Once I hit the high E string, I switch to legato phrasing, continuing the triplet rhythm and using all four fret-hand fingers, spread out wide, to perform "stacked" hammer-ons and pull-offs, capped off by a pick-hand tap with the middle finger.
The gang over at MetallicaTV has posted official, pro-hot video from the band's July 11 show in Warsaw, Poland. The footage, which you can watch below, shows the band rehearsing and then performing "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "The Call of Ktulu" at the actual show.
GuitarWorld.com has posted several stories over the years about Aristides guitars, which are made out of something called "arium." Arium is a new material designed by Poort Artistides and Delft University in the Netherlands.
Around the release of his eponymous debut solo album, Slash took the time out to show us how to play some of his favorite riffs, both new and old. In the Guitar World video below, Slash talks about writing the classic Guns N' Roses tune "Paradise City." He also shows you how to play the key parts of the Appetite for Destruction track.
I wrote the song’s main theme by adding a melodic element to an arpeggio idea I was exploring, borrowed from guitarists Steve Morse and Eric Johnson. The idea is to arpeggiate barre chords whose roots are on the fifth string, but only play the root, fifth and third — leaving out the octave.