This month, I’d like to illustrate a very clear and effective way to memorize the series of scales that are collectively known as the seven fundamental modes. I consider these modes to be essential learning for any aspiring metal soloist. The majority of them are also equally useful for soloing in other styles, such as blues, rock, jazz and country.
A fan of classical music, Randy Rhoads was one of the first American guitarists to successfully incorporate classical music elements into heavy metal. (“Euro-metal” guitarists, including Ritchie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth and Michael Schenker, had also experimented with melding the two genres.)
Tomorrow, UDR Music will release Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute, a tribute album of cover tracks recorded to memorialize Randy Rhoads, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot. In the meantime, you can stream the entire album below.
As we've reported, UDR Music will release Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute March 3. Today, you can hear a track from the album; it's "Mr. Crowley" as performed by Chuck Billy, Alexi Laiho, Kelle Rhoads, Rudy Sarzo. and Vinny Appice. Check it out below and tell us what you think!
Guitarist The Commander-in-Chief, who stars in one of Guitar World's top 10 viral videos of 2014, recently sent over a new clip of her performing "Dee," a Randy Rhoads composition from Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz album.
One of the most venerated guitarists ever to grace hard rock music, the late Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot) will be celebrated in the truest of fashions with the release of Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute on March 3 via UDR Music.
Since Rhoads' death in 1982, after perishing in a freak plane accident while on tour with Ozzy Osbourne, the blonde guitar icon has been portrayed as something of a neutered, Christ-like figure. Tales of his legendary kindness, patience and extreme dedication have made him seem more like a holy man than a rock and roller.
Check out the new 2DVD set, Ozzy Osbourne: The Randy Rhoads Years, and learn the guitar styles and techniques Randy Rhoads made famous with Ozzy Osbourne. Each part is played up to speed, then broken down note-by-note in this set, which provides an in-depth analysis of eight songs.