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John Petrucci Lesson: Combining Triad Arpeggios to Form Polytonal Chordal Allusions

I often use triadic arpeggio forms within my riffs and solos as a tool to create rich-sounding, poly-chordal sounds. I’d like to continue in that vein by presenting different ways in which to move from one arpeggio form to another, using a series of specific triads that complement one another well. Let’s start with the triads F# diminished and D major, as shown in FIGURES 1 and FIGURE 2,... …

Thirty Veteran Guitarists — Including Slash, Steve Vai and John Petrucci — Pick the Song They'd Most Want to Be Remembered By, Part 2

From the GW Archive: This feature originally appeared in the May 2002 issue of Guitar World. The story has a "time capsule" theme: We asked several veteran guitarists to choose the one song they'd most want to be remembered by after many years. Here we are, 13 years later (Does that qualify as "many"?), opening the time capsule to examine its contents! Enjoy! ... …