February 2012 - Guitar World

February 2012


Using a Metal Approach with Classical-Style Themes

This month's "Metal For Life" shows you how to utilize a metal approach when playing classical-style themes. Classical music—being used as an umbrella term to cover the Classical, Romantic and Baroque periods—has been a major influence on heavy metal, particularly after the arrival of the "neoclassical shred" movement in the '80s.