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David Ellefson of Megadeth - Metal Bass

Speed, Thrash & Old School

By Megadeth

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Speed, Thrash & Old School. By Megadeth. Rock House. Rock, Heavy Metal. DVD. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.14037639).

Item Number: HL.14037639

ISBN 1423492838. 5.25x7.5 inches.

Legendary heavy metal bassist David Ellefson reveals the fundamental skills required to play metal bass. On DVD 1, you'll learn the basics like holding the bass, hand positioning and reading tablature. Key metal elements like playing with a pick and your fingers, how to mute, scale basics, exercises, and alternate tunings are also covered. Learn rhythms & timing, octaves & fifths, and how to create a great bass sound. On DVD 2, David reveals his personal secrets to riff-oriented bass lines and rips through advanced chords, scales and metal bass techniques like the gallop, half step demonic tones, hammer-ons, and pull-offs. Play the bass lines along with the custom drum and guitar backing tracks and experience how it feels to play in a metal band. Formatted for Zone 0 – playable on any DVD system.

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