Steel Panther http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/1218/all en Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: How to Play "If You Really, Really Love Me" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-how-play-if-you-really-really-love-me-video <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the April 2015 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-april-15-abasi-satriani-govan?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=April2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>When you see me holding an acoustic guitar, I know what you’re thinking...Satchel! Have you gone country? </p> <p>Hey, if I just played music to become rich, then yes, I’d go country. But I'm a metal guitar player, and I play the guitar because I love metal! A lot of great metal music features the acoustic guitar all over the place. Go ask Jimmy Page!</p> <p> Our unbelievably good album, <em>Balls Out</em>, features the song “If You Really, Really Love Me,” for which I performed the rhythm guitar tracks on acoustic and played the solo on electric. </p> <p><strong>FIGURE 1</strong> shows the verse rhythm part: for every chord in this progression, I include the open top two strings, which fills out the sound of the chords while also widening them harmonically. For example, the first chord is constructed from a fretted B5 power chord shape on the A, D and G strings but also includes the open B and high E strings. </p> <p>The B string doubles the root note while the high E string adds the fourth, resulting in a Bsus4 chord, or B5add4. For the second chord, I lift my ring finger off the D string and move my index finger from the A string over to the D string’s second fret, while keeping the top three strings the same as the previous chord, with the pinkie still planted on the G string’s fourth fret. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-april-15-abasi-satriani-govan?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=April2015VideosPage">For the rest of this column, including the tabs, check out the April 2015 issue of Guitar World.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hrNhzHFqRP0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HAvXHpLwJA4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-how-play-if-you-really-really-love-me-video#comments April 2015 Man of Steel Satchel Steel Panther Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:00:11 +0000 Steel Panther&#039;s Satchel http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23613 Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: How to Play the Bridge and Guitar Solo from “Gang Bang at the Old Folk’s Home” http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-how-play-bridge-and-guitar-solo-gang-bang-old-folk-s-home <!--paging_filter--><p>Hey! Satchel here, with part two of our look at the Steel Panther classic, “Gang Bang at the Old Folk’s Home,” from our latest release, <em>All You Can Eat</em>. </p> <p>It never gets old, does it? I mean, it does get old, no pun intended, but no matter how old it gets, it’s still fun—that’s what I’m trying to say! This month we are going to examine the bitchin’ bridge and solo sections of this bitchin’ song.</p> <p>As opposed to the all-downstroked verse section, the bridge section, illustrated in <strong>FIGURE 1</strong>, is very strummy in that it is played with a basic strum pattern of steady 16th notes performed with alternate (down-up) picking. </p> <p>In this figure, I switch between bars of steadily strummed 16th notes and bars with either sparse chordal hits or combinations of two-note chords and single notes, which balance well against the feel of the steadily strummed chords. Notice in particular the fast pull-off riff in bar 4. Fretting with the ring and index fingers, I repeatedly pull off from the fourth fret to the second fret and then to the open string across the third, fourth and fifth strings before moving back into power-chord accents.</p> <p>At 14 bars, this figure is relatively long, and bars 9–14 represent the rhythm part I play underneath the guitar solo. Including the first and second endings, this part works out to be eight bars long (the last chord, B5, actually is sustained through the ninth bar and final bar of the solo section). The bridge section is played in the key of A, and the latter part of the figure, starting at F#5 and used for the guitar solo, represents a shift to the key of F# minor, the relative minor key of A major. </p> <p><strong>FIGURE 2</strong> depicts the guitar solo played over bars 9–14. For the solo licks, I rely primarily on the F# minor pentatonic scale (F# A B C# E) in bars 1–7. Keep in mind that these notes also comprise the A major pentatonic scale (A B C# E F#), the five-tone scale associated with the relative major chord of F# minor, A major. </p> <p>I actually did not play this solo on the record. (I know, it’s the best solo on the record, and it’s the only one I didn’t play!) We were very fortunate to have the great Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard come into the studio