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A Clean Sweep: Mastering Sweep-Picked Arpeggios with Yngwie Malmsteen

The following is a classic Guitar World column by Yngwie Malmsteen.When I was first getting into the guitar, I played it incessantly. I lived it, breathed it, ate it and slept it. I was also extremely self-critical, so from early on, I made sure to develop good playing habits — I constantly strove to sound in tune and have a great tone, and to play cleanly and in time.But I was also very hard... …

Hear Yngwie Malmsteen's Heavy Metal Cover of Michael Jackson's "Beat It"

We know this is totally random, but we thought we'd share Yngwie Malmsteen's cover of Michael Jackson's "Beat It." The track, which you can check out below, is from Malmsteen's late-2009 studio album, High Impact."It was a tribute to [Jackson], but I’ve always liked the song," Malmsteen said in a "Dear Guitar Hero" feature that appeared in Guitar World. "It’s my heavy metal version of the song,... …

Steve Vai Invites Guitarists to Vai Academy 4.0

Always dreamed of getting some in-person guitar instruction from Steve Vai? Here’s your chance.At the Vai Academy, which will take place January 3 to 7, 2018, at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs in Palm Springs, California, you can join Vai, Steve Morse, St. Vincent, Yngwie Malmsteen and other special guests for four nights of non-stop guitar.Now in its fourth year, the event is targeted toward... …

Yngwie Malmsteen Pays Tribute to the World's First Shredder, Niccolo Paganini

Here's a classic Guitar World lesson for you. Enjoy!Of all my musical influences, classical violinist Niccolo Paganini has to be on top of the list.Though he lived in the late 18th century (long before image became as important in the making and marketing of musicians as their actual music), his extreme personal magnetism coupled with truly mind-boggling technique made him the world’s first... …

Forgotten Guitar: Yngwie Malmsteen Plays Drums, Sitar and an ES-335 in Rare Footage

Aside from that time he played an Aria Flying V (for about 30 minutes) in the mid-Eighties, it’s difficult to imagine Yngwie Malmsteen with any other electric guitar besides his original Seventies large-headstock, CBS-era Strat with scalloped fretboard or newer signature model.However, in this amateur footage, it seems that when the Swedish guitar virtuoso is at home, he enjoys trying some... …

Play Like Yngwie Malmsteen: How to Master the "Sevens" Mechanic

In this instructional video, guitarist Troy Grady investigates one of the unusual asymmetrical groupings of Yngwie Malmsteen’s scale playing: a concept known as "sevens.""Although Malmsteen is known for launching a wave of interest in three-note-per-string scale playing, he is ironically a pioneer of unorthodox note groupings that fit better with his unique combination of downward pickslanting... …

Yngwie Malmsteen Goes Strat Shopping in London in 1990

Here's an interesting video from a magical place called YouTube—and magical time for guitarists called 1990. It's a pro-shop clip of guitar god Yngwie Malmsteen going Strat shopping at a second-hand and vintage gear shop on Denmark Street in London.As Yngwie gets out of his limo, he passes two men on the street.One of them asks, “Who’s this, Bon Jovi?” Awesome. Inside the shop, Yngwie spots the... …

Yngwie Malmsteen Guitar Fail: Tech Misses His Guitar Toss

The Generation Axe tour—the same impressive collection of six-string maestros that rocked the US last spring—has announced several Asian dates that kick off in April. The tour features Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi.Anyway, the news has us looking back at some of the highlights—of which there were many—of last year's tour, like this one.On May 2, 2016,... …

Yngwie Malmsteen Shows Off His Favorite Guitars

Lately, we've been going through some of the older Guitar World videos on YouTube—and we've been finding some pretty unusual (and often quite cool) stuff. Such as this 2008 video titled "In the Studio with... Yngwie Malmsteen." In this clip, which—we stress—was posted to YouTube November 14, 2008, Malmsteen:• shreds • shows off his studio knick-knacks • shows off his suit of armor • shows off... …

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