Warren DeMartini Style

by Ben Higgins

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  • Welcome to my latest lesson!

    This time it's the guitar playing of Warren DeMartini in the spotlight.

    "Warren Justin DeMartini (born April 10, 1963), nicknamed Torch, is the lead guitarist for Ratt, a popular American band during the mid-to-late 1980s Los Angeles glam metal scene." - Wikipedia

    To me, Warren's playing is like a combination of George Lynch and Eddie Van Halen. He uses slippery legato lines with the flattened 5th like Lynch and has a similar whammy technique to EVH. His phrasing usually makes use of the minor scale and minor pentatonic.

    He often plays lines that put the same note back to back but played on an adjacent string. This can give a really cool disorientating feel.

    This lesson will work on:

    -Pinch Harmonics
    -Alternate Picking
    -Glissando Vibrato (aka jack-off vibrato, as named by George Lynch)
    -Bending Accuracy

    Tuning: E A D G B E - Standard Tuning

    Tempo: 115 bpm

    Key: Gm, F#m

    Nick Crow 8505 Amp Plugin, Guitar Suite Tube Screamer, Poulin LeCab 2.


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