THE WEEKLY RIFF – BRENDON SMALL Teaches a 3-Octave Harmonic Tapping Lick

With Galaktikon II: Become the Storm making its round about Musicland, there’re bound to be some head-scratchin’ shred moves from the record that you’re trying to wrap your dome around. Well, you’re in luck: Brendon Small, being the gentlemen and badass that he is, volunteered a tasty treat in this edition of The Weekly Riff.

An EVH-inspired tapping lick, that’s seen similar play on both Galaktikon I and II, is the flavor this time. A clever use of harmonics turn an otherwise bland tippity-tap into something even as skillful a player as Mr. Small deems worthy of sinking his teeth into. I realize now I’ve gone totally overboard with the food metaphor for no apparent reason, but I’m staying the course, bro.

So, learn yourself a new trick and be sure to uncover it somewhere within the new album, Galaktikon II.

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Gear Gods intern Maxwell studied English at Cal Poly Pomona and has since realized life ain’t all about semicolons and syntax. He’s studying audio now, and will probably judge your music taste before your grammar.