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HIGH ON FIRE: DIIHIGH ON FIRE: DII
LEVEL: Intermediate 5.......In this guitar lesson video, MATT PIKE will show us the main riffs in the HIGH ON FIRE instrumental track "DII" after the track "Rumors Of War." Take notice of how MATT uses a b5 trill, and how he is using other intervals besides the usual 5th power chord . . . CHECK THIS OUT

THE SWORD: APOCRYPHON (Part 1)THE SWORD: APOCRYPHON (Part 1)
LEVEL: Intermediate 6.......In this guitar lesson video, KYLE SHUTT will show us the first few riffs in THE SWORD song "Apocryphon." This is the title track of THE SWORD's new record . . . CHECK THIS OUT

RED FANG: HANK IS DEADRED FANG: HANK IS DEAD
LEVEL: Intermediate 4.......In this guitar lesson video, DAVID SULLIVAN will show us every rhythm riff in the RED FANG song "Hank Is Dead." Notice how he adds octaves to the last riff once the rest of the band joins in. This makes the riff heavier. Learn from David . . . CHECK THIS OUT

FREE VIDEO OF THE DAY 02/02/16: CHRIS POLAND "PLAYING OUTSIDE IN E MINOR" (Part 2)FREE VIDEO OF THE DAY 02/02/16: CHRIS POLAND "PLAYING OUTSIDE IN E MINOR" (Part 2)
LEVEL: Advanced 10....... In this guitar lesson video, CHRIS POLAND (ex-MEGADETH) will show us a few more licks/scales that he uses to play "outside" in the key of E Minor. Playing outside means using notes that don't belong to the natural minor scale. This is a big component of Chris' sound . . . CHECK THIS OUT

