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!


  • 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
  • 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
  • One String Metal Solo

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Example of how imposing a limitation can be used as a creative tool to compose a solo.

    Tags: limitation, E minor, G string, bending, vibrato, tapping, shred, shred solo, shredding, Zakk Wylde, Andy James, fast picking, creativity, composing a solo, E minor pentatonic, legato, pedal note
  • Upstroke Metal Patterns

    by Diego Budicin

    By focusing on your upstrokes you will improve your overall picking control!

    Tags: Alternate Picking, metal, upstrokes, picking, groove, timing, dynamics, accents, Megadeth, Metallica, Mark Tremonti, Eddie Van Halen, Zakk Wylde, Plini, Thank You Scientist, E minor
  • 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
  • Quest For Riffs

    by Kristofer Dahl

    A riff does not need to be complex, but it needs to be able carry the weight off the song. My quest for riffs is unending!

    Tags: downpicking, basic riff, basic riffing, gallop riffing, E minor, E harmonic minor, climax, songwriting
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Golden Oldies

  • Extreme Neo-Classic

    by Muris Varajic

    Lots 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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