9.17.2009

Video Guitar Lesson - Alexi Laihos' Complete solo from “Next in Line” With Guitar Tab

Alexi Laiho is the lead guitarist, vocalist,and songwriter for the Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom. He has a great talent for creating technical yet interesting solos, most of which are like mini-compositions with several sections, each having its own personality. His wide variety of skills gives him a seemingly endless bag of tricks to draw from, and he has quickly risen to become one of today’s most talented metal shredders. I had a chance to work with him on a few instructional programs, and to see his talents firsthand, and I can tell you that his reputation is not just hype—he is an amazing player. Let’s take a look at the contents of one of his solos.

“Next in Line” is a signature Alexi solo from the CD Are You Dead Yet. In this solo he employs a perfect blend of melodic riffs and ripping speed runs. Take a look at the complete solo and then I’ll break it down and analyze each section. Note: This song is played in dropped-C tuning, or C, G, C, F, A, D, low to high. See the lesson “Dark Tunings That Rule Metal Music”



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1 comment:

Stormy Maverick said...

WOW! Look at all of the techniques and stuff packed into this ONE lesson!