Hi everybody. This is Darrin from guitarcontrol.com
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. Its
played as a harmony. What Im 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 lets get started.
We start off, were going to start on the 19th fret
of the 1st string and Im using my pinkie. Some people
are more comfortable using their 3rd finger. Were going
to play 19, 15 and then the open string; just like that.
It is played as triplets and so youre 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, Im 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 Im 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 Im doing this
now with my 3rd finger. Were on the 2nd string and
were going to go 12, 10, open. Then were doing to
shift down to the 10th fret and were going to go 10,
8, open. Then were going to shift down again and were
going to be 8, 7, 0. Were going to do this repetitively.
Were going to do this eight times. The first four times
were just going to play it regular. Then, the second
four times were going to palm mute that string.
When I palm mute Im just taking my right hand and Im
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 youre too far
forward its dead. If youre too far back it doesnt
sound muted. So you have to kind of find that sweet spot.
Again, four times there.
Then were going to finish it off with this little
run here. Its 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 were going to go
9, 7 and then go to the 4th string and go 9, 8, 7.
Then were going to go to the 10th fret of the 5th
string and go 10, 9, 7.
Now were going to shift down a whole step and were
going to start on the 7th fret of the 5th string and
were going to go 7, 6, 5. Then were going to go to
the 6th string and go 7, 6, 5. Then 3, 2, 0.
So its a pretty easy lick. It sounds really cool.
It looks cool because youre moving around a lot.
Any time youre 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