This 12 bar solo incorporates numerous techniques including sweep-tapped arpeggios, sweep picking, alternate picking, legato playing, right-hand tapping, three and four note-per-string groupings, string skipping, and octave jump. Also used are major/minor arpeggio shapes, diminished 7th arpeggios, and the natural/harmonic minor scales. It’s definitely a workout, so I’ve broken it up into six two-bar exercises to make it more manageable.
When you can play all of the licks separately, we have recorded the whole lick in its entirety at several different tempos so that you can work out where you can comfortably play the whole lick, and strive to reach the next tempo milestone. A word of warning, this pack is NOT for the feint hearted, but even if you learn the licks much slower than actually played, you will have a whole arsenal of techniques at your disposal to spice up your playing.
Jimmy Lardner-Brown is a columnist for Australian Guitar Magazine. He is also the lead guitarist for Sydney power/thrash metal band Darker Half and thrash/death metal band Killrazer. Jimmy Graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Contemporary) degree from the Australian Institute of Music. He has official endorsements with Ibanez Guitars (international) and Dean Markley Strings. He was the lead guitarist for legendary US vocalist Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen, Iced Earth) on his 2012 Australian and New Zealand tour, for ex-Iron Maiden vocalists Paul Di'Anno and Blaze Bayley on their 2012 Aus/NZ tour, and for original Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno on his 2009 and 2010 Australian/New Zealand tours
He was personally chosen by world-renowned guitar virtuoso Steve Vai to jam onstage with him at his 2011 Sydney masterclass clinic. Jimmy won Best Guitarist at the 2009 'Australian Metal Awards and the 2007 'Australian Guitar Magazine Best Guitarist Competition'.