How to Play The Face Of My Innocence by Arsis (Guitar Lesson)

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James Malone

The Face Of My Innocence

From The Celebration Of Guilt comes this tap arpeggio riff monster! You will need to de-tune your guitar to dropped-C tuning for this song.

Taught by James Malone in Arsis Songs With James Malone seriesLength: 28:36Difficulty: 3.0 of 5

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supaflysupafly replied on November 13th, 2012

is he picking the open A string in the intro? with a pick, with one of his fingers? I couldn't make it out. I saw him pick the open E and then hammer on to the 5th and 8th fret, but then as the open A sounds, it doesn't look like he's even doing anything to make it sound?

HeathenknightHeathenknight replied on September 18th, 2016

I don't think he is, I'd more worried about that open C he's playing in the middle of all that crazy stuff

nounever1nounever1 replied on September 10th, 2011

Fairly brutal, melodic and pretty damn technical, I must say This song is rather impressive, love the chorus riffs, the intro riff even though it's 0000000 and tapp arpeggio, it has a level of depth that you wouldn't imagine would come from something like that. Only if the solos were in there.

jeffpfeifer1988jeffpfeifer1988 replied on November 26th, 2010

i just tabbed out the whole song on guitar pro 6 who wants it!!!???

hangar18hangar18 replied on June 22nd, 2011

do can you send me the tab??

alecalec replied on February 2nd, 2011

awsome song the riffs

ironpalmironpalm replied on December 4th, 2010

How about some Dust And Guilt next? :)

ironpalmironpalm replied on December 4th, 2010

Purely awesome, i love this stuff... Very happy your here on jamplay James!

judewaddlejudewaddle replied on December 1st, 2010

yeah i like it!!

alecalec replied on November 25th, 2010


jeffpfeifer1988jeffpfeifer1988 replied on November 20th, 2010

where is the rest of the tab parts i dont wanna do it myself lol!!!

ihasbenihasben replied on November 12th, 2010

This is just awesome.

alecalec replied on November 8th, 2010

nice guitar man!

eitanprouserepiceitanprouserepic replied on November 7th, 2010


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Arsis Songs With James Malone

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Learn Arsis songs from frontman James Malone

Lesson 1

The Promise Of Never

Learn this song by the death metal band Arsis, written by frontman James Malone.

Length: 18:05 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Worship Depraved

Lead singer and guitarist James Malone from the band Arsis teaches this song from A Celebration Of Guilt.

Length: 29:12 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

The Face Of My Innocence

From The Celebration Of Guilt comes this tap arpeggio riff monster!

Length: 28:36 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

A Diamond For Disease

James Malone teaches this song from the EP of the same name.

Length: 25:35 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only

About James Malone View Full Biography James Malone is in a band called Arsis. Arsis is an American death metal band from Virginia Beach, Virginia, formed in 2000. The band is currently signed to Nuclear Blast. He has a pretty loyal following of guitar players and has decided to share is knowledge with

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