The run is built around a progression of sequenced major, minor and diminished-seventh arpeggios performed exclusively with two-hand tapping. As you’ll discover, it has some cool ascending and descending patterns and a jagged melodic contour that includes wide intervals and frequent changes in direction. Also, notice the use of string skipping and varied rhythms throughout.
With Symphony X kicking off a North American tour with Iced Earth this week, we couldn't think of a better candidate to relaunch our "60 Minutes" feature with that the band's virtuoso guitarist, Michael Romeo.
Adrenaline Mob -- a group that includes former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen, guitarist Mike Orlando and Fozzy members Rich Ward Paul DiLeo -- has set a March 13 release date for their debut album, which is titled Omertá.