September 2015

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Infusing Dark Heavy Metal Riffs with a Touch of Blues

To my mind, it’s impossible to become a great metal soloist without having an appreciation of the blues and some of the techniques associated with blues guitar. Learning to emulate the blues guitar techniques of B.B. King, Albert King and all the blues masters is of vital importance to metal as well as blues and rock guitarists, and that is what I would like to explore in this month’s column.