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Sam Bell

Sam Bell

Sam Bell began playing guitar at age 4, and since then has explored everything from funky blues to screaming metal on an 8-string. A member of tech metal band Mask of Judas, he is also currently writing his own solo instrumental album. For more information, visit sambellguitar.com.

ARTICLES

How Yngwie Malmsteen Unleashes the Fury

August 4, 2018
So how exactly does the undisputed king of neo-classical shred do his thing? It’s mostly a combination of magic, dragons, and some hellacious picking.
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Digging Deeper: Steve Lukather’s Fantastic Chromatics

June 16, 2018
Toto’s legendary guitarist can move from ear-twisting triplet licks to soaring bends at the flick of a pick.
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Guthrie Govan’s 'Erotic Cakes'

February 25, 2017
The breakthrough album by one of today’s most versatile guitarists covers everything from funky rhythms to emotive ballads.
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Future Rock: Shredding Enclosures

December 3, 2016
Step outside the comfort of your well-worn fingerings and create new sounds with an old bebop trick.
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Future Rock: Syncopated Shred

June 4, 2016
A simple rhythmic shift can breathe new life into your trusty licks. Combine that with a few strategic rests, and you have a recipe for some truly twisted lines.
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Future Rock: Hybrid-Picked Shred Licks and the 2-1-2 Method

January 30, 2016
Perk up your scales with a simple idea and some deft picking.
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