This is an alternate-picking run based on an add9 arpeggio shape on the top three strings that’s moved up and down the neck to four different positions and tonal centers, with a slight variation in bar 2. It begins in E, moves down to C with a little twist—more on that in a moment—then up to D and finally A.
Once I hit the high E string, I switch to legato phrasing, continuing the triplet rhythm and using all four fret-hand fingers, spread out wide, to perform "stacked" hammer-ons and pull-offs, capped off by a pick-hand tap with the middle finger.
This past Saturday, April 12, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine performed "Symphony Interrupted" with the San Diego Symphony at San Diego's Copley Symphony Hall. You can check out a bit of fan-filmed video below.
Seymour Duncan has introduced its Black Winter pickups for seven- and eight-string guitarists. The Black Winter was originally created for the extreme metal players of Scandinavia who were looking for more aggression without sacrificing definition and clarity.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd has released the electronic press kit (also known as a video) in advance of his new studio album, Goin' Home, which will be released May 19 via Concord Records. You can check it out below.
Led Zeppelin are streaming a tasty piece of content from the upcoming newly remastered version of their 1969 debut album. Check out the complete live performance of the band's "Good Times Bad Times" / "Communication Breakdown" medley from an October 10, 1969, performance at the L'Olympia in Paris.
As a Berklee College of Music professor, Scott Tarulli is well versed in all things rock, blues and jazz (Of course, his friends know he's also a closet Dio-loving metal head) His new album, Anytime, Anywhere, features a trove of hooks and catchy songs; it also happens to feature special guests including bebop slide guitar legend David Tronzo, bassist Tony Levin and Jerry Marotta. We recently caught up with Tarulli to discuss the new album.