner’s Entry – Behind the Scenes

Generally I stopped participating in guitar competitions, because most of them turned into a shredding show-off, which is not my cup of tea, but this contest grabbed my attention just because Nili Brosh announced it as a melody writing contest, which is something, that I would gladly participate in. It’s done by the courtesy of PremierGuitar as a PG Giveaways. The other major reason is that this contest actually helps Jason Becker by generating donations to his fund and this is a great motivation to me to do something about it.

Nili Brosh is a great player and musician in general, and she does very interesting music, so it was a pleasure for me to compose something over her track. It was a quite challenging task to perform, because of the two distinct parts, bringing very different flavours for the listener, combined with nice chord progressions, so it was really ‘A Matter of Perception’ for me to work on.

As a matter of fact, I wrote the second part first – when I heard the track, this à la Marty Friedman melodic line popped up in my mind immediately, so it should be a shame not to record it. It is a bit harmonically demanding, so I needed to adjust few notes and phrases in order to fit the chord progression good enough. Then came the first section, which sounded to me a bit middle-east asian, so I decided to use an arabic octatonic to build my melodic lines there. I was afraid, that both sections won’t go along together very good, but nevertheless I gave them a chance. I hope you’ll like the result.

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Marty Friedman’s Inferno Guitar Contest

A friend of mine sent me the link to the contest some time ago and I was immediately possessed by the idea of getting some nice guitar stuff done for this contest, because… you know… Marty Friedman is one of my favourite guitar players, so it would be a shame to miss such opportunity.

I must admit, that it took many days of hard work with one of my best friends – the Metronome, so I can make my work good enough for the competition.

Finally, the track is done and uploaded to #SoundCloud and Me, Myself and Alex, proudly present my #shred entry for the Marty Friedman’s Inferno Guitar Solo Contest:


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