In this guitar lesson video for A New Level, I will show you how to play this amazing song off of Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power album in its entirety.
Getting the tuning correct can be a little bit tricky. Dime didn't like to use the typical A400 Hz, which is standard concert pitch in western music. Instead, he preferred to lower that setting. He used multiple different Hertz settings throughout his career, but for the Vulgar Display of Power album, he was around A425 Hz. That make the notes sound a little over a quarter-step lower in pitch. So if you have a tuner that allows you to alter the Hertz settings, set it to 425 Hz. THEN, tune to D standard. D standard tuning is, starting from the 6th string, D G C F A D.
For the video lesson, I will just be using the normal concert pitch D standard, not the altered Hz setting that Dime used. But if you want to play along with the original studio recording, keep in mind that the actual tuning is a little over a quarter-step flat of D standard.
So with all of that out of the way we are ready to crack through this killer track. There are some great riffs to learn along with some tricky rhythms. I will break all of them down in the order that each of them appears on the original recording.
And of course, I will be tackling Dime's killer guitar solo. This solo has so many elements that made up Dime's style that it is a great one to learn if you want to get a good idea of his soloing style.
Have fun with this one and R.I.P. Vinnie and Dime! Carl...
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