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How to Play Darkness Within by Machine Head (Guitar Lesson)


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Robb Flynn

Darkness Within

Robb and Phil team up to demonstrate all of "Darkness Within". This is a melodic song that builds into a full, heavy solo. This song comes from the 2011 album entitled Unto the Locust.

Taught by Robb Flynn in Songs with Machine Head seriesLength: 49:46Difficulty: 5.0 of 5


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dennis.hodgesdennis.hodges replied on January 28th, 2014

They tune 40 cents sharp. This does NOT equal A= 480 Hz like they say in other lessons; 40 cents sharp is a little under a 1/4 step. 450 Hz is closest. Here's a fun link (look for the +40 cents row and the A column): http://www.pianosupply.com/cents-hz/

Songs with Machine Head

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel breakdown songs of Machine Head.



Lesson 1

Aesthetics Of Hate

Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel join forces in teaching the Machine Head song "Aesthetics of Hate." The duo breaks down both guitar parts in a complete lesson also dubbed "The Thrashterpiece!"

Length: 55:01 Difficulty: 5.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

Be Still And Know

Influenced by Iron Maiden, Phil gave Robb some licks, and he built a very special tune called "Be Still and Know" that has some personal ties to the artists as they were going through rough times.

Length: 45:26 Difficulty: 5.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Darkness Within

Robb and Phil team up to demonstrate all of "Darkness Within". This is a melodic song that builds into a full, heavy solo. This song comes from the 2011 album entitled Unto the Locust.

Length: 49:46 Difficulty: 5.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

Now I Lay Thee Down

This is a complete song lesson of "Now I Lay Thee Down." Phil and Robb will break down every aspect of this metal piece. This comes from their 2007 "The Blackening."

Length: 41:17 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only

About Robb Flynn View Full Biography Monster riffs, dueling leads, harmonies... Squeals... It's all here. Learn Machine Head songs from the band's own Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel! Get first hand instruction from the band members themselves.

Monster riffs, dueling leads, harmonies... Squeals... It's all here. Learn Machine Head songs from the band's own Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel! Get first hand instruction from the band members themselves. Each song is broken into sections based on each guitar part. Learn them separately, then see how they are put together. Practice the parts to a backing track created from the master recordings!

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