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Yngwie Malmsteen reinvigorated the neo-classical approaches of Uli Jon Roth and Ritchie Blackmore with his use of harmonic minor scales, diminished arpeggios, and song titles like "Trilogy Suite Op:5". In fact, he took the Bach-ball, ran with it and never looked back. This is a lick that features a very classical sounding compositional technique known a pedal points where a melody bounces off one constant note. Starting out in the 8th position, this licks races up and down the neck outlining the A harmonic minor scale with steadfast alternate picking.