Learn to Play: Periphery's "Marigold" with Mark Holcomb

Last week, we shared our first in a new series of videos filmed with Mark Holcomb, where he took a trip down memory lane with the measly Boss MT–2 Metal Zone.

While that video was all about Mark's origins, we wanted to share something that shows just how far he’s come. In the video, Mark breaks down how to play his part on Periphery’s “Marigold.” It’s a thorny line with a simple structure: a basic staircase shape shifts up and down the neck around chord changes, getting trickier at high speeds.

Holcomb’s is just one of three intersecting guitar parts heard in the song when Periphery plays it live.

In this video, Mark plays his Paul Reed Smith signature guitar through a Fractal Audio Axe–FX II amp simulator.

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