Guitar Lessons

Classic Metal Guitar Lessons

Purple, Motorhead, Randy Rhodes - this is where the stuff that built the genre can be found


  • Downpicking Primer

    by Kristofer Dahl

    Riffing etude with spicy harmonics.

    Tags: Harmonics, natural harmonics, classic metal, downpicking, gallop, gallop rhythm, riff etude, E minor, Thrash Metal
  • Lemmy's Legacy II - AC & Roll

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Second lesson covering the style of Lemmy's band Motorhead.

    Tags: Motorhead, AC/DC, Rock and roll, The Cult, Lemmy, Riffing, licks, Pentatonic, blues scale, riff, heavy metal, punk rock, E minor, Downpicking, Solo, Rock licks, E Pentatonic minor, E Mixolydian
  • Basic Rock Guitar: Classic Metal Riffing

    by Guido Bungenstock

    Classic metal riffs that are fun to play!

    Tags: rock guitar, power chords, 4ths, arpeggio, 5ths, riffs, rhythm, muted strings, strumming, deep purple, Steve Lukather, palm muting, E minor, alternate picking, E blues minor
  • The Byrds Style

    by Javier Aviles

    American Rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1964.

    Tags: byrds, D Major, Chords, Power chords, Double stops, arrangement, Turn! Turn! Turn, Hybrid Picking, sixths
  • Judas Priest 2018 Style

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Covers the most powerful and modern style of one of the greatest metal bands of all times.

    Tags: judas priest, heavy metal, riffing, metal, rhythm, groove, timing, palm muting, alternate picking, downpicking, rob haldford, iron maiden, nwobhm, metalhead, fractal ax8, E minor
  • Zakk Sabbath Rhythm

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Metal Rhythm lesson covering Zakk Wylde's Black Sabbath covers band.

    Tags: Zakk Wylde, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Metal Rhythm, Gibson Les Paul, Mesa Boogie, Pinch Harmonics, D minor, Drop D, Metal tone, Palm Muting, Power Chords, Octave Chords, Chromatic Scale, Riffing, Riff
  • Metallica - Reload Style

    by Darius Wave

    During this period, Metallica's sound was more rock than metal.

    Tags: Metallica, Reloaded, Fuel, E minor, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Riffing, Palm muting, alternate picking, downpicking, power chords, open E string riff, blues scale, heavy metal, load, alternative metal, groove
  • Basic Rock Guitar: 16th Rhythm

    by Guido Bungenstock

    Let's take a look at 16th Rock Rhythms

    Tags: rock guitar, riffs, rhythm, muted strings, strumming, deep purple, van halen, Metallica, Iron Maiden, syncopated rhythms, accentuation, dynamics, rhythm dynamics, groove, fast rhythm, E mixolydian, E major, E minor, NWOBH, new wave of british heavy metal, power chords
Click to see more of the latest Classic Metal Guitar Lessons lessons (135 in total) .

Golden Oldies

  • Pentatonic Solo Lesson

    by Marcus Siepen

    A nice little Hard Rock type of solo based on the pentatonic scale. This scale has always been my fave scale, it is easy to play and always sounds nice in my opinion, and it has been the basis for many of the greatest riffs and licks in rock history ("Black night" from Deep Purple or "God of Thunder" from Kiss, to name just two examples).

    Tags: Marcus Siepen, Blind Guardian, pentatonic
  • Basic Metal Rhythm Guitar

    by Marcus Siepen

    Basic rhythm metal guitar, suitable for beginners.

    Tags: rhythm guitar, metal rhythm, riffing, riffs, power chords, palm muting, beginners
  • Michael Schenker Style

    by Ben Higgins

    An up-tempo pace to an epic finale in the vein of a MSG classic 'Into The Arena'

    Tags: wah, hammer ons, pull off, legato, vibrato, pentatonic, bending, trills, metal solo, E minor, A mixolydian, F# minor, modulation
  • Iron Maiden: Aces High

    by Daniel Realpe

    One of the coolest and most powerful songs from Iron Maiden! Enjoy.

    Tags: dave murray, adrian smith, heavy metal, A minor, B minor, E minor, power chords, riffing, riff, palm muting, metal solo, alternate picking, legato, nwobhm, bending, 2 guitars, harmonized guitars, modulation
  • Power Of Mini Sweeps

    by Ben Higgins

    A short solo using mini sweeps to play fiery rock licks.

    Tags: sweep picking, economy picking, mini, solos, shred, yngwie, A Minor, A Minor Pentatonic, 2 strings arpeggios, vinnie moore, shred, randy rhoads, shred licks, shred patterns
  • Open Strings Riffing

    by Ramiro Delforte

    This techniques opens up for a new style of riffing.

    Tags: D minor, legato, Riffing, classic rock, metal riff, country, Open Strings, hammer on, pull off, groove, timing
  • Iron Maiden Masterclass

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    A two-guitars lesson, based on the great duet formed by Dave Murray and Adrian Smith.

    Tags: Iron Maiden, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Metal, metal licks, harmonization, modulation
  • Zakk Wylde Style Riffs

    by Zsolt Galambos

    Low tuned guitar rhythm in the style of Zakk Wylde, with pinched harmonics.

    Tags: Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society, pinched harmonics, riffs, rhythms, standard D tuning, downpicking, palm muting, riffing, harmonics, southern metal, E blues
Click to see more old Classic Metal Guitar Lessons lessons (48 in total).