Kirk Hammett Solo Tricks

by Kristofer Dahl

Lesson step:

  • main
  • Members only1
  • Members only2
  • Members only3
  • Members only4
  • 5
  • Members only6
  • Members only7
  • Members only8
  • Members only9
  • Members only10
  • Members only11
  • Members only12
  • Members only13
  • Members only14
  • Members only15
  • Members only16
  • Members only17
  • Members only18
  • Members only19
  • Members only20
  • Members only21
  • Difficulty: 7
Scrubbing / forward / rewind: arrow right, arrow left keys
Jump to start: Home or `s` , you can also click/tap the lesson part again (the numbers above player)
Go to next part: PageUP or End. ( iOS: swipe right or left over video )
Volume: ArrowUp / ArrowDown keys
Go to any part: Number keys (combinations also possible)
Pause or play: `k` or space key
Fullscreen: `f`, esc to close
  • Lesson
  • My notes
  • Statistics

  • Time to look at the style of this extremely popular heavy metal guitarist - no wonder, he is the lead guitarist of Metallica: Kirk Hammett.


    Conveniently enough, this lesson comes right after the Matserclass "Hot Blues" lesson - because Kirk Hammett's style is in fact heavily inspired by blues. This lesson will mainly deal with Kirk's solo style from the Metallica "Black Album" and onwards . Mr Hammett himself claims his goal with his new solo approach was to get "a bit bluesier" - and the result was an effective blend of metal, blues and wah-wah driven madness.


    In this lesson you will get a hang of some typical Kirk Hammet style licks, you should also follow my example and use these ideas to make your own "Metallica-style" improvisation over the backing track. All the licks covered here will work nicely in E minor (except where note otherwise) - E minor is the the most common heavy metal key, so learn it well.


    Now let's take a trip to heavy metal land...

  • Login to use my notes. No GMC account? Register here.
  • REC Takes

      This lesson does not have any REC takes yet.
      Here is how to submit one.

    Lesson views

    • Total views: 0
    • Member views: 0
    • Guest views: 0