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Fear of the Dark Guitar Lesson - Iron Maiden - Famou...

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In this guitar lesson you will learn the killer two guitar intro to Iron Maiden's "Fear Of The Dark" note-for-note!

"Fear Of The Dark" has long been considered by Iron Maiden fans to be one of their greatest songs. It was released in 1992 on the album of the same name and has since gone on to become a classic featured in all their live performances.

The intro in this Fear Of The Dark guitar lesson video contains two guitar parts that are either playing in unison or an octave apart. Since there are no true guitar harmonies here it still sounds great with just one guitar player playing either of the two parts.

The key to mastering this riff is to keep the constant string of 16th notes as accurate rhythmically as possible. The helps give it a driving sound. If you will be playing with another guitar player that will be even more true since they will be playing the same 16th note patterns as well. It is essential for both players to lock into the groove.

I chose to use all downstrokes when playing these 16th notes. That helps to keep a consistent tone throughout the riff. However, if you have trouble playing downstrokes in rapid succession for such an extended period of time perhaps you can experiment with alternate picking it instead.

If you guys want to learn the entire song you can let me know by liking this video lesson on YouTube and commenting. That way I will know there are a lot of Iron Maiden fans out there who want to play the song accurately and I won't be wasting my time transcribing it. :)

Hope to be back here soon with the complete song! Enjoy this killer riff for now!

Carl..
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