Cum on Feel The Noize Guitar Lesson – Quiet Riot

"Cum on Feel The Noize" was originally released by Slade in 1973. It was a huge success for them in the UK, staying at the top of the charts for weeks, but it never really caught on in the US. The song actually inspired New York rock band Kiss to write their popular signature rock anthem "Rock and Roll All Nite".

Ten years later, Quiet Riot covered the song, which would not only help make there album Metal Health No.1, but also finally make "Cum on Feel the Noize" a verified international hit. The song's success drew huge nationwide attention to the 1980s Los Angeles metal scene.

In this Cum on Feel The Noize guitar lesson video, I will demonstrate how to play the Quite Riot version of this now classic song note-for-note. That includes the solo!

The video lesson starts with the verse guitar riff containing heavily palm muted power chords along with open position power chords. The rhythm is pretty simple to follow here with not much to worry about. It is really great how all the chords seem to flow so well though.

The chorus contains simple open power chords throughout most of it until the end when there is a quick little descending power chord riff. Both the verse and chorus will be very easy for most players I am guessing.

During the chorus you do need to play a note on the low E string with your thumb, but you can always play that note with your index finger instead if that is more comfortable for you.

Since there are only a couple of guitar riffs in the entire song I will spend most of my time in this lesson demonstrating how to play the guitar solo.

First I will perform the solo at full speed, then break it down for you phrase-by-phrase in easy to memorize sections that you can later put together in order to play the complete solo.

The solo starts with a rapid alternate picked ascending pentatonic lick. The key to getting a lick like this under your fingers is to understand the repeated pattern that is was created with. After mastering that simple 4 note pattern, it is relatively easy to take it across a basic pentatonic scale. So I suggest focusing on that pattern first.

After that we have a bit of nice melody based playing with a few bends thrown in. Guitarist Carlos Cavazo then launches into another fast picking sequence that is contained on just one string. There is a pattern to this fast sequence as well!

After that he repeats the fast pentatonic lick from the beginning on the solo (so nice he did it twice), and ends the solo with a quick single string lick into a bend.

As I stated before, focus on the patterns that are contained within the fast sections of the solo and you will grasp everything much quicker. By the way, that is true for most fast passages you will find on the guitar! Have Fun!


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  1. Brent Isherwood on January 21, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Hey Carl! Any chance you could do a lesson on Metal Health?

    Rock On!

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