Hailed by Guitar World as a “fretboard wizard” and voted “Best New Talent” by Guitar World readers in 1991, Nuno Bettencourt has maintained his relevance since first coming onto the national scene in the late '80s, thanks to his inventive playing, killer tone and skillful songwriting.
Back in college, I transcribed the two-handed tapping section of the guitar solo from “Get The Funk Out” by Extreme. Looking back, I’m probably more proud of my hand notation and observance of musical nomenclature formalities than any of the actual transcription. You won’t find a more accurate transcription of this thing anywhere else. The reason I share this with you is because it might be … too accurate.
If the phrase "Size matters" could be applied to any time period, it's the 1980s. A time of big solos and even bigger hair, the '80s were excessive, to say the least. In the music scene, glam metal was king, and with every new band to set foot on the Sunset Strip, you could bet your 6-inch heels that around the corner was a guitarist who could blow the doors off all the previous trailblazers.