Keith Merrow Returns in Conquering Rifftopia II: The Re-Reconquering

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed this, but Conquering Dystopia riffs are kind of hard to play. Like, way harder than Nirvana songs. So maybe you need a little help figuring those parts out? But in our dystopian future without technology, how are you to digitally slow down the parts, to learn them at a speed in which your brain can comprehend?


Keith Merrow has the answer. He’s simply allowing more time to pass in between each note, which gives the appearance of slowing the riff down without the aid of any contraband computer gadgetry. Brilliant. Watch as he applies this new instructional wizardry to “Prelude to Obliteration.”

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.

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