So you want to play guitar like Yngwie Malmsteen. Yngwie definitely has some serious guitar technique. Here’s the secret. There’s only one thing you need to do. Practice like crazy! For this guitar lesson, I’ve decided to navigate through some excerpts from a couple of my favorite Yngwie tunes. Here we go.
This example is from “I Am A Viking” from the CD “Marching Out”. If you do not have the cd, you should definitely check it out.
This example features a combination of the E natural minor scale (E, F#, G, A, B, C, D) and the e harmonic minor scale (E, F#, G, A, B, C, D#). It also features a second guitar playing a harmony of a third. Below is an mp3 of the part with the band Black Star.
Listen to the MP3