and record the guitar solo for the track. But I do perform the solo live, and the example shown here represents my take on Viv’s approach. I begin with whole-step bends on the G string and dig in with the pick hand, getting the edge of the thumb into the attack in order to attain a series of pinch harmonics (P.H.). </p> <p>In bars 1–3, I simply move freely through F# minor pentatonic in second through fifth positions, and I end the phrase in bar 3 by sounding the flatted fifth, C, which is heavily vibrato-ed. Bar 5 is made up of an octave-based pattern between two F# notes on the third and first strings, after which the lower F# alternates against descending higher notes. The solo ends with sliding two-note forms sixths apart, fretted on the D and B strings and decorated with some whammy bar dips. </p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202015-02-03%20at%201.59.54%20PM.png" width="620" height="607" alt="Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 1.59.54 PM.png" /></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202015-02-03%20at%202.00.08%20PM.png" width="620" height="251" alt="Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 2.00.08 PM.png" /></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/uSIYRm0vflQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Satchel is the guitarist for Eighties-inspired glam-metal act Steel Panther. Their latest albums is 2014's </em>All You Can Eat.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-how-play-bridge-and-guitar-solo-gang-bang-old-folk-s-home#comments January 2015 Man of Steel Satchel Steel Panther Videos Blogs News Lessons Magazine Tue, 03 Feb 2015 19:04:25 +0000 Steel Panther&#039;s Satchel http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23006 Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: Using Classical-Style Arpeggios, and How to Play the Solo in “Weenie Ride” — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/steel-panthers-satchel-using-classical-style-arpeggios-how-play-weenie-ride-video <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the March 2015 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-march-15-black-sabbath?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=March2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>This month I’d like to tell you about a Steel Panther song called “Weenie Ride,” from our multi-maxi-selling 2012 album, <em>Balls Out</em>.</p> <p>“Weenie Ride” was our very first piano ballad. Our first album, <em>Feel the Steel</em>, was a huge hit in Asian countries, and everyone knows that they love piano over there, so we decided to include a piano ballad on our next record. Pretty smart, right? </p> <p>Also, when I go to Disneyland I usually see a lot of Asians, and there are a lot of rides at Disneyland, most of them with long lines. So I put two and two together and wrote “Weenie Ride,” which, by the way, has a much shorter line! Just jump right on!</p> <p> “Weenie Ride” is built around a piano part in the key of A minor. There is, of course, a bitchin’ guitar solo in the song, which I am going to show you in this column. A note about the guitar tuning: I always tune down one half step, like Eddie Van Halen. But when we recorded “Weenie Ride,” I played the solo on a standard-tuned guitar. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-march-15-black-sabbath?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=March2015VideosPage">For the rest of this column, including the tabs, check out the March 2015 issue of Guitar World.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hMgLWFL_Rfs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/steel-panthers-satchel-using-classical-style-arpeggios-how-play-weenie-ride-video#comments Man of Steel March 2015 Satchel Steel Panther Videos News Lessons Magazine Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:18:30 +0000 Steel Panther&#039;s Satchel http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23395 NAMM 2015: Steel Panther's Satchel on the Prowl at the NAMM Show — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-steel-panthers-satchel-prowl-namm-show-part-1 <!--paging_filter--><p>Not long before hitting the Grove of Anaheim stage for NAMMJAM2015 this past Friday night, Steel Panther guitarist (and beloved <em>Guitar World</em> columnist) Satchel went on the prowl on the NAMM Show floor.</p> <p>Of course, <em>Guitar World</em>'s video cameras were there to capture every awesome minute of it! </p> <p>You can check out parts one, two and three of Satchel's bizarre NAMM Show stroll below. </p> <p>As always, enjoy!</p> <p><strong>For more NAMM 2015 coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0MWgpH1qyv8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FA_Fh6JOXx4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wPwup_LsvSI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-steel-panthers-satchel-prowl-namm-show-part-1#comments NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video Satchel Steel Panther Videos News Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:26:32 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23362 Kiss Guitarist Tommy Thayer to Perform with Steel Panther at NAMMJAM 2015 http://www.guitarworld.com/kiss-guitarist-tommy-thayer-perform-steel-panther-nammjam-2015 <!