Guitar Lessons

Classic Metal Guitar Lessons

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


  • One String Metal Solo

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Example of how imposing a limitation can be used as a creative tool to compose a solo.

    Tags: limitation, E minor, G string, bending, vibrato, tapping, shred, shred solo, shredding, Zakk Wylde, Andy James, fast picking, creativity, composing a solo, E minor pentatonic, legato, pedal note
  • Quest For Riffs

    by Kristofer Dahl

    A riff does not need to be complex, but it needs to be able carry the weight off the song. My quest for riffs is unending!

    Tags: downpicking, basic riff, basic riffing, gallop riffing, E minor, E harmonic minor, climax, songwriting
  • Lemmy's Legacy IV - Stoner Roll

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Fourth lesson covering the style of Lemmy's compositions.

    Tags: Motorhead, Stoner, Rock and roll, Riff, Riffing, Lick, Soloing, Palm muting, bending, vibrato, D minor
  • Lemmy's Legacy III - Speed & Roll

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Third lesson covering the faster side of Lemmy's band Motorhead.

    Tags: Motorhead, Speed Metal, Rock & Roll, Lemmy, Thrash Metal, Metallica, Riff, Lick, Guitar solo, Rhythm, Palm muting, bending, E minor
  • 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
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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: A minor, A minor pentatonic, kiss, deep purple, 70s rock, Blind Guardian, pentatonic, classic rock solo, phrasing, pentatonic solo, alternate picking, A harmonic minor
  • Basic Metal Rhythm Guitar

    by Marcus Siepen

    Basic rhythm metal guitar, suitable for beginners.

    Tags: riffing, riffs, power chords, palm muting, E minor, downpicking, muted, classic metal groove, galloping, power metal, heavy metal
  • Slow Soloing Lesson

    by Trond Vold

    A lesson based on playing slow solos or solos with few notes. Focus is on how to make the most out of your bends.

    Tags: Bending, tap harmonics, bends, vibrato, sustain, natural harmonics, soloing, B minor, double stop, metal ballad
  • 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
  • Zakk Wylde Style Pinch Harmonics

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Find out how they are generated with extreme close-ups on my right hand and different riffs with harmonies for you to practice and nail this technique!

    Tags: artificial harmonics, D minor, drop D, dropped D tuning, downpicking, palm muting, judas priest, riffing, riffs, black label society, Ozzy
  • 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
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