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Thrash Course with Dave Davidson: Using Minor-Seven Flat-Five Chords in Metal

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the August 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.

Thrash Course with Dave Davidson: Varying and Applying a Common Guitar Scale in Interesting, Unusual Ways — Video

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the July 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.

Thrash Course with Revocation's Dave Davidson: The Advantages of Alternate Picking, and How I Play “The Hive,” Part 2

Last month, I demonstrated the primary riffs that I play in “The Hive,” the opening track on Revocation’s new, self-titled release.

This month, I’d like to cover some of the song’s other primary riffs, which, conversely, are all performed with alternate (down-up) picking, combined once again with some super-fast tremolo picking.

Thrash Course with Revocation's Dave Davidson: Building Heavy Riffs and Unusual Chords from the Modes

One of my favorite ways to explore new riffs, chord patterns and melodic figures is to take one of the seven fundamental modes and use its structure as a guideline. In doing so, I often discover new chord shapes or melodic ideas that I may not have otherwise come across.

Thrash Course with Revocation's Dave Davidson: Using Fast Down-Picking to Execute Powerful Riffs and Signature Parts

This video is bonus content related to the May 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.

Thrash Course with Dave Davidson: Utilizing Different Picking Techniques, and How to Play "Invidious"

I’d like to start off by demonstrating some of the licks I play in the song “Invidious," from our latest, self-titled release. Some of the melodic phrases in the tune are performed using hybrid picking, a technique sometimes referred to as “chicken pickin’,” wherein I combine standard flatpicking with fingerpicking.

Thrash Course with Revocation's Dave Davidson: Comparing the Fundamental Minor Modes

This video is bonus content related to the April 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at our online store.