Black Sabbath - Paranoid

Here's how to play one of the greatest guitar riffs of all time, PARANOID by the early pioneers of Heavy Metal - Black Sabbath.

This riff is based on the E minor pentatonic scale. if this is new to you - check out this free video where i cover it in full!

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This is one of the the live video that I used to double check my teaching, watch to decide for yourself how this is played! N.B. his guitar is down tuned by a tone, aka whole step!


The original.