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Betcha Can't Play This: Uncured's Dizzying "Myopic"

In the latest edition of Guitar World's long-running "Betcha Can't Play This" series, Uncured's Zak Cox takes you through a dazzling section of his band's "Myopic."

Cox opens the video by playing this difficult section of "Myopic" at its recorded speed, before taking us through the segment piece by piece. He even offers up the lick again, at a slightly more human speed.

Can you play what Cox is playing? Watch the video and get back to us!

For more about Uncured, follow along on Facebook.You can also check out their upcoming tour dates below the video.

Uncured w/DevilDriver, 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill

  • 8/18 San Jose, CA @ The Ritz (no Cane Hill)
  • 8/19 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater (no Cane Hill)
  • 8/20 Spokane, WA @ The Pin (no Cane Hill)
  • 8/21 Billings, MT @ Pub Station (no Cane Hill)
  • 8/23 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
  • 8/24 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
  • 8/25 Belvidere, IL @ Apollo Theatre
  • 8/27 La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Lounge
  • 8/28 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
  • 8/29 Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
  • 8/30 Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
  • 8/31 Wichita, KS @ Crown Uptown
  • 9/1 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
  • 9/2 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
  • 9/5 Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge
  • 9/7 Louisville, KY @ Trixie's Entertainment Complex
  • 9/8 Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys
  • 9/9 Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse
  • 9/13 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse - The International
  • 9/14 Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
  • 9/15 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan's Music Hall
  • 9/20 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
  • 9/21 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
  • 9/22 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Backroom

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Jackson Maxwell
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.