THEORY IN ACTION
Nuno Bettencourt makes great use of the percussive muted sound in his playing, most notably on the Extreme track Hip Today. Whether we call it Yo, Egyptian or Suspended pentatonic, listen to Scott Henderson for a masterclass in exotic pentatonics, notably the Tribal Tech track Jakarta. Guitar innovator Mattias IA Eklundh creates a similar ‘buzz roll’ type of effect on the track Musth, but uses a different technique; dragging a hair comb across the strings! If you don’t know who Ziltoid is, check out Devin Towsend’s brilliant ‘metal musical’ album to hear the greatest guitar playing in the Omniverse. T o hear the Zortzico 5/8 rhythm, look no further than Zortzico in E minor by the Spanish pianist and composer Isaac Albeniz.