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Dave Mustaine shows you how to play Megadeth classic Symphony Of Destruction

What better guitar teacher for a song than its writer? Above is footage of Megadeth overlord and thrash metal legend Dave Mustaine showing attendees at a recent Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp in Deerfield Beach in Florida how he plays Symphony Of Destruction, one of the band's most popular songs.

Get your palm muting and downpicking chops primed and ready! 

The clip was shared by YouTuber Solo Riffs, who attended the camp. Mustaine was playing one of his  signature Gibson Flying Vs in a black finish too. A finish we're yet to see a production release for. 

Gibson USA Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP

(Image credit: Gibson)

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Rob Laing
Rob Laing

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.