Alex Skolnick About the Educator

A charter member of Testament, Alex has proven far more than a mere thrasher. With each new release, he helped push the band into headier melodic and harmonic terrain. Ultimately, Testament proved too confining for the versatile guitarist, so he has set out on his own, leading a new band called Exhibit A, which combines the dark sound of Alice in Chains with a strong progressive feel. The band is writing material and playing concerts. Alex's Metal Edge column for Guitar brings a fresh approach to heavy rock, illustrating the music's sophisticated side in his several lessons. Word has it that he hardly ever says "dude". Unlike a legion of axe-wielding headbangers, Alex is a virtuoso player and true teacher.
"From personal experience, there's no substitute for hearing how something should sound before learning it."