So close you can see his scallops: behold Yngwie Malmsteen’s chops in greater detail than ever before with this astonishing multi-cam footage of Far Beyond the Sun

Yngwie Malmsteen
(Image credit: Truefire/YouTube)

If you want to learn classically rooted shred techniques, then there is surely no finer teacher than Yngwie Malmsteen. The Swedish maestro single-handedly invented the neoclassical shred movement with his debut album, Rising Force, in 1984.

Now Malmsteen has put together a tutorial series called – what else – MaestroClass with TrueFire in which he shares the techniques and lines behind 10 of his tracks, and we’ve got an exclusive preview of the performance clip for his masterpiece, Far Beyond the Sun.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.