Mark Holcomb of Periphery: My Five Most Influential Guitarists
Mark Holcomb of Periphery
Hey, everyone. Mark Holcomb of Periphery here with a list of my five most influential guitarists. Enjoy!
05. James Hetfield
Metallica taught me how to play guitar, plain and simple. I spent years playing only Metallica songs in my bedroom, and it was really the only band I cared about when I started learning. Playing his riffs taught me how to play tightly, which is something a lot of beginning guitarists don't think about. They just want to skip to Yngwie and be a guitar hero.
As a guitar teacher, I always instruct my students to focus on rhythm playing and locking in rhythmically as a start, because if you can't play tight to a metronome or a click track, nobody is going to wanna jam, much less start a band with you. Playing those Hetfield riffs along to the actual songs enforced the idea to me early on that songs and rhythm come first.
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