How to Play The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) by Judas Priest (Guitar Lesson)

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Dennis Hodges

The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)

The "Green Manalishi" was written by Peter Green and released by Fleetwood Mac in 1970. Judas Priest released a cover of the song on Hell Bent For Leather in 1978. Dennis teaches all parts including the dueling solos and includes a full song demo.

Taught by Dennis Hodges in Metal Songs with Dennis seriesLength: 30:06Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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Peter DenisPeter Denis replied

Thanks Dennis for the lesson. Looking forward to learning this song and others. You know your stuff. Great job!

daveedgeguitardaveedgeguitar replied

Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac (The Originals) song. Love it! Any chance for some Peter Green stuff?

jobloskijobloski replied

Great lesson!

tautologicotautologico replied

Great lesson as usual, Dennis. Can we have the GuitarPro files for this song?

jeroenvanderputjeroenvanderput replied

Thank you very much for this great lesson. Here's the result: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Rd86-SnyHA

black5black5 replied

Thank you Dennis for such an amazing lesson. The solo part was especially brilliant. Amazing.

black5black5 replied

Aaron, any chance of a backing track for this? It'd be a great help. Thanks

aarond11aarond11 replied

Drugs arent cool. :3

jefferson_onejefferson_one replied

Is there anywhere to grab the backing track to this lesson?

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied

I will add it to my list of todo's but it might be a while...we don't keep the lessons on our machines long and they are all archived away in the JP vault.

rfepilgrimagerfepilgrimage replied

Whiskey woman don't you know that you are drivin' me insaaaaaaaane!!! How 'bout doing "Victim of Changes?" Best Priest song. Oh, and drugs are bad.

judewaddlejudewaddle replied

plez seek and destroy by metallica

alecalec replied

r u hooked on that song or something?

judewaddlejudewaddle replied

yeah kinda

kimberajkimberaj replied

does anyone know where One by Metallica and Mr Crowley by Ozzy Osbourne have gone? They seem to be missing. Other phase 3 lessons are missing as well. Great lesson by the way dennis!

ihasbenihasben replied

Songs with this much flexibility are such a blast to play. Cool song.

nate_thegreatnate_thegreat replied

lmao at the beginning of scene 3! metal face----> happy hippie dance

darius99darius99 replied

Great job Dennis...loved the split screen in the song demo!

akelleyakelley replied

great song, i saw the lesson before it came up on the new lessons board thing lol.

les paul playerles paul player replied

good job Dennis. i can give you a whole list of good stuff to break down for us all to learn. let me know. thank you.

gone workingone workin replied

YEAH!

shredstershredster replied

MORE PRIEST ! One of the best pioneer Hard Rock bands without a doubt.

gseriesgseries replied

all that cool stuff hahaha

gseriesgseries replied

i m going to guess peter green era ???

tangohuntertangohunter replied

GD thats a SOLID choice for a song to cover!

darkhanddarkhand replied

A Judas Priest song, and a moral lesson! Drugs are bad! :D

learning4manlearning4man replied

This is a fun break from Left Hand Overload.

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied

Sup will be up shortly.

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Growing up in Flint, Michigan, Dennis had a tremendous passion for drawing. He couldn't stop copying moves from bands he saw on MTV, though, and it didn't help that his parents filled the house with Santana, Stevie Ray, and Allman Bros. (on real records, no less!) so it wasn't long till he got his first guitar. It was junk. Within a few weeks his parents traded in a poor acoustic for a less junky 3/4-size electric.

Dennis started lessons right away at the age of 8. He still remembers hating it for awhile, and not taking it seriously until he was 12. He is thankful his parents forced him to practice early on and kept paying for lessons, even though rational thinking should have stopped them after a year.

Around this time drawing became less important, and guitar consumed all his attention. After 6 years of lessons he parted ways with his teacher and, after trying out two others with no results, decided to continue alone. His nerdistic tendencies paid off, as he put in hours working on picking and left hand exercises and learned as many Randy Rhoads and Kirk Hammett solos as he could.

Luckily, there were playing opportunities at school talent shows and church. Dennis was playing bass at his church when he was 13, helping to hone his performance skills in a group setting.

In high school, Dennis joined the marching band on sousaphone for all 4 years. It was as awesome as you could expect. He was also fortunate enough to be in several different metal bands, still play at church, and get the incredible opportunity to play guitar for many local community theaters. This kept his sight-reading in shape and gave him an appreciation for different styles of music (and paid pretty well, from a high schooler's perspective).

In 2001, Dennis came to Bexley, Ohio to study guitar at Capital University with Stan Smith. His studies emphasized jazz and classical guitar. Here his metal past merged with a deeper understanding of the instrument and music in general, and the basis for most of his teaching style was set in motion.

Dennis now plays guitar for Upper Arlington Lutheran Church every Sunday, for St. Christopher in Grandview, Ohio, with the youth group, and also plays for touring Broadway shows that stop in Columbus. Occasionally, he plays weddings and private parties, and he is starting a new cover band with some friends, called Dr. Awkward. He is blessed to have his understanding and supportive wife Kate, and is glad to be at JamPlay!

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