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Watch the Burnin' Up the Rhoads online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Rock Guitar 10: Advanced Soloing Principles

Burnin' Up the Rhoads - Performance is a video guitar lesson presented by Angus Clark and is sourced from Hard Rock Survival Guide: Lead .


Let's move to B minor shall we? Randy Rhoads left an indelible mark on hard rock guitar with the two albums he made with Ozzy Osbourne. He had a lot of great tools in his kit. Badass pentatonics, tapping, position scales, three note per string patterns. And a flair for composition. I'm taking a kitchen-sink approach to combining elements of Randy's style into one solo. One thing I've always found interesting is the true takeaways of any one player's style reveal themselves more when they appear imitated in someone else's playing.

This is an extended solo form. It starts with a one chord groove and then breaks into a more classically inspired chord progression, then there's a couple of stop time figures, and then a BIG FINISH! So your solo map is already marked out by the rhythm section, you just have to fill in the blanks. This kind of orchestration is indicative of Hard Rock songs from almost every decade, Deep Purple, Ozzy, Sabbath, Rainbow, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, etc. It's about creating a song within a song, a real showcase for the featured instrumentalist in the band to have a whack. Don't expect to do this on every song.