Check out this free lesson from Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman on Judas Priest’s Victim Of Changes. Be sure to get the free tabs so you can easily follow along with Easy Intro From Judas Priest’s Victim Of Changes.
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 and it has 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.
Victim Of Changes Intro Riff
We start off this Easy Intro From Judas Priest’s Victim Of Changes, 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 that’s the Intro From Judas Priest’s Victim Of Changes
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 thanks for watching Easy Intro From Judas Priest’s Victim Of Changes.