Like the Third, Arnell’s second symphony is also, more or less, a “war symphony” (Rufus is the pseudonym under which it was submitted for a composition competition). Written in 1942 but revised in 1944, it has a long, tragic slow movement surrounded by fast outer movements whose mood ranges from optimism to resolve. The composer notes an affinity with Hindemith in the first movement but we are reminded of contemporary American symphonies in the finale. The concerto dates from 1946, commissioned by CBS (whose musical director, Bernard Herrmann, was Arnell’s friend). The piece ….
Legendary heavy metal bassist David Ellefson reveals the fundamental skills required to play metal bass. On DVD 1, you'll learn the basics like holding the bass, hand positioning and reading tablature. Key metal elements like playing with a pick and your fingers, how to mute, scale basics, exercises, and alternate tunings are also covered. Learn rhythms & timing, octaves & fifths, and how to create a great bass sound. On DVD 2, David reveals his personal secrets to riff-oriented bass lines and rips through advanced chords, scales and metal bass techniques like the gallop, half step demonic tones, hammer-ons, and pull-offs. Play the bass lines along with the custom drum and guitar backing tracks and experience how it feels to play in a metal band.