Electric Wizard Guitar Lesson – Barbarian – B Standard Tuning

In this doom metal guitar lesson I teach you the entire rhythm section from Electric Wizard’s Barbarian, a track off of the classic Dopethrone record. The song is broken down into its main riffs, each demonstrated and explained in full detail.

Check out the Orange Crush 20 – https://amzn.to/2SbYI4s

Check out the Fuzzlord Effects FU-2 – https://fuzzlordeffects.wordpress.com/fu-2/

Strings: Ernie Ball Burly Slinky
String Gauge: 11 – 14 – 18p – 30 – 42 – 52
Check out the strings – https://amzn.to/2OlyrzW

The guitar is tuned to B Standard: B – E – A – D – F♯ – B

The song is played in the key of F# Minor (for a standard tuning guitar this would be the B Minor position) and it’s riffs utilize elements from the F# Natural Minor Scale {R, M2, b3, p4, p5, b6, b7} along with the F# Blues Scale {R, b3, p4, b5, p5, b7} with the addition of the Major Third, M3, and the Flat Second, b2, from the Phrygian Dominant Scale {R, b2, M3, p4, p5, b6, b7}

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Gear Used for this Lesson ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Epiphone G-400 – https://amzn.to/2FneuVx
Behringer SF300 Superfuzz – https://amzn.to/2JOHZVN
Orange Crush 20 Amp – https://amzn.to/2SbYI4s
iRig Pro Duo Audio Interface – https://amzn.to/2Kyp7qA
Movo LV-6 Lavalier Mic – https://amzn.to/2FQR0M2

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  1. R2ubuntu The God Like

    Great stuff homie. I'd love to see We Hate You.

  2. I’m a little disappointed you didn’t start the video with shouting ‘the wizaaard’

  3. The Breathless Sleep

    Never been so happy after seeing a thumbnail in my feed! I’m recording the Empress Rising bases on your lesson this weekend, next one for sure will be this one!

    Any recommendation to set the pedal in order to get the right tone?

  4. Great to wake up to another lesson in this dope series.
    Watcher In The Dark by Pallbearer would be sick

  5. For your next lesson, why not Rumors of war from High on Fire? It could be really great 😉 Appreciate your work by the way, it helps a lot. Keep it up!!!

  6. Love it man!

  7. CrippledWizard69

    As always another bad ass video dude.

    And that FU2 is a seriously crushing pedal.
    plus love that your playing through an Crush 20, I use a Crush 20rt on the clean channel with my fuzz's n it handled them really well.
    I can always get a proper crushing tone out of that amp lol

  8. Please do I, The Witchfinder next, that’s my favorite riff from them and there are no tabs anywhere

  9. Man, geat witchcraft shirt, can you do some videos about Wichcraft?

  10. Derek Christensen

    Awesome work Steve! You know my favorite pedals are all Fuzzlord

  11. Great vid! I’m going to have to checkout that studio footage you were talking about.

  12. I got me a Demon Lung from Abominable Electronics. It's awesome.

  13. Does anyone notice the satanic clipmic 😀

  14. Recently got my first guitar and this channel has been a great way to learn some of my favourite songs. Keep up the good work!

  15. Can’t wait for more gear videos

  16. I’ve been waiting for a channel like this…

  17. Man……i just need everything Fuzzlord.. Nice lesson Steve! Respect the Wizard!

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