One aspect I’ve noticed many players overlook in their quest for “ultimate shred-dom” is the ability to control their instrument. I’m all about blazing through scales and sweeping like hell, but a gratuitous display of such can compromise the melodic development of a line. And when we’re programmed to simply run up and down patterns while taking a solo, our lack of control can get the better of us when we run into speed bumps (pun -- sort of intended).
In the following series of videos, Holy Grail guitarists Alex Lee and Eli Santana show you how to play "My Last Attack," the opening track of the band's debut album, Crisis in Utopia, which was released in November of 2010.
In the following video, Seether guitarist/vocalist Shaun Morgan and bassist Dale Turner perform a guitar-only version of "Country Song" before giving a detailed lesson on the song's performance and covering the gear used to record the track.