Iron Maiden Style Lesson

by Gabriel Leopardi

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  • Hi GMC students! Welcome to the Iron Maiden Style lesson 1 for beginner and intermediate players. In this section we are going to explore Maiden’s most used guitar arrangements, chord progressions, rhythms and licks.
    This is a nice two guitars melody harmonized in thirds in the style of Murray/Smith duets.
    You can here this kind of guitar arrangement in lots of Maiden’s songs so let’s have a look at the chord progression.

    4/4 - Dm - Bb – F – C Bb C – Dm - Bb – F – C Bb C – Fm - Db – Ab –
    Eb Db Eb - Fm - Db – Ab – Eb Db Eb -


    The progression begins in Dm key but in the 9th measure it modulates to Fm key. This modulation is used very often in Maiden’s compositions.

    I played guitar 1 in the video but I made the guitars 1 and 2 tabs for this lesson. The 2nd guitar can be heard in the backing track.

    You should learn both guitars and try to create your own harmonized in thirds ideas.

    Tempo: 114 bpm


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