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Masters in Mechanics: The Marty Friedman Interview

By January 27, 2016 September 13th, 2018 News

Get ready for an unguarded conversation with one of metal’s most inimitable lead guitar voices: Marty Friedman.

Marty is famous for his seemingly unorthodox technique. But now that we know more about picking mechanics, it’s exciting to see how closely Marty’s system conforms to what we’ve discovered about downward pickslanting. He’s a classic example of an elite player who uses the DWPS system as a springboard for his enormous creativity.

But we wouldn’t still be talking about Marty 30 years later if all he had to offer was mechanics. He’s so incredibly polished and fluent in the unique style he’s created, that you could listen to just the guitar track in this interview and still instantly know who it is.

Getting to actually see in slow motion and in great detail exactly what makes that signature sound work was really exciting, and we’re thrilled he was so gracious in sitting down with us.

The Marty Friedman interview includes:

  • Hour-long interview with Marty
  • 46 slow-motion clips: blues, arpeggio, whole tone, chromatic, and more
  • Complete tablature in Guitar Pro and PDF format

Two ways to watch the complete interview: