Guitar Lessons

Metal Lessons

This is where the rubber meets the road, and the pick hits the string. You will find all genres of metal here - Gallop your way to Metal Mastery!


  • String Skipping Metal Patterns

    by Diego Budicin

    Challenge yourself with there patterns to improve your alternate picking stamina!

    Tags: Alternate picking, Stamina, accents variations, modulations, shredding, G# minor, paul gilbert, yngwie malmsteen, neil zaza, steve Vai, joe satriani, john petrucci
  • Right hand III: String Crossing

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Let's polish our alternate picking technique by deep diving into string crossing.

    Tags: string traverse, picking exercises, alternate picking, pentatonic exercises, 2 nps, playing fast, zakk wylde, paul gilbert, outside picking, inside picking, how to cross strings, training session, workout
  • Progressive Rock Riffs

    by Diego Budicin

    Integrate new chord shapes in your playing with this sequence of progressive rock riffs!

    Tags: periphery, Andy Timmons, Jimi Hendrix, Guthrie Govan, Alternate Picking, groove, chords, patterns, riffs, E minor
  • Palm Muted Metal Rhythms

    by Diego Budicin

    Sequence of sophisticated palm muted riffs to develop your right hand rhythm skills.

    Tags: Nevermore, My Dying Bride, Exodus, Dream Theater, Chord Progression, Power chords, tight rhythm, C minor
  • Progressive Metal Patterns

    by Diego Budicin

    Progressive unison rhythms enhanced with punchy scalar runs!

    Tags: Dream Theater, Pantera, Exodus, John Petrucci, Guthrie Govan metal, progressive metal, alternate picking, legato, palm muting, fills, E minor
  • Slipknot Style

    by Darius Wave

    Psychosocial inspired workout with palm muting, pinch harmonics and strong strumming.

    Tags: riffs, psychosocial, muting, pinch harmonics, strumming, NuMetal, D minor, D blues
  • Dream Theater meets Led Zeppelin

    by Guido Bungenstock

    This could happen if Dream Theater meets Led Zeppelin: A perfect symbiosis.

    Tags: Dream Theater, Led Zeppelin, John Petrucci, Jimmy Page, Riff, Timing, metal, Hard rock, E Minor, B Minor
  • Metal Essentials #11

    by Darius Wave

    90s metal inspired workshop for downpicking, palm muting and overall rhythm tightness.

    Tags: metal, downpicking, palm muting, standard c#, triplet feel, C# minor, E minor
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Golden Oldies

  • Extreme Neo-Classic

    by Muris Varajic

    A classic masterpiece of speed picking and sweeping

    Tags: alternate picking, shred, speed picking, Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, A harmonic minor, D harmonic minor, B dominant phrygian, legato, shredding, insane, level god, paganini influence, string skipping, pedal note, sweeping
  • Neoclassical Etude #1

    by Marcus Lavendell

    A Neoclassical solo in the key of A-minor. At first glance this might seem like an semi-advanced solo - but it's not. It's actually easier than it looks!

    Tags: A minor, alternate picking, pull off, yngwie malmsteen, stratovarius, symphonic, speed picking, classical influence, rhapsody, symphony X, sweep picking
  • Modal Madness pt 4 - 5 String Patterns

    by Zsolt Galambos

    This lesson contains 5 string patterns in Dmin. The picking style shown in this lesson is one of the harder picking excercises.

    Tags: scale runs, patterns, Paul Gilbert, shred, exercise, picking, staccato, D minor, standard D tuning, Buckethead, fast picking
  • Neoclassical Solo For Beginners

    by Emir Hot

    If you don't have experience with fast shredding but like the neoclassical style, this lesson is for you!

    Tags: vibrato, bending, Yngwie Malmsteen, B minor, G diminished, F# phrygian dominant, Vinnie Moore, melodic, alternate picking, bends
  • Legato And Picking - Intermediate

    by Muris Varajic

    In this lesson we will work on both legato and picking at ~ medium level.

    Tags: Legato, Picking, Intermediate, Exercise, training, workout, fingers independence, warming up, scale patterns, patterns, scale runs, E minor
  • Sweep Picking Arpeggios

    by Ian Bushell

    Sweep picking technique with some legato, string skipping, moveable arpeggio shapes and voice leading to make smoother arpeggio changes from one chord to another.

    Tags: legato, string skipping, shred, shredding, voice leading, moveable arpeggio shapes, jason becker, sweeping, sweep, following the chords, yngwie malmsteen, cacophony, D minor
  • Sweep Picking Lesson

    by Muris Varajic

    A basic sweep picking lesson going from the simplest two-string shapes all the way to the five-string shapes. This is an excellent lesson if you are new to sweeping and want to work your way to the top!

    Tags: sweeping, timing, two string shapes, three string shapes, four string shapes, five string shapes, A major, A minor, triads
  • Canon Rock Lesson - Funtwo /JerryC Style

    by Trond Vold

    A full-song lesson based on JerryC's Canon Rock.

    Tags: D major, classical piece, arrangement, metal version, metal arrangement, picking, sweep picking, shred, shredding, shredder, power chords, symphonic
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