From Alter Bridge to Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Melvins, and more—your favorite clips of guitar greats breaking down their own iconic licks.

We've based these rankings on a combined viewership from PremierGuitar.com and YouTube to compile this year's top 10. Frampton and BTBAM and nearly tied—split higher votes between YouTube and PremierGuitar.com
 

10b. Peter Frampton's "I Saved a Bird Today"

The British guitar hero demonstrates his Django-inspired 2017 single, plus the riff from his '76 smash "Do You Feel Like We Do."

And don't forget to check out his Rig Rundown.



 

10a. Between the Buried and Me's "Blot"

Guitarist Paul Waggoner provides the fretting-hand recipe to nail the lead single off BTBAM's new album, Automata I.

And don't forget to check out the band's Rig Rundown.



 

9. All Them Witches' "When God Comes Back"

Ben McLeod deconstructs the monstrous guitar part that kickstarts side A of Lightning at the Door.

And don't forget to check out the band's Rig Rundown.



 

8. Melvins' "Edgar the Elephant"

Buzz Osborne, Jeff Pinkus, and Steven McDonald break down their individual parts before combining powers for a thunderous performance of the A Walk with Love & Death track.

And don't forget to check out the band's Rig Rundown.



 

7. Killswitch Engage's "Hate by Design"

Guitarist Joel Stroetzel demonstrates how to play the main verse part to the lead single off Incarnate.

And don't forget to check out the band's Rig Rundown.



 

6. Alter Bridge's "In Loving Memory"

The popular song (and unusual fingerpicking pattern) off the band's 2004 debut, One Day Remains, is simplified by creator Mark Tremonti.

And don't forget to check out Alter Bridge's Rig Rundown.



5. A Perfect Circle's "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish"

The APC guitarist builds the 6-string parts that form the feedback-rich single from 2018's Eat the Elephant.

And don't forget to check out A Perfect Circle's Rig Rundown.



 

4. Mastodon's "Roots Remain"

Bill Kelliher elaborates on how he uses open notes, bends, and hammer-ons for this Emperor of Sand track.

And don't forget to check out the band's Rig Rundown.



 

3. Tommy Emmanuel on Jerry Reed's "The Claw"

The Aussie fingerstyle wiz walks us through—and thankfully slows down—a bevy of Reed-inspired moves he's used over the years.

And don't forget to check out his Rig Rundown.



 

2. Mastodon's "Sultan's Curse"

Guitarist Bill Kelliher slows down and articulates the nuances to the band's Grammy-winning single from 2017's Emperor of Sand.

And don't forget to check out the band's Rig Rundown.



 

1. A Perfect Circle's "Judith"

Guitarist Billy Howerdel provides some tuning tips (spoiler: it's in standard) and goes through all the phases of the Mer De Noms smash hit.

And don't forget to check out A Perfect Circle's Rig Rundown.



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