FU MANCHU SKYPE GUITAR LESSONSFU MANCHU SKYPE GUITAR LESSONS
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BLACK METAL (Verse and Bridge)
BLACK METAL (Verse and Bridge) LEVEL: Advanced 2....... In this guitar lesson video, Jeff "Mantas" Dunn will show us the verse and bridge riffs in the VENOM INC. song "Black Metal." There is some pretty fast alternate picking in this one. Notice how little his picking hand moves. Economy of motion . . . CHECK THIS OUT
TWENTY (Part 2)
TWENTY (Part 2) LEVEL: Intermediate 5..... In this guitar lesson, WILL MECUM will show us the second riff in the KARMA TO BURN song "Twenty." You will learn to play octaves while playing in Drop D. It's easier to add vibrato to octaves in this tuning . . . CHECK THIS OUT
SSSHHH! (Riff Five)
SSSHHH! (Riff Five) LEVEL: Intermediate 8....... In this guitar lesson video, MIKE NEIDER will show us thew 5TH riff in the BL'AST! song "SSSHHH!" This riff requires that you slide octaves pretty far and stop on a dime. We really dig how he adds a flatted 5th riff under the octave too . . . CHECK THIS OUT
AVALANCHE (Outro)
AVALANCHE (Outro) LEVEL: Intermediate 5....... In this guitar lesson video, JASON LANDRIAN will show us the remaining structure in the BLACK COBRA song "Avalanche." He will also teach us the outro riff . . . CHECK THIS OUT
HIGH COUNTRY (2nd Verse Lead)
HIGH COUNTRY (2nd Verse Lead) LEVEL: Beginner 4....... In this guitar lesson video, KYLE SHUTT will show us his lead over the 2nd verse in THE SWORD song "High Country." It's pretty common to add a new element over a second verse for variety. This is how KYLE SHUTT does it . . . CHECK THIS OUT
BLOOD LIKE CREAM (Part 3)
BLOOD LIKE CREAM (Part 3) LEVEL: Intermediate 3....... In this guitar lesson video, DAVID SULLIVAN will show us the break and lead over the vocals in the RED FANG song "Blood Like Cream." We love when guitars double the vocals, it makes for some strange lines . . . CHECK THIS OUT
LAST QUESTION (Part 1)
LAST QUESTION (Part 1) LEVEL: Beginner 7....... In this guitar lesson video, BOB BALCH will show us the intro, main riff, chorus and bridge riff in the FU MANCHU song "Last Question." BOB BALCH will also explain how he mixes both lead and rhythm during the chorus when playing this song live . . . CHECK THIS OUT
PLAYING OUTSIDE IN E MINOR (Part 1)
PLAYING OUTSIDE IN E MINOR (Part 1) LEVEL: Advanced 7....... In this guitar lesson video, CHRIS POLAND (ex-MEGADETH) will show us how to play "outside" in the key of E minor. What CHRIS POLAND does is cater his licks towards altered minor chords. Emin9#5, Emin7sus4 and Emin#5. This way his licks take on the characteristics of those chords. Watch and learn . . . CHECK THIS OUT
TWENTY (Part 1)
TWENTY (Part 1) LEVEL: Beginner 7....... In this guitar lesson video, WILL MECUM will show us the first riff in the KARMA TO BURN song "Twenty." WILL MECUM will also stress the importance of palm muting sections of riffs to add variety . . . CHECK THIS OUT
HIGH COUNTRY (Chorus Riff)
HIGH COUNTRY (Chorus Riff) LEVEL: Beginner 8....... In this guitar lesson video, KYLE SHUTT will show us the chorus riff in THE SWORD song "High Country." Notice how KYLE SHUTT plays thirds in the second half of the riff. He also changes to the tag notes at the end to give the riff variety . . . CHECK THIS OUT
DIG DELAY by STRYMON
DIG DELAY by STRYMON LEVEL: Gear Master 10....... In this pedal demo, BOB BALCH will walk us through the DIG DELAY by STRYMON. DIG unearths the true soul of digital delay and doubles it--two simultaneous, integrated delays with the captivating rack delay voicings from the 1980s and today, for incredible expressive potential . . . CHECK THIS OUT
BLOOD LIKE CREAM (Part 2)
BLOOD LIKE CREAM (Part 2) LEVEL: Intermediate 2....... In this guitar lesson video, DAVID SULLIVAN will show us the 2nd "doodad" in riff two and the chorus riff . . . CHECK THIS OUT
SSSHHH! (Riffs Two, Three and Four)
SSSHHH! (Riffs Two, Three and Four) LEVEL: Intermediate 4....... In this guitar lesson video, MIKE NEIDER will show us the 2nd, 3rd and 4th riffs in the BL'AST! song "Ssshhh!." Take notice of how MIKE NEIDER uses open strings before hitting his power chords. This adds BL'AST! esque chaos. . . . CHECK THIS OUT
BRIDE OF FUZZ by SCHENKENSTEIN
BRIDE OF FUZZ by SCHENKENSTEIN LEVEL: Gear Master 10....... In this pedal demo video, BOB BALCH from FU MANCHU will demo the "Bride Of Fuzz" by Schenkenstein. The left knob is volume the right is a pre gain and the switch turns the pre gain off/on . . . CHECK THIS OUT
HIGH COUNTRY (Verse/Intro)
HIGH COUNTRY (Verse/Intro) LEVEL: Beginner 7....... In this guitar lesson video, KYLE SHUTT will show us the intro and verse riffs in THE SWORD song "High Country." Little of a volume swell in this one. E minor pentatonic and open chords. THE SWORD tune up to Eb on this record but A=432. Usually A=440 but there is a new movement of players that tune to A=432, so it's a hair flat. . . . CHECK THIS OUT
TAPE DELAY by EMPRESS EFFECTS
TAPE DELAY by EMPRESS EFFECTS LEVEL: Gear Master 10....... In this pedal demo video, BOB BALCH will show us the TAPE DELAY by EMPRESS EFFECTS. This pedal is a rich, lush tape delay in an incredibly small box. 3 flavors of tape age let you choose how dark and gritty the repeats will get while filter and modulation controls allow for even more fine tuning . . . CHECK THIS OUT
BLOOD LIKE CREAM (Part 1)
BLOOD LIKE CREAM (Part 1) LEVEL: Beginner 7....... In this guitar lesson video, DAVID SULLIVAN will show us the intro, verse and "doodad" riffs in the RED FANG song "Blood Like Cream." David will show us two ways to play the "doodad" riff, but we prefer his way because of the slides . . . CHECK THIS OUT
AVALANCHE (Bridge)
AVALANCHE (Bridge) LEVEL: Intermediate 6.......In this guitar lesson video, JASON LANDRIAN will show us the bridge riff in the BLACK COBRA song "Avalanche." This riff is reminiscent of the intro but uses a few different time signatures . . . CHECK THIS OUT
THIRTY FOUR (Part 4)
THIRTY FOUR (Part 4) LEVEL: Intermediate 2.......In this guitar lesson video, WILL MECUM will show us the pre-bridge and bridge riffs in the KARMA TO BURN song "Thirty-Four." WILL MECUM will demonstrate the importance of playing "A" on the open strings and the beefy strings to get two different sounds . . . CHECK THIS OUT
INVADERS ON MY BACK
INVADERS ON MY BACK LEVEL: Intermediate 3.......In this guitar lesson video, BOB BALCH will show us every rhythm riff in the FU MANCHU song "Invaders On My Back." He will also demonstrate which licks are the "keepers" for the solo and which licks are improvised . . . CHECK THIS OUT
CHORD VOICINGS IN A MINOR
CHORD VOICINGS IN A MINOR LEVEL: Advanced 4.......In this guitar lesson video, CHRIS POLAND (ex-MEGADETH) will show us some chord voicings that can be used in the key of A minor. A few of these voicings are inspired by JOHN McLAUGHLIN but they all have a CHRIS POLAND feel to them . . . CHECK THIS OUT
SSSHHH! (Riff One)
SSSHHH! (Riff One) LEVEL: Intermediate 4....... In this guitar lesson video, MIKE NEIDER will show us the first riff in the BL'AST! song "Ssshhh!" Notice how after he plays it twice the rhythm changes to all down strokes . . . CHECK THIS OUT
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