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Matt Scharfglass

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Shredding: Not That There's Anything Wrong With It ...

While I'm thrilled that my first-ever blog post seemed to resonate with so many people, I want to clarify that I am not putting down shredders at ALL.

Quick Lick: Soundgarden - "Burden In My Hand"

In this Quick Lick, Guitar World's Matt Scharfglass shows you how to play Soundgarden's "Burden In My Hand," from their 1996 album, Down on the Upside.

Just Play: How I Got Into Transcribing Music

I often get asked how I got into transcribing music. This’ll sound arrogant, but to be completely honest, I think I always transcribed in some way. Even as a little kid, in my head, I was dissecting stuff I heard that appealed to me, even if I didn’t know the terminology.

Quick Lick: Yes - "Roundabout" Video Lesson

In this Quick Lick, Guitar World's Matt Scharfglass shows you how to play the bass intro to the Yes classic "Roundabout," from their 1971 album Fragile.

Quick Lick: Guns N' Roses - "Mr. Brownstone"

In this Quick Lick, Guitar World's Matt Scharfglass shows you how to play the intro to "Mr. Brownstone" by Guns N' Roses, from their debut album Appetite For Destruction.

Quick Lick: Blue Öyster Cult "Godzilla" Video Lesson

In this Quick Lick, Guitar World's Matt Scharfglass shows you how to play the intro to the Blue Öyster Cult classic "Godzilla," from their 1977 album Spectres.

Just Play: To Get the Job Done Right, Play from the Heart

Too many people get caught up in tweaking their gear, getting bogged down in theory or doing what amounts to hours of non-musical calisthenics in order to perfect some inhuman guitar or bass technique.

Quick Lick: Metallica - "Battery" Video Lesson

In this Quick Lick, Guitar World's Matt Scharfglass shows you how to play the acoustic intro to Metallica's "Battery," from the landmark album Master of Puppets. In the intro to the song, James Hetfield plays a melody while accompanying himself with chords underneath that gives the song it's haunting vibe.

Quick Lick: Pantera - "Cowboys From Hell"

In this Quick Lick, Guitar World's Matt Scharfglass shows you how to play the intro to Pantera's "Cowboys From Hell."

Quick Lick: Ozzy Osbourne - "Diary of a Madman" Video Lesson

Guitar World's Matt Scharfglass teaches you the intro to Ozzy's "Diary of a Madman"