Symphony of Destruction Guitar Lesson (Chords/Rhythms) – Megadeth

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In this Symphony of Destruction guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play Megadeth’s biggest hit note-for-note.

In the first lesson I will break down all of the rhythm guitar parts, with the second video covering Marty Friedman’s very challenging guitar solo.

We will be using standard tuning just like the original recording.

When in comes to the rhythm guitar parts for “Symphony of Destruction”, these riffs are some of the easiest you will find for a Megadeth song. Davie Mustaine is really great at creating complex metal riffs, but he really tones it down for “Symphony of Destruction” to great affect!

There are some riffs in the rhythm guitar work that the band harmonizes a lot live. I have included some of those guitar harmonies if you are interested in playing them.

The difficulty level ramps up quite a bit in the second video in which I will show you note-for-note how to play Marty Friedman’s guitar solo.

As I mention in the video lesson, Marty Friedman has a knack of creating highly melodic, unorthodox and extremely challenging guitar solos. His solo for “Symphony Of Destruction” is no different.

There are sections of this solo where I will show you the exact way to pick the licks in order to get them up to speed. There is a lot of economy picking being used which is essential to getting those parts up to speed. If you want to investigate this technique further I suggest you check out my complete Economy Picking Course

I will break each section of the solo down phrase-by-phrase to make it easier to memorize quickly. This solo is quite the challenge so good luck with it! #symphonyofdestructionguitarlesson #megadeth #guitarcovers

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  1. Guys me righuest canon rock the tutorial…. Please…

  2. Guys me righuest canon rock the tutorial…. Please…

  3. Just one word. Amazing!

  4. You are simply the best

  5. great video , it would be easier to understand if you added tabs .

  6. First two minutes are literally porn played at a slow speed .

  7. First two minutes are literally porn played at a slow speed .

  8. I don't know if you take request but I was wondering if you could do a tutorial for Uh Oh by Puddle of Mudd (Solo) I know how to play the rythem but I can't find any tutorials on for the solo. Also great video

  9. Andyjay Villacampa

    master idol

  10. Im kinda new, can anyone tell me why doesnt he just use index finger for that chromatic run at 4:32

  11. One of the simplest solo rhythm sections

  12. Olgierd Ziembinski

    without intro??????

  13. Can u post ur amp settings cuz ur distortion sounds nice

  14. Just got my frist gutiar today,can't wait!!!

  15. Do you have a cover already maded?

  16. You're the best teacher on YouTube. You get right to it and you're not in love with your own voice.  TY

  17. Dude. You must make a video of Headcrusher. Megadeth

  18. Overall…u r the greatest on YouTube…for guitar rock lessons…I appreciate it…n your time n efforts. Thx

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