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British Heavy Metal - Judas Priest

Lesson Sample

Looping Jam Track 1

Teacher: Judas Priest featured the duel guitar work of Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing. Often Tipton and Downing would crush away on identical rhythm riffs for maximum heaviness.

Main Riff

Notice the riff uses the same 'power chord inversion' as last week. 5th-Root voicing, Also the use of a repeating 'pedal' tone. The pedal tone is a note riding under moving notes or chords on top. Practice playing the pedal tone with palm muting. Lift off on the chord hits to make them punchy.

blaine: Is that the same as a drone note?

Teacher: Pretty much the same. Just a pedal implies it is in the bass. The muting is important so that the pedal doesnt' overwhelm the rest of the riff. Here comes a video of the right hand.

Right Hand video

Teacher: The lesson sample starts with this bridge riff. Again power chords F5-D5-G5-E5

Bridge Riff

Teacher: An alternate way, used on the second repeat. The diads on the 2nd-3rd strings imply D major and E major.

Bridge Riff 2

Teacher: The C5-B5 chords at the 3rd and 2nd fret lead to the Main Riff. Tagged at the end of the tab.

Teacher: Here's a looping track:

Looping Jam Track 1

Teacher: A couple of lead riffs to put on top:

Lick 1

A Blues Scale

Teacher: First lick comes out of the standard A Blues scale. The neck will show the fingering I prefer when playing in this style, using a stretch to get the notes under the first three fingers only, helpful for the rapid fire legato and bends of the style.

Lick 2

Teacher: More legato in a three note per string style. This riff mixes modes and the blues scale.

A minor scale (Aeolian)

Teacher: Notes of the minor scale

A Dorian Mode

Teacher: and the dorian mode

Lick 3

Teacher: The same blues scale moved up 12 frets. The last lick using trem bar dips as Tipton likes to do. Here's a new jam track:

Looping Jam Track 2

Teacher: More metal mayhem next time from the Killmeister. Lemmy of Motorhead fame.

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