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Yngwie Malmsteen Shreds with Alcatrazz in 1984

For today's flashback video, we're dropping in on a young Yngwie Malmsteen, circa-1984.Fans who got to see the Graham Bonnet-led Alcatrazz perform in the early to mid-Eighties were treated to bits and pieces of Malmsteen's mastery in pretty much every song—but especially when he took his extended solo breaks.Below, you can check out one such break, recorded during Alcatrazz's 1984 tour of Japan... …

Cracking the Code with Troy Grady: The Puzzle of Pentatonic Fours — Video

We recently gave Cracking the Code viewers a cool homework assignment: find a way to play ascending fours, against the pentatonic scale, using the Yngwie Malmsteen and Eric Johnson downward pickslanting system.The assignment seems simple enough. After all, the pentatonic scale is nearly ubiquitous as a cornerstone of modern rock lead playing. And fours is a common rhythmic grouping,... …