Last time, we kicked off this series of Brewtality columns by going over some basic, but essential, stuff and learning how to play the A minor pentatonic scale (A C D E G) all over the neck. We did this by learning the five fretboard patterns shown in FIGURE 1.
In this classic entry from his "Brewtality" column, Zakk Wylde shows you some essential minor-pentatonic runs. To kick things off, let’s start with some basics by looking at the minor-pentatonic scale and how it covers the whole neck. To keep things simple, we’ll stay in the key of A minor for now.
Next up is WWE superstar Chris Jericho, who learned that comedy isn't always easy, especially when you're staring down a man who looks like a cross between a viking and a Hell's Angel. Watch Jericho body slam (metaphorically speaking) Zakk Wylde in the video below.
For those of you who missed Guitar World's Rock & Roll Roast of Zakk Wylde, which took place in January at The Grove in Anaheim, California, worry not! We're in the process of bringing you as much footage as possible from that night. In fact, here's comedian Jim Norton's segment of the Roast, which features some great one-liners, including, "What an amazing collection of people. If a bomb went off right now, the record industry would lose exactly $500 next year."
Zakk Wylde had long been known for his guitar pyrotechnics, signature look and over-the-top personality. Beneath all that, however, lies Zakk Wylde the guitar ambassador. Though his instructional videos, tab books and Guitar World columns, Wylde has made the instrument more approachable, and he never shies away from giving credit to his influences or peers.
Earlier today, Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde announced his new signature-edition guitar-instruction DVD series. The Zakk Wylde Signature Edition Guitar Apprentice will be available October 1 at Guitar Centers across the country.