--paging_filter--><p>Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer will perform with headliner Steel Panther at NAMMJAM 2015. </p> <p>NAMMJAM 2015 is considered "the hottest ticket at NAMM." Now in its sixth year, this invitation-only party will take place Friday, January 23, beginning 6 p.m. at the Grove of Anaheim.</p> <p>Presented by DELVE TEXAS and sponsored by EPIPHONE GUITARS, MONSTER ENERGY, AFFLICTION, CORONA LIGHT, FX GROUP, NEWTEK, GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE, SIT STRINGS, KRAMER GUITARS, BAND GEAR and GOTHAM STANDS, NAMMJAM 2015 will be a rocking evening of music, fashion and camaraderie. </p> <p>Performances at NAMMJAM 2015 will include:</p> <p>· STEEL PANTHER - the American glam metal band whose profane, funny and all rock-n-roll<br /> satirical send-up has made them legends in their own time.</p> <p>· HARDCORE SUPERSTAR - the Swedish sleaze rockers have been together since 1997<br /> with three #1 hits on the Sweden music charts. This will be their first U.S. performance<br /> in ten years! </p> <p>· OTHERWISE - blending plaintive post-grunge and driving, alternative hard rock, the<br /> Las Vegas quintet have three hit singles. </p> <p>· NICK COLIONNE - combining jazz, R &amp; B, blues and funk, his unmistakable sound and<br /> vibe is instantly recognizable as he takes the guitar to unexpected places. </p> <p>· AFFLICTION FASHION SHOW BY JONNY COFFIN - highlighting America's premier,<br /> rock-n-roll lifestyle clothing brand, AFFLICTION, this high-energy fashion show is always<br /> an eye-catching treat.</p> <p>In the spirit of supporting the next generation of aspiring rockers and young music industry creatives, DELVE TEXAS has organized a silent auction to be held at NAMMJAM 2015 benefiting the HOUSE OF BLUES MUSIC FORWARD FOUNDATION. NAMMJAM 2015 attendees will have the opportunity to bid on autographed guitars from EPIPHONE and KRAMER GUITARS; autographed items donated by CHRIS ADLER (LAMB OF GOD); photographic prints of DIMEBAG DARRELL and ZAKK WYLDE taken and donated by legendary photographer, CHAD LEE; and numerous other memorabilia donated by music industry notables.</p> <p>NAMM SHOW attendees who would like an opportunity to obtain a ticket* to attend NAMMJAM 2015 should visit the DELVE TEXAS booth 4130 Thursday, January 22, by 4 p.m. or Friday, January 23, by 2 p.m.. *First come, first served and while supplies last.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/kiss-guitarist-tommy-thayer-perform-steel-panther-nammjam-2015#comments NAMM 2015 Steel Panther Tommy Thayer News Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:23:15 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23343 Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: The Beauty of an Acoustic Ballad, and How to Play “The Girl From Oklahoma” http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-how-play-girl-oklahoma <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the February 2015 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-february-15-the-ultimate-dime-tribute-issue?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=Feb2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>Can anyone deny the beauty of the perfect acoustic metal power ballad? </p> <p>I, for one, cannot! Steel Panther’s debut release, <em>Feel the Steel,</em> features the much requested “The Girl from Oklahoma,” which is a great example of a song played in this style. And believe me, the song is a hell of a lot better looking than the girl.</p> <p> All of the song’s guitar parts are performed on an acoustic, tuned down one half step. I fingerpick all the rhythm parts, using my thumb to pick the bass notes on the bottom two strings and my middle finger, ring finger and pinkie to pick the higher strings. </p> <p>I don’t use my index finger because it’s clasping the pick in the crook of its knuckle, allowing easy access to it when I switch to flatpicking for the guitar solo. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/msafkrBCDok" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-how-play-girl-oklahoma#comments February 2015 Man of Steel Satchel Steel Panther Videos News Lessons Magazine Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:33:34 +0000 Steel Panther&#039;s Satchel http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23198 Judas Priest and Steel Panther Perform "Living After Midnight" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/judas-priest-and-steel-panther-perform-living-after-midnight-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Sorry for the late post on this! It's a performance of "Living After Midnight" by Judas Priest and Steel Panther from November 22.</p> <p>The performance took place in Tacoma, Washington, during the bands' joint tour.