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To this very day Yngwie J. Malmsteen is the leader of the shred guitar movement that he helped initiate over 20 years ago. Since then metal has never been the same as Yngwie J. made it standard issue to arm yourself with such sounds as harmonic minor, phrygian, diminished arpeggios that are delivered with such ferocious techiques like high speed alternate picking, pedal tones, and the forever-cool sweep picking. This lick captures many of the elements in one four bar excursion over a V-I change in Am. It's all there: sweeping F#7 arps, a screaming whole step bend at the climax and then ending with a quick run up the A harmonic minor scale.