What I’m essentially doing here is stringing together groups of 16th notes played in four-note shapes, or modules, and playing mostly two notes per string, with a couple of exceptions here and there wherein I stay on the G string and repeat the first two notes instead of crossing over to the D string.
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.