EXAMPLE5 Track 5 – arena rock
The opening ideas combine palm muting power chord fingerings. Use down picking exclusively here as it provides a fat tone and consistent attack. The accents are played by lifting the palm mute off the strings. The guitar solo is simple to play, but the key to bringing it to life is the articulation. Check out how each note is played: techniques like finger slides, vibrato, string bends and hammer-ons all help to bring the melody to life – and listen to Dann Huff’s perfect solo in the single version of Whitesnake’s Here I Go Again for further inspiration.