Guitar Lessons

Modern Metal Guitar Lessons

All the latest takes on metal madness - the metal of today!


  • Andy James Synthwave Licks

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Features trademark melodic phrasing & shredding.

    Tags: shred licks, alternate picking, A minor, shredding, 80s, five finger death punch, stranger things, synth, modern metal, legato, tapping, zakk wylde, vibrato
  • Southern Metal Atmospheres

    by Diego Budicin

    Metal rhythm with southern vibes!

    Tags: progressive metal, alternate picking, legato, slide, hammer on/pull off, Mark Tremonti, Trivium, Zakk Wylde, Dream Theater, D# minor
  • Polyphia Phrasing

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Get into the phrasing style of one of the most amazing modern progressive instrumental bands.

    Tags: Tim Henson, Scott LePage, Modern Progressive, Progressive Metal, Slides, Phrases, Licks, EDM, Modern Pop, Rhythmic phrasing, B minor, B aeolian, Chon, Covet, Intervals, Plini, Neural dsp
  • Kiko Loureiro Licks

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Get into the soul Megadeth's lead guitarist!

    Tags: Lydian, phrasing, Megadeth, Angra, Alternate Picking, Legato, Hybrid Picking, Bending, Vibrato, C lydian, modern progressive, plini, groovy phrases, palm muting, arpeggios, Brazilian guitarist, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Shredding
  • Symmetrical Soloing

    by Dallton Santos

    Forget about scales or arpeggios - this lesson uses symmetrical ideas, scales & shapes!

    Tags: Allan Holdsworth, Tosin Abasi, Mattias IA Eklundh, symmetry, symmetrical soloing, outside, exotic, jazz fusion, djent, atonal
  • Modern Progressive Phrasing

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Techniques and concepts used by modern bands like Intervals, Plini and Polyphia.

    Tags: Intervals, Aaron Marshall, Plini, Polyphia, John Petrucci, G Lydian, Arpeggios, triads, Legato, Alternate Picking, Sweep Picking, Nolly, slides, Pentatonic minor, 3 notes per string, Progressive Rock, Instrumental Rock, Instrumental Madness, bending, neural dsp
  • Phrygian Metal Grooves

    by Diego Budicin

    Develop your rhythm control and Power Chord visualisation, using a Phrygian flavour.

    Tags: Strumming, Power Chords, Inversions, Triads, Mark Tremonti, Trivium, Zakk Wylde, Dream Theater
  • Power Chord Control

    by Diego Budicin

    Make your rhythm guitar sound massive with this tight chord progression.

    Tags: Power Chords, Alternate Picking, Downstrokes, Sixteen notes, Heavy Metal, Ac/DC, Iron Maiden, Alter Bridge, Andy Timmons, D minor, Strumming, Muting, Legato
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Golden Oldies

  • Lamb of God Style Lesson

    by Trond Vold

    A lesson with riffs inspired by Lamb of God.

    Tags: Laid to Rest, Blood of the Scribes, Drop D, dropped D, riffing, palm muting, picking, alternate picking, downpicking, composition, arrangement, D minor, D Phrygian
  • Avenged Sevenfold Style

    by Lian Gerbino

    Influenced by 'Afterlife' from Avenged Sevenfold.

    Tags: ax7, metalcore, afterlife, E minor, riff, riffing, progressive metal, standard Eb, Synyster Gates, power chords, legato, tapping, slide
  • Riffage Lesson

    by Ian Bushell

    "Gallop" riff ideas in the style of bands like Bullet for my valentine and Trivium.

    Tags: riffs, bullet for my valentine, trivium, galloping, gallop, palm muting, picking, metal grooves, modern metal rhythm, A minor, drop D, dropped D tuning
  • Riffs and Melodies from A Simple Rhyme

    by Trond Vold

    Based on the riffs and melodies from a song called "A Simple Rhyme".

    Tags: riff, melody, song, downstrokes, alternate picking, palm-muting, timing practice, E aeolian, E minor, power chords, riffing, composition, arrangement
  • Metal Metrics 2

    by Cosmin Lupu

    Heavy riffing in drop A

    Tags: Drop A, Riffing, Riff, Baritone, Low tunings, alternate picking, palm muting, djent, PRS, Ibanez Mike Mushok Signature, Aria, The Seed, A phrygian dominant
  • Extreme Metal Riffing 1

    by Chowy Fernandez

    Here I am again, this time with a metal lesson all the way. It's about riffing with ninths and assembling several parts with twin guitars.

    Tags: riffs, palm muting, rhythm, ninths, string skipping, picking, scale runs, palm muting, sweep picking, E minor, death metal, technical, twin guitars
  • Haste Solo Lesson

    by Sean Conklin

    ...first solo lesson by Sean. "Haste" solo contains awesome single string melodies � la Vai/Petrucci, effective "double bends" and blistering tapped arpeggio runs. Dive inside!

    Tags: double bends, Vai/Petrucci melodies, speed burts
  • Historical Failure Solo

    by Marcus Lavendell

    Here's a solo from the song "Historical Failure", written by myself and our very own Kris. It's in the key of e-minor, and the backing consists of three chords: e-minor, C, and D, this is very common, and easy to imporovise to.

    Tags: E minor, shred, legato, tapping, Kristofer Dahl, KMC Metal, vibrato, malmsteen vibes, shredding, fast playing, fast run, fast passages, bends, bending
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