Hello, and welcome to my new GW instructional column. It’s good to be back! I hope the ideas and concepts I present here in the coming months will give you inspiration and insight into your own path to musical creativity. The most important thing I can say is that you should always strive to make your own distinct musical statement with what you play on the guitar.
Marty Friedman is streaming another track from his new album, Inferno, which was released May 27 through Prosthetic Records. You can check out "Horrors" — Friedman's collaboration with this former Cacophony bandmate Jason Becker — below.
Inferno was recorded primarily in Los Angeles with engineer Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Children of Bodom) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth). It features what Friedman recently told Guitar World is "the most intense writing and playing I can do."
Marty Friedman has premiered a new song, "Meat Hook," and you can check it out below. The track is from the former Megadeth guitarist's new album, Inferno, which will be released May 27 through Prosthetic Records.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive video by Marty Friedman. In the clip, which you can check out below, the former Megadeth guitarist discusses "Inferno," the title track off his upcoming album, which will be released May 27 in the U.S. through Prosthetic Records.
I start with a C power chord as a pickup to the first bar. Sometimes I like to include another fifth below the chord itself. This brings out overtones that give the illusion of a lower root note, especially when you’re using heavy distortion. Even though the tempo marking is shown as "Freely," the lick is meant to be played as fast as you can.
Former Megadeth and Cacophony guitarist Marty Friedman has released more details — including the complete track listing — about his upcoming solo album, Inferno. He's also announced several tour dates with Gus G. You can see all the dates below.
The Guitar World gang visited the PRS Guitars booth at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. We got the low-down on several new models, including the expanded S2 Series — and, of course, the new Marty Friedman SE signature model. Below, you can check our video, which shows Friedman discussing the new model.