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Weekly Shred School: Bullet For My Valentine – “Army Of Noise”

Chris Zoupa

“Army Of Noise” by Bullet For My Valentine – Guitar Solo Lesson with Chris Zoupa

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Tuning: C G C F A D (Drop C)


Some of us are mere mortals, and then there are people like Chris Zoupa. You may not have come across Zoupa’s YouTube channel before, but the Melbourne-based guitarist and songwriter is a bit of a whiz with an axe in his hand, and knows a thing or two about sharing the secrets of his craft. From shredding tips and tricks to a blow-by-blow of Metallica’s “Master Of Puppets” solo, Zoupa is all about turning you into a metal maestro.

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Each week, Zoupa will be bringing you tutorial videos on how to nail that solo from your favourite heavy songs. In this edition, he’ll be looking at Bullet For My Valentine’s “Army Of Noise”, from their latest album Venom. Here’s a few words from the man himself:

Hey guys, Chris Zoupa here. Check out my tutorial of the guitar solo from the track “Army Of Noise” by Bullet For My Valentine – the Welsh shredders are back with some pretty fun tunes. This solo consists of a lot of fast alternate picking and uses a mixture of pentatonics and the Dominant Phrygian scale. Happy shredding!

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