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Thrash Metal Guitar Lessons

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  • Metallica Hardwired Style

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Killer Thrash Metal riffing!

    Tags: Palm Muting, Riffing, Alternate Picking, Downpicking, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammet, Metal Rhythm Workout, Right hand training, timing control, power chords shifting, groove, E Phrygian, E blues scale, A minor
    Difficulty5
  • Alternate Picking Riffs

    by Diego Budicin

    140 BPM heavy progression - improve your timing and speed!

    Tags: Alternate Picking, Legato, Power Chords, Speed, Fast Picking
    Difficulty6
  • Pantera Style Riffs

    by Diego Budicin

    Heavy progressions and fast downstrokes - in the style of (arguably) the greatest metal band of all times.

    Tags: Dimebag Darrell, Pantera, Downstrokes, Picking, Alternate Picking, Riffing, heavy, E minor
    Difficulty6
  • Metal Essentials #10

    by Darius Wave

    Powerful 90's metal triplet riffing. Inspired by bands like Pantera.

    Tags: metal, pantera, emg, low tuning, riffs , heavy, E minor, E blues scale, power chords, thrash metal, triplet-feel riffing, palm muting
    Difficulty4
  • Metal Essentials #9

    by Darius Wave

    Riffing, chugging and fixed tempo signatures!

    Tags: metal, Pantera, emg, low tuning, riffs , heavy, E minor, E blues scale, riffing, palm muting, Standard C# tuning, Megadeth, Disturbed
    Difficulty4
  • Thrash Metal Rhythms

    by Diego Budicin

    A moderate-fast riffing selection, for those wanting to improve teir picking control and your timing - at 190 BPM!

    Tags: Alternate Picking, Downstrokes, Sixteen notes, Trash Metal Riffs, Megadeth, Metallica, Mark Tremonti, Eddie Van Halen, Zakk Wylde, Palm Muting, legato slide, E minor
    Difficulty6
  • Metal Essentials #8

    by Darius Wave

    Workout for fast downpicking and alternate picking.

    Tags: metal, pantera, low tuning, riffs , heavy, e minor, e blues scale, groove metal, machine head, lamb of god, palm muting, Standard C# tuning, Megadeth, Dimebag Darrell, Damageplan
    Difficulty4
  • Metal Essentials #7

    by Darius Wave

    Essentials from both classic and modern metal. Powerful rhythm section ornamented with modern speed licks and concepts.

    Tags: metal, standard C#, emg, low tuning, riffs, heavy, E minor, E blues scale, Pantera, Megadeth, Downpicking, Alternate picking, power chords, riffing, groove metal, palm muting, Modern Metal
    Difficulty5
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Golden Oldies

  • Megadeth: Tornado of Souls Solo

    by Daniel Realpe

    There are many techniques going on here like bending, legato, alternate picking, sweep picking, speed picking. Marty's bending style is unique and also the notes he chooses make him very easily recognizable.

    Tags: Marty Friedman, Bending, Legato, Alternate picking, Sweep picking, Speed picking, B minor, B minor pentatonic, B Hirajoshi
    Difficulty8
  • Metallica: Fade to Black

    by Ramiro Delforte

    This song is on their second album, Ride the Lightening released in 1984.

    Tags: A minor, metal ballad, ride the lightening, kirk hammet, james hetfield, thrash metal, cover, A minor, B minor, E minor, solo, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, arpeggiated chords, clean guitar
    Difficulty6
  • Megadeth Riffing Lesson

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Gabriel explores the rhythmic style of one the most important Thrash Metal bands - Megadeth. This lesson would be interesting for every beginner/intermediate guitar player that would like to improve the rhythm techniques.

    Tags: megadeth, downstrokes, trash metal, Dave Mustaine
    Difficulty5
  • Megadeth: Hangar 18

    by Daniel Realpe

    One of Thrash metal's leading bands featuring Marty Friedman on lead guitar.

    Tags: rust in peace, marty friedman, dave mustaine, hangar 18, phrasing, Legato, D minor, Bends, Speed picking, Wide stretches, Palm muting, Sweeping, kiko loureiro
    Difficulty8
  • Mercyful Fate & King Diamond Style (part 1)

    by Lian Gerbino

    Welcome to a new tutorial, this time in the style of the well-known bands Mercyful Fate and King Diamond.

    Tags: palm muting, power chords, riffing, riff, E minor, A minor, F# minor, bending, horror, classic metal, alternate picking, downpicking
    Difficulty4
  • Thrash Like Mustaine

    by Ben Higgins

    A short riff-tastic lesson designed to get your hands moving like Megadeth mainman - Dave Mustaine.

    Tags: megadeth, dave mustaine, thrash, riffs, rhythm, metal, palm muting, alternate picking, power chords, F# minor, A minor, riffing, speed metal, fast rhythm
    Difficulty6
  • Metallica "One" First Solo

    by Zsolt Galambos

    The first solo from Metallica's One.

    Tags: James Hetfield, B minor, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted, Lars Ulrich, And Justice For All, Bends, Vibratos, Slides, Rakes, Hammer ons, Pull offs
    Difficulty3
  • 80's Melodic Thrash

    by Zsolt Galambos

    We will approach a typical 80's thrash riff with a melodic approach. Other riffs similar to these riffs can be heard in the songs of early Testament, Exodus and Slayer.

    Tags: Riffs, Metallica, Testament, Exodus, Slayer, Riffs, Rhythms, Slides, Scales, Vibrato, E minor, E Phrygian, downpicking, palm muting, power chords, riffing, alternate picking, standard D tuning
    Difficulty5
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