Guitar Lessons

Metal Rhythm Lessons

Palm muting, downpicking, advanced power chords and much more.


  • 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
  • Speed Metal Patterns

    by Diego Budicin

    Challenging riffing exercise to develop your alternate picking and timing!

    Tags: Alternate Picking, Downstrokes, Eight notes, Sixteen Notes, Trash Metal Riffs, Speed Metal, Megadeth, Metallica, Mark Tremonti, Eddie Van Halen, Zakk Wylde, E minor, Ninth chord, Strumming, Hammer on, Pull off
  • Progressive Doom Metal Patterns

    by Diego Budicin

    Syncopated rhythms & powerful downstrokes to improve your tone and timing!

    Tags: Strumming, Alternate Picking, Metal, Doom Metal, Progressive Doom Metal, Fusion, Megadeth, Metallica, Mark Tremonti, Dream Theater, My Dying Bride, A minor, A harmonic minor, E Phrygian Major, Palm Muting, Power chords, Inverted Chords
  • 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
  • Death Metal Riffs

    by Diego Budicin

    Alternate Picking, Power chords and rhythmic challenges - improve your technique as well as your timing control!

    Tags: Alternate Picking, Downstrokes, Sixteen notes, Death Metal Riffs, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Periphery, Dream Theater, Timing Control, Eb minor, Strumming, Legato, Slide.
  • Babymetal

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Japanese Idol band.

    Tags: babymetal, kawaii metal, idol, j-pop, japanese metal, metal band, palm muting, riffing, death metal, speed metal, kawaii, girlband, B Minor, B Phrygian Major
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Golden Oldies

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