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The 80s: High Gain Rock

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The 1980s were an eventful decade for rock and guitar playing overall. Virtuosic guitar playing was taken to a whole new level by a wave of guitar heroes like Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and many others. At the same time bands and artists like Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and many others made the style of rock known as "heavy metal" or just "metal" popular on the mainstream scene. So as you can hear there's a lot to dig into - both technically and stylistically - since so much development happened in this decade.

But when it comes to rock guitar playing, this is the era where the impossible became possible, and today I will show you some cool ways that you can inject some 80s magic into your guitar playing. Let's get started!

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The 80s: High Gain Rock