In this Electric Eye guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all of this classic from Judas Priest note-for-note.
The tuning is standard tuning.
Guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing bring an absolute onslaught of killer guitar riffs and an insane guitar solo with this one!
The opening riff is an extremely fast one that uses strict downstrokes to get that punchy sound out of the notes. I know many guitarists online use alternate picking for this riff when covering it, but if you want it to sound authentic, use all downstrokes! It is well worth the extra effort.
There aren't many spots in "Electric Eye" where you can get a breather with the rhythm guitar parts. They all present some sort of a challenge.
But of course, the real beast here is Glenn Tipton's killer guitar solo. Starting out with a chromatic lick that launches into a couple of HUGE two whole-step bends, Tipton from the very beginning lets you know you are going to be taken on quite a ride.
From there he goes from a pentatonic lick that cross the entire scale form in the blink on an eye, to a very very cool lick that is a combination of a legato based blues scale lick and a diminished lick. It is by far my favorite part of the solo.
He then goes from stock blues licks to fast alternate picking and of course rapid tapping just to make sure he has all the bases covered. Truly a solo that isn't for the faint of heart.
So have fun with this one guys, I certainly did!
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