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Thrash Course W/Dave Davidson of Revocation - How to Play "The Hive"

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This video is bonus content related to the May 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at theGuitar World Online Store:http://guitarworld.myshopif...

An essential technique aspiring thrash metal guitarists must master is the ability to perform fast single-note riffs and power-chord figures using only downstrokes.

Two classic examples immediately come to mind: Metallica's "Master of Puppets" and Megadeth's "Hanger 18," and there are, of course, many more great examples of relentless downpicked fury to be found in the world of metal.

This month, I'd like to focus on the primary riffs I play on the opening track from Revocation's new self-titled release, "The Hive." The song is built from an array of primary riffs performed with fast consecutive downstrokes, combined with some tremolo picking and other very specific pick-hand techniques.

To me, a relentless downstroke-driven pick attack is the only way to get certain riffs to jump out of the guitar with the aggressiveness necessary to make them sound as heavy and menacing as possible.
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This video is bonus content related to the May 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at theGuitar World Online Store:http://guitarworld.myshopif...

An essential technique aspiring thrash metal guitarists must master is the ability to perform fast single-note riffs and power-chord figures using only downstrokes.

Two classic examples immediately come to mind: Metallica's "Master of Puppets" and Megadeth's "Hanger 18," and there are, of course, many more great examples of relentless downpicked fury to be found in the world of metal.

This month, I'd like to focus on the primary riffs I play on the opening track from Revocation's new self-titled release, "The Hive." The song is built from an array of primary riffs performed with fast consecutive downstrokes, combined with some tremolo picking and other very specific pick-hand techniques.

To me, a relentless downstroke-driven pick attack is the only way to get certain riffs to jump out of the guitar with the aggressiveness necessary to make them sound as heavy and menacing as possible. Show less
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