Escape the Fate guitarist Thrasher recently visited the Guitar World studio to shoot a few quick videos. These include a playthrough of "Alive," a track from the band's new album, Hate Me, and a brand-new edition of Betcha Can't Play This.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive edition of Betcha Can't Play This featuring Devil You Know guitarist Francesco Artusato, who has been featured on the site several times in the past. Artusato's new D harmonic minor lick is chock full of fast legato and hybrid picking. Give it a shot! Devil You Know's new album, They Bleed Red, will be released November 6 via Nuclear Blast.
You'll notice this video is much longer than the typical Betcha Can't Play This video, since it goes into greater left-hand detail — and into greater detail in general. You'll also notice there's no tab included (Again, the longer video explains the fret positions and a lot more).
Here's a brand-new edition of Betcha Can't Play This featuring Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss, who recently visited Guitar World HQ. Last time, she played a Descending Legato Lick. This time, she demonstrates a lick from her solo spotlight section from her shows with Cooper.
I begin in ninth position with a fairly compact shape that spans the ninth to 12th frets. At the end of bar 1 and moving into bar 2, the fret hand shifts down two frets and spreads out to cover a four-fret span, from the seventh fret to the 11th. Use your first, second and fourth fingers to fret the notes.
This is a triplet-based run in A minor that starts out in the low register and moves up and across the fretboard, spanning three octaves before settling into a single position and moving back across the strings. I’m using hammer-ons and pull-offs in combination with picking to achieve a fast stream of notes that "pops" and flows.