Guitar Lessons





Epic Metal Guitar Lessons

Incredible breadth and scope, mythology and neoclassical technique - this section will expand your awareness!


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  • Symphonic Metal Atmospheres

    by Diego Budicin

    Rhythm, dynamics, expression and phrasing in a Symphonic Metal setting.

    Tags: Dream Theater, Nightwish, Avenged Sevenfold, Symphony X, tapping, alternate picking, bending, legato, hammer ons, pull offs, A minor
    Difficulty8
  • Winter Tune IX

    by Piotr Kaczor

    9th instalment of the epic Winter Tune series - designed to blow your winter mind!

    Tags: Winter, Hans Zimmer, Sonata Arctica, Symphony X, Christmas, Palm muting, Vibrato, Bends, Phrasing, Whammy bar licks, John Petrucci, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dropped D, D Aeolian, D minor
    Difficulty5
  • Chops Builder Etude

    by Kristofer Dahl

    Neoclassic etude covering pinky independence, 6 string arpeggios & string skipping.

    Tags: pedal point, neoclassic, sweep picking, arpeggios, diminished, harmonic minor, Pinky independence, 6 string arpeggios, String skipping, ostinato, C minor
    Difficulty5
  • Winter Tune VIII

    by Piotr Kaczor

    Winter is coming :)

    Tags: Winter, Hans Zimmer, Sonata Arctica, Symphony X, Christmas, Palm muting, Vibrato, Bends, Phrasing, Whammy bar licks, John Petrucci, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dropped D, D Locrian, D Aeolian, D Melodic Minor, D Blues minor
    Difficulty7
  • Winter Tune VII

    by Piotr Kaczor

    The seventh part of GMC Winter Story.

    Tags: Nightwish, Hans Zimmer, Winter Tune, Winter, Hans Zimmer, Sonata Arctica, Symphony X, Christmas, D minor, D Phrygian major, A diminished arpeggio, Palm muting, vibrato, riffing, drop D tuning, standard tuning, phrasing, metal solo, alternate picking
    Difficulty6
  • Winter Tune VI

    by Piotr Kaczor

    Inspired by Scandinavian bands like Nightwish, Sonata Arctica and Hans Zimmer music.

    Tags: Nightwish, Sonata Arctic, Hans Zimmer, Winter, Hans Zimmer, Sonata Arctica, Symphony X, Christmas, D minor, D hirajoshi, A# diminished arpeggio, melodic solo, soloing, riffing, riff, alternate picking, palm muting, downpicking, metal rhythm, metal phrases, open string pedal note
    Difficulty6
  • Nightwish Style

    by Darius Wave

    Characteristic use of power chords, palm muting and basic melodic runs.

    Tags: D minor, Power metal, Palm Muting, Power chords, metal rhythm, timing control, basic melodic content, arranging, arrangement, metal groove, Emppu Vuorinen, Tarja Turunen, alternate picking
    Difficulty3
  • Winter Tune V

    by Piotr Kaczor

    5th instalment!

    Tags: Hans Zimmer, Nightwish, Winter, Sonata Arctica, Symphony X, Christmas, D minor, D blues scale, octave chords, riffing, riff, melodic metal solo, tapped harmonics, palm muting, alternate picking, bending
    Difficulty7
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Golden Oldies

  • O Holy Night - Adolphe Adam

    by Marcus Lavendell

    Merry Christmas GMC! Here's a lesson with my version of one very nice christmas song (of many). "O, Holy Night", by the French composer Adolphe Adam (1803 - 1856)

    Tags: christmas carol, vibrato, bending, downpicking, A major, expressive, arrangement, economy picking, bends, Yngwie Malmsteen, trills
    Difficulty4
  • Guitar Loves Piano #5

    by Piotr Kaczor

    Learn how to add power to soft guitar ballads.

    Tags: alternate picking, shred, piano, phrasing, symphony x, Vibrato, Bends, Slides, Dynamics, Bb minor, Bb harmonic minor, articulation
    Difficulty6
  • Tango Metal Inspired By Piazzolla

    by Lian Gerbino

    With influences from Astor Piazzolla this lesson features alternate picking, vibratos and bends.

    Tags: D minor, Astor Piazzolla, Libertango, Argentina, Argentinian folk, vibrato, alternate picking, bends, bending, folk metal
    Difficulty5
  • Symphonic Legato Workout

    by Daniel Realpe

    A lesson to help you work on your pull-offs and hammer-ons. An exercise based on the dominant and root chords of many different keys with a symphonic backing track.

    Tags: exercise, legato pattern, left hand training, hammer on, pull off, stamina, endurance, fingers training, workout, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Diminished
    Difficulty5
  • Metal Gallop Technique

    by Pavel Denisjuk

    This lesson will cover one of the very often used rhythm patterns in metal called "galloping"! We will also incorporate natural harmonics, artificial harmonics and other cool tricks for riffing.

    Tags: galloping, natural harmonics, artificial harmonics, symphonic, palm mute, power chords, riffs, palm muting, riffing, metal rhythm, iron maiden, E minor
    Difficulty4
  • Folkish Rhapsody

    by Lian Gerbino

    A lesson focused on two of my favorites, Folk and Symphonic Metal, you should listen to bands like Rhapsody of Fire, Ensiferum, Eluveite and so on.

    Tags: Rhapsody of fire, folk, Symphonic Metal, Ensiferum, Eluveite, A minor, D minor, power chords, downpicking, palm muting, folk metal
    Difficulty4
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