</p> <p>Check out the fan-filmed footage below and tell us what you think! </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2eLxZFvaEvY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/judas-priest">Judas Priest</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/judas-priest-and-steel-panther-perform-living-after-midnight-video#comments Judas Priest Steel Panther Videos News Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:36:39 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23111 Steel Panther Premiere "The Stocking Song" http://www.guitarworld.com/steel-panther-premiere-stocking-song <!--paging_filter--><p>Los Angeles glam-metal act Steel Panther have released their original Christmas track, “The Stocking Song.” </p> <p>Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p>You can buy “The Stocking Song” on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id945777231">iTunes.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KmjHevZOC90" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/steel-panther-premiere-stocking-song#comments Steel Panther News Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:59:39 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23065 Steel Panther's Satchel Demos Yamaha THR10X Amp, Plays AC/DC Riffs and More — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/steel-panthers-satchel-demos-yamaha-thr10x-amp-plays-acdc-riffs-and-more-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In the video below, Steel Panther's Satchel discusses some of his influences, plays a few of his favorite riffs (including a fair amount of AC/DC) and, most importantly, demos the Yamaha THR10X guitar amp.</p> <p>Check it out below and tell us what you think of the amp in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p>For more about Yamaha's THR series, visit <A href="http://www.yamaha.com/thr/">yamaha.com/thr/</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Vr7NQHrLQxY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/steel-panthers-satchel-demos-yamaha-thr10x-amp-plays-acdc-riffs-and-more-video#comments Satchel Steel Panther Yamaha Videos Amps News Gear Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:39:58 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22754 Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: Using All Downstrokes, and How to Play “Gang Bang at the Old Folk’s Home” http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-using-all-downstrokes-and-how-play-gang-bang-old-folk-s-home <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the Holiday 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-holiday-14-led-zeppelin?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=Holiday2014VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>If I had to pick the greatest thing about being in a metal band like Steel Panther, it would probably be a tossup between the non-stop partying and the fact that we party hard all the time! </p> <p>That’s pretty much the same thing, I guess. Anyway, all of that partying has a purpose, because it helps to inspire great songs, like this month’s selection, <em>All You Can Eat’s</em> “Gang Bang at the Old Folk’s Home.” </p> <p>I love the rhythm guitar part in this tune, because when I play it, I feel like James Hetfield from Metallica due to the non-stop use of all downstrokes with the pick-hand, something Hetfield has turned into an art form. 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This month, I’d like to focus on the rhythm and lead guitar parts to a tender love song I wrote called “Glory Hole.” </p> <p>This song is played in drop-D tuning down one half step (low to high, Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb). Another twist is that the transcribed examples in this column, while written in 4/4, are meant to be played with a triplet feel, which is akin to a 12/8 shuffle-type feel. </p> <p>This means that each pair of eighth notes is to be played as a quarter note and an eighth note within a triplet bracket. If an eighth-note triplet were to sound “DA-da-da,” or “ONE-trip-let,” the idea is to combine the first two notes to sound a quarter note that sustains through the first two eighth notes of the eighth-note triplet (ONE-trip), followed by the remaining eighth note of the triplet (-let), resulting in a rhythm of “DAAA-da-DAAA-da-DAAA-da-DAAA-da.” </p> <p> The solo section of “Glory Hole” is 16 bars long, and <strong>FIGURE 1</strong> illustrates the rhythm part behind it. The section is basically in the key of D major, though I do take some liberties and play a bit outside the key center in order to create a little bit of a “twisted” feel. </p> <p> The rhythm part begins with a B5 power chord fretted on the fifth and fourth strings. Playing this chord in this position allows me to repeatedly pull off from B at the second fret of the fifth string to the open A note. Also, when tuned to drop-D, I can easily play three-string power chords by barring a single fret-hand finger across the bottom three strings at any given fret, as I do for the F5 and G5 power chords, as well as sound the D5 power chord by simply strumming the open bottom three strings.