Learn How to Play the Intro From “Victim Of Changes” by Judas Priest – Lead Guitar Lesson

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Learn How to Play the Intro From Victim Of Changes by Judas Priest - Lead Guitar Lesson


Vid 22

Hi everybody. This is Darrin from guitarcontrol.wpmudev.host
bringing you this little video lesson today. Today
I want to show you how to play the intro for “Victim
of Changes” by Judas Priest. This is a pretty easy
lick that uses a lot of open strings and stuff. It’s
played as a harmony. What I’m going to be showing you
today is how to play the melody, so it would be guitar 1.
Be sure to click on the link in the description for the
tabs, and let’s get started.

We start off, we’re going to start on the 19th fret
of the 1st string and I’m using my pinkie. Some people
are more comfortable using their 3rd finger. We’re going
to play 19, 15 and then the open string; just like that.
It is played as triplets and so you’re counting: one,
two, three; one, two, three; one, two, three. However you
like to count it. I personally like to count one-yellow,
two-yellow, three-yellow, four-yellow so that way I can
keep track of where I am in the timing in the measure.

We play that eight times, so two measures of that, then
we shift up and we start with the open string and we go
open, 17, 20. We do this – I believe this is just four
times. Nope. That one is eight times as well. Then we go
back to the original position and we do that eight more times.

Then we shift down and we play starting on the 17th fret
of the 1st string. Again, I’m going to be doing this with
my pinkie to the 14th fret and then the open string.

Now we shift down to the 15th fret and I’m doing this
with my pinkie, to the 12th fret and we do that once.
Then we move to the 2nd string and play the same frets.

Next we shift down to the 12th fret and I’m doing this
now with my 3rd finger. We’re on the 2nd string and
we’re going to go 12, 10, open. Then we’re doing to
shift down to the 10th fret and we’re going to go 10,
8, open. Then we’re going to shift down again and we’re
going to be 8, 7, 0. We’re going to do this repetitively.
We’re going to do this eight times. The first four times
we’re just going to play it regular. Then, the second
four times we’re going to palm mute that string.

When I palm mute I’m just taking my right hand and I’m
placing this part of my palm just right on the bridge,
right where the strings make contact with the saddle.
That way you get that muffled sound. If you’re too far
forward it’s dead. If you’re too far back it doesn’t
sound muted. So you have to kind of find that sweet spot.
Again, four times there.

Then we’re going to finish it off with this little
run here. It’s a lot of pentatonic stuff, but it
also has some chromatic movements in it. We start on
the 9th fret of the 3rd string and we’re going to go
9, 7 and then go to the 4th string and go 9, 8, 7.
Then we’re going to go to the 10th fret of the 5th
string and go 10, 9, 7.

Now we’re going to shift down a whole step and we’re
going to start on the 7th fret of the 5th string and
we’re going to go 7, 6, 5. Then we’re going to go to
the 6th string and go 7, 6, 5. Then 3, 2, 0.

So it’s a pretty easy lick. It sounds really cool.
It looks cool because you’re moving around a lot.
Any time you’re incorporating the open strings and
stuff with higher frets I just think it gives kind
of a really cool sound.

Anyhow, be sure to click on the link in the
description for the tabs and until next time…