Frederick Thordendal is a MONSTER.

The above video is a transcription of Frederick Thordendal’s two incredible solos on “Marrow,” from Meshuggah’s seventh studio album, Koloss (2012). As I was learning this behemoth masterpiece, I realized that these two contrasting solos are filled with a wealth of incredibly deep harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic information. So, I undertook the following analysis project to educate myself, and I hope some of you readers will be inspired to utilize some of Thordendal’s ingenius ideas in your own musical endeavors. I have transcribed and performed a couple of my favorite guitar solos on EWI over the years, mostly for something fun and constructive to do while I was on the road. Check out th

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