</p> <p> There is a “relative minor/major” axis during the solo section (see <strong>FIGURE 2</strong>), as I alternate between the chords B5, the relative minor, and D, the relative major. The twist is provided by using a combination of B minor pentatonic (B D E F# A) and D minor pentatonic (D F G A C) over the B5 chord, with the F notes bent up a half step to F#, the major third, over D. </p> <p> Note also the tremolo picking technique used in bar 13 of the solo, as well as the crazy symmetrical lick, based on the D blues scale (D F G Ab A C) that moves from bar 15 into bar 16. Though written as quintuplets (groups of five notes per beat), I simply think of this as trying to “cram too much stuff into a small space”…which seems appropriate for a song called, “Glory Hole.” See you next month!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/bQtCFZjqFEY?list=UUqHkFMEmOPFO3ahcrrBAj4w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-28%20at%2011.19.31%20AM.png" width="620" height="619" alt="Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 11.19.31 AM.png" /><br /> <img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-28%20at%2011.24.01%20AM.png" width="620" height="330" alt="Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 11.24.01 AM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-triplet-feels-drop-d-riffing-and-how-play-glory-hole#comments Man of Steel November 2014 Satchel Steel Panther Videos News Lessons Magazine Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:26:29 +0000 Steel Panther&#039;s Satchel http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22314 Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: Sliding Power Chords, Shuffle Riffs, Chromatic Movement and How to Play “10 Strikes You’re Out” http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-sliding-power-chords-shuffle-riffs-chromatic-movement-and-how-play-10-strikes-you-re-out <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the December 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-december-14-slipknot/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=DecemberVideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>Last month I showed you how I play the Steel Panther song “If I Was the King,” from our latest album, <em>All You Can Eat.</em> </p> <p>I described that song as a “heavy metal shuffle,” because of its triplet-based rhythmic feel, and this month’s tune, “10 Strikes You’re Out,” falls into the same category. </p> <p>A shuffle, by the way, is sometimes notated in 12/8 meter, which is based on four beats of eighth-note triplets per bar, but a shuffle can also be written in 4/4, using triplet brackets where needed and indicating that the eighth notes are to be “swung,” which is what I’ve done for this month’s column. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qJAFwXeDtPs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-sliding-power-chords-shuffle-riffs-chromatic-movement-and-how-play-10-strikes-you-re-out#comments December 2014 Man of Steel Satchel Steel Panther Videos News Lessons Magazine Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:45:41 +0000 Steel Panther&#039;s Satchel http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22528 Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: How I Play “If I Was the King” http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-how-i-play-if-i-was-king <!--paging_filter--><p>Hey, kids, I’m back! Did you miss me? Don’t answer that. Here I am, back in the glorious <em>Guitar World</em> studios in Bakersfield, California.</p> <p> Why am I back? Uh…to teach you how to rock, that’s why! I’m also here to talk about the brand-new Steel Panther album, <em>All You Can Eat</em>, which you are no doubt listening to right now! I came back just so that I could teach you how to play some of the incredible riffs on our new record, and I’d like to start with the song “If I Was the King.” </p> <p>This song is pretty basic rock and roll in that just about everything in it is based on either the minor pentatonic scale or the blues scale—the biggest scales in rock, right? These scales come in handy. </p> <p> Don’t just practice the Phrygian and Mixolydian modes—you should be basing everything on the blues and minor pentatonic scales. You might not listen to B.B. King very much, but everything he played is the foundation for all that Testament and Megadeth stuff you listen to, and it’s the foundation of Steel Panther’s music too.</p> <p> “If I Was the King” can pretty much be summed up as a “heavy-metal shuffle.” <strong>FIGURE 1</strong> illustrates the tune’s primary rhythm part, which is built around a steady power-chord climb up the bottom two strings, played alternately against the open low E string, which functions as a pedal tone. The climb is based on the E blues scale (E G A Bb B D) with the inclusion of F#, the major second.