In this 5 Minutes Alone guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this absolutely crushing tune from Pantera note-for-note.
As with a lot of Pantera's music, the tuning can be a bit tricky. For "5 Minutes Alone", if you want to play along with the original recording you will need to do a couple of things. First, it would be best if you have an electronic tuner that allows you to adjust the reference pitch. Standard "concert" reference pitch is A440. But for this song, you will need to adjust that reference pitch to A425. After that, you will need to tune your guitar to D standard. Those notes are, starting from the 6th string, D G C F A D.
However, for this lesson video, I will be tuning to D standard with the normal reference pitch of A440.
As for the riffs, we have some absolutely killer grooves to play in the one. The main riff is played through the intro, chorus and chorus sections. However, the way he plays the riff will change depending on the section of the song. Those slight variations are covered in-depth in the lesson video.
I will go through each section of the song in the order that they appear on the original recording.
I will also cover Dimebag's solo note-for-note. This solo is the product of a couple of different guitars being overdubbed together. I will be demonstrating a way to play the solo that allows it to be done with just one guitarist. However, that will require a couple of notes to be dropped in a couple of parts. I will demonstrate both guitar parts in full so you can decide what you want to play.
Have fun learning this metal masterpiece from the incomparable Dimebag Darrell and Pantera. R.I.P.
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