Learn the awe-inspiring licks behind Moon Tooth's Awe At All Angles in this super-in-depth playthrough and lesson

After making a seismic dent in the prog-rock scene with their 2019 album Crux, Long Island's Moon Tooth are taking it easy during quarantine. However, that hasn't stopped guitarist Nick Lee from putting together this gargantuan playthrough/lesson video of one of the album's biggest tracks, Awe At All Angles.

After delivering jaw-dropping licks on an equally jaw-dropping Vigier GV Rock electric guitar in the playthrough, Lee goes seriously in-depth and shows you how to play the track in full in a truly comprehensive lesson.

Other gear used includes a '74 Hiwatt DR103 amp head powering a Krank 4x12 speaker cab. Lee's pedalboard consists of a Wampler Ego compressor, a J Rockett Ikon Archer and a Friedman BE-OD for overdrive and an Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork pitch-shifter for the low-octave harmony effect. His guitar is fitted with DiMarzio Dominion pickups.

"It’s a total honor to have this lesson featured on Guitar World," Lee says. "GW was the magazine I most looked forward to coming in the mail every month as a kid, and the transcriptions and lessons were a big part of my development as a player. 

"Awe At All Angles was one of the first songs we wrote for what become the album Crux. I really enjoyed the challenge of writing some crazy riffs to the simple backdrop of a catchy 'vi IV I' progression, and it was one of the first songs where I really tried to write something that gave John [Carbone, vocalist] the opportunity to shine and deliver those big hooks like the soulful singer that he is!

"I have been teaching guitar for a long time but it was still an interesting challenge to create a lesson video this way with my good friend Anthony Lopardo at Westfall Recording Company behind the camera. I hope folks out there enjoy learning the song and are inspired to write some riffs of your own!"

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.