</p> <p> In bar 2, on the upbeat of beat two, I fret the D note on the A string’s fifth fret and, while bending it up a quarter tone by pushing the string away from my palm, I simultaneously pick the open D string, just as Jimmy Page did in Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.” In bar 4, I end with a quick Bb-to-A pull-off on the A string and end the phrase with a low G note. The song’s next riff (<strong>FIGURE 2</strong>) is simple and based almost entirely on power chords with the occasional single-note riff thrown in.</p> <p> My guitar solo (<strong>FIGURE 3</strong>) begins on the four chord, A5, and I start with slow, basic phrases built around A minor pentatonic (A C D E G). Notice how I use gradual bends and wide vibratos to give the solo a bluesy feel. By the end of bar 3, the chord progression works its way back to the one chord, E5, and I do the same with the single-note lick, landing back on E at the end of bar 3. </p> <p>In bar 5, I wait until beat two to come back in and start with a big, Albert King–style bend-and-release, saving the fancy licks for bar 7. There, over C5, I play an arpeggiated figure that can be interpreted as either C6 or Am, as it’s based on the notes of an A minor triad, A C and E (with a D# passing tone thrown in). </p> <p>This line then shifts to quick, alternating pulloffs to the open G string, followed by a transition to B5 and a lick based on B minor pentatonic (B D E F# A). Overall, it’s a pretty simple solo, but there are some cool twists in there to keep it interesting.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/b5X0KBeRRLc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-06%20at%201.36.56%20PM.png" width="620" height="606" alt="Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 1.36.56 PM.png" /></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-06%20at%201.37.10%20PM.png" width="620" height="255" alt="Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 1.37.10 PM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-how-i-play-if-i-was-king#comments Man of Steel October 2014 Satchel Steel Panther Videos News Lessons Magazine Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:07:06 +0000 Steel Panther&#039;s Satchel http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22104 Steel Panther Premiere "Pussywhipped" Music Video http://www.guitarworld.com/steel-panther-premiere-pussywhipped-music-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Steel Panther have premiered the music video for "Pussywhipped," a track from their latest album, <em>All You Can Eat</em>.</p> <p>You can check it out below. As always, be sure to let us know what you think of it in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p>The clip was directed by Dean Cameron, who worked with the band on their "Fat Girl" music video.</p> <p>Steel Panther are supporting Judas Priest on a North American tour. The trek kicked off October 1 in Rochester, New York, and will run through mid-November, wrapping up in Tacoma, Washington.</p> <p><em>All You Can Eat</em> sold around 13,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week of release. It came out April 1 via Open E/KLS.</p> <object width="620" height="365"><param name="movie" value="http://videoplayer.vevo.com/embed/Embedded?videoId=GBWWP1400614&playlist=false&autoplay=0&playerId=null&playerType=embedded&env=0&cultureName=en_us&cultureIsRTL=False" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://videoplayer.vevo.com/embed/Embedded?videoId=GBWWP1400614&playlist=false&autoplay=0&playerId=null&playerType=embedded&env=0&cultureName=en_us&cultureIsRTL=False" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="620" height="365" bgcolor="#000000" wmode="transparent"></embed></object> http://www.guitarworld.com/steel-panther-premiere-pussywhipped-music-video#comments Steel Panther Videos News Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:04:58 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22499 "Ultimate Guitar Fails Compilation" 2014 — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/ultimate-guitar-fails-compilation-2014-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Someone — or something — named <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm77GHvloGCVbapk0uanx3w">Uniformedia</a> has complied and posted a charming six-minute video called "Ultimate Guitar Fails Compilation 2014."</p> <p>As its title suggests, it's a compilation of a mess of "guitar fails" — those horrible things that happen when you're trying to look so cool on stage. Like when you try to flip the guitar around your back and it (or you) wind up on the floor.</p> <p>Most of the "failures" in the video are regular folks, but there's also a James Hetfield appearance and one by Satchel of Steel Panther.</p> <p>Enjoy! And tell us which one you love the most! I'm partial to the first one, which looks genuine. There's something staged-feeling about, but it's got to be real ... right?</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Y87ToaFYY3o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/ultimate-guitar-fails-compilation-2014-video#comments Metallica Steel Panther Videos News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:00:33 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21886