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Great riffs can come from the strangest places, like this one from none other than Yngwie Malmsteen! Yng came on the scene in the early 80's through Mike Varney's now legendary Shrapnel Records label leaving everyone in his path slack-jawed and running into the shed. His technical prowess was unfathomable at the time and the resultant sound went on to define what we now call neo-classical shred. You think a guy like this is all about the solos? Guess again. The motif is ripe with metal-approved finesse and style, while at the same time unique in that you get to hear a hint of the harmonic minor scale!