Teemu Mäntysaari and the Winter Madness

Blazing through a modern metal classic, and talking arpeggio technique

Teemu Mäntysaari Interview excerpt starting at 00:00:02

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In this face-melting clip from his Masters in Mechanics interview, the amazing Teemu Mäntysaari delivers a blazing take of bandleader Jari Mäenpää’s solo in “Winter Madness”, a seminal early Wintersun composition which is fast becoming a modern metal classic. In the clip, Teemu talks about the song’s interesting “bariolage”-style open string arpeggios, and the unique picking patterns he uses to tackle them.