Man tapes dustpan to face, plays Smoke on the Water using nothing but sweep argpeggios

Best of 2019: For reason number 1,362,546 why YouTube continues to be an incredible place to witness awesome, absurd and just plain “huh?” feats of electric guitar playing wonderment, Guitar World presents this recently-posted clip from Bradley Hall, in which the rather impressive player performs that old six-string standby, Smoke on the Water, using nothing but sweep arpeggios.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.