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How to Play Electric Eye Part 1 by Judas Priest (Guitar Lesson)


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David MacKenzie

Electric Eye Part 1

This lesson is based on the song "Electric Eye," which was recorded by Judas Priest in 1992. Learn Dave's interpretations of the song's signature riffs.

Taught by David MacKenzie in Songs with David seriesLength: 24:00Difficulty: 3.0 of 5
Chapter 1: (24:00) Electric Eye by Judas Priest - Part 1 This is the first part of our lesson on Electric Eye by Judas Priest. Remember, this is the JamPlay interpretation of the song and may vary from the actual recording.

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midnightbosemidnightbose replied on August 31st, 2014

This is awesome! Thanks David!!

moakermoaker replied on January 4th, 2013

Great lesson man!!!!!!!!!

jcjoshejcjoshe replied on March 25th, 2010

It needs the Hellion intro

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied on March 26th, 2010

i would have to agree!!

fourwheelerfourwheeler replied on March 21st, 2010

Why is it that the intro riff starts the riff on the A string, and on page one it starts on the D string? Which is the correct way to start the riff?

vmfa122vmfa122 replied on April 26th, 2009

Is this the same way that JP plays it on the axe or do you not know?

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied on April 27th, 2009

this is extremely close to hoe Priest plays it, although have'nt seen an actual video of them playing it. so your still hitting all the same notes.

spiderluccispiderlucci replied on March 13th, 2008

hey Dave, When you mention to pm the song... do you mean the whole intro or the whole song. thanks! spider

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied on April 27th, 2009

just the intro.

spiderluccispiderlucci replied on March 13th, 2008

I'm assuming you ment only the open strings??? you did say in the video if it doesn't sound right is because you have the A string open not pm. Spider

tenpoints69tenpoints69 replied on December 11th, 2007

Very nice Dave!!

cheesebombcheesebomb replied on September 12th, 2007

Yeah dave you rock! Thanks for the lesson. Look forward to part 2.

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Electric Eye Part 1

This lesson is based on the song "Electric Eye," which was recorded by Judas Priest in 1992. Learn Dave's interpretations of the song's signature riffs.

Length: 24:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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Learn the rest of Dave's version of "Electric Eye" by Judas Priest.

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About David MacKenzie View Full Biography Dave MacKenzie has been playing guitar for 30 of his 45 years on this earth. Starting back when he was 14 years old, Dave picked up the guitar and started to learn from his oldest brother, who had played some guitar as well. Dave was hooked, and couldn't learn fast enough! Everything from the Beatles, Chicago, Ted Nugent, The Eagles, you name it, Dave was trying to play it.

Then as with a lot of players out there, Eddie Van Halen came along and changed the way guitar was played! Dave has been influenced by anyone he has heard play guitar, literally! Always keeping an open mind and a humbleness about him has helped him to keep learning new things on, and about the guitar.

Dave has mostly played in top 40 rock, country, and pop bands. He is most recently playing guitar and keyboards in a 80's metal band called Open Fire. They have opened for Warrant, Firehouse, Winger, and LA Guns within the 3 and a half years they have been together, and are now jumping into original music.

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