Here is the transcription of the lesson presented that day, in which he reveals himself to be every ounce the dedicated — and utterly unassuming — guitar hero.
Whether fielding questions from the audience about the details of his rig or the complexities of his technique, Randy was the perfect gentleman. And as his opening statement to the audience reveals, he was modest and humble, qualities that, as much as his guitar playing, endeared him to his fans:. I used them much more in the past than I do nowadays, but now our sound man is starting to add a lot more up front. Sometimes I use them more for quiet rhythm parts, just to enhance the sound. I never use echoes or anything for leads.
My amps are Marshalls. I use Altecs. Yes, I have lots of problems there. For example, if you let go of the guitar for a second, it will feed back. Grover Jackson, who owns Charvel, builds the guitars himself for me, and I use his tremolo units. I just played the guitar.
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I had to listen to the radio, and I liked whoever was good. One of my favorites was Mountain and Leslie West — those harmonics and that sustain. I just thought Leslie was the greatest. Mostly self taught. When I was young I took lessons—basic folk and classical training—then I started playing rock. I just take lessons from anybody, like when I have a day off or something. I was in a local band in L. I was still with them when I met Ozzy, so I had to leave.
We had a record deal, but we were very young and we lost the deal.
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It just fell apart. The records were later released in Japan. I was 17 years old and the producer wanted to make us sound very much like a pop band. What do you think of other guitarists, like Michael Schenker? I think Michael Schenker is excellent, a great rock player. Oh, I could name a hundred. Eddie Van Halen is fantastic, Ritchie Blackmore…. There are critics who accuse you of copying Eddie Van Halen. Are you influenced by him? It seemed like everybody in L. Everybody used to say we all sounded very much the same.
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Oh yeah, all the time. They had been together a long time—14 years or something like that. Check out Page 2 for the rest of the transcript, and some tabbed warm-up exercises from Randy. When you write a lead, do you focus on the melody or go for more of a technical, dazzle-type thing? It depends on what the progression is and what the mood of the song is. You have to put down something that suits the song well. I like to play melodically. Aside from being able to play well together, you all need to be on the same level mentally.
I think you should all want the same thing out of your band and like the same kinds of things. That you just plugged in your guitar and tuned up? Yeah, it was even more embarrassing than this. All I brought was this little Fender warm-up amp. When I got there, everyone was behind the glass, and in the room was just me and my amp. I mean, what could I play? Then the next break is just a series of real quick pull-offs to open strings , with a tremolo bar dive added at the end. It starts on E flat [D ] and goes up to E flat [D ] again at the very end. For the next lick, I use the edge of the pick to make the riff sound an octave higher.
Then the next bit is played like this. The only weird notes in it are the E harmonic minor parts. When you move over to the B string, both hands move up one fret. You then repeat the process on the G and D strings, which finishes off the lick. The next four bars of the solo are played exactly the same way, but begin down a fourth, in E.
The same process is repeated, shifting up one fret as you move to each lower string.
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Did you tune differently on Diary of a Madman as compared to Blizzard of Ozz? When we were recording the second album, the tuner we had was miscalibrated, and I began to like the sound of being tuned down a half step for some of those songs.
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It gives a much heavier sound to the chords, and it just gives you a meaner sound, overall. When we play live, some of the songs are tuned down and some are not, so I use different guitars which are tuned accordingly. Like this. The fast lick at the end is played with pull-offs to open strings. At the end of the verse section, I use chordal inversions, like this. Each chord is played with the third in the bass [the major third appears as the lowest note in the chord voicing].
On the second verse, I add a riff when I get to the F m chord at the end of the progression, like this. I used to play it live, though. All it is is this, after which I hurry into a pick slide before the lick dies. When you play loud, you can get away with playing a lick like that without playing it perfectly. Yes, the solo begins with this tapped lick, after which I play a slow trill that slides down one whole step. The lick begins one and a half steps below F , on D. These riffs are all articulated with hammer-ons. I know of no other particular name to describe them.
I have some exercises where I use the first, second and fourth fingers in order to warm up.
These licks are great, though, for warming up your fingers before a gig. The song begins with an A [major triad], with the flatted fifth added to the chord. The sound of the Eb and the E together gives you that dissonant sound. As you can see, the notes on the D, G and B strings descend as the chords progress through the first five bars. This section ends with an arpeggiated Emaj9 [Eadd2] chord, with the seventh, D, dropped in at the end. The verse section features virtually the same chords as those used for the first four bars of the intro, but played in a different time signature.
Following the bridge and the interlude, I shift to this heavy rhythm guitar part. The last chord in bar 1 [the two-note Em] is very similar to C7, but I think of it as E diminished, as both chords are built from almost the same notes [both chords comprise the notes G, Bb and E].
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Right before the interlude, I play a heavily distorted riff that is similar to the first heavy riff, which is in A minor, but is here transposed to E minor. This is followed by the interlude, which begins with an Em add9 chord. When you take your spotlight solo each night on stage, do you ever improvise or do you always play the same solo? But if it sounds really good, I like to carry on with it.
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