Zen - Metal Riffing 101 - Techniques, Theory, Habits And Execution SI Lesson

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Contents

Introduction


Hey Guys !!
Welcome to my First Student Instructor Lesson Series. This is a complete bundle of a series I planned .. all packed in 1 huge lesson.


Name - Chetan (Yes, rhymes with Satan) ... a.k.a Zen (much safer & acceptable )
Location - Melbourne, Australia
Playing Style - Metal
Playing Since - It's complicated.
Fav Guitarists - Too many to name but Marty Friedman never left my top 5 list.
Likes - MMA (Mixed martial arts) UFC PrideFC (rip), Staying quiet, Reading, hitting punching bags n mitts, Singing, Watching Space doco's, Food, Coffee, Standup Comedy.


Lesson Details


Name - Zen Metal Riffing 101
Difficulty Level - 4 or 5
This is primarily a right hand workout so learning the notes will be easy but playing clealy and at speed will be the key.
I've packed a lot of information, so hopefully everyone can take somethin out of it.
Most importantly, have fun with it and play it LOUD
Standard E Tuning is used. Lesson Details


Name - Zen Metal Riffing 101


Difficulty Level - 4 or 5
This is primarily a right hand workout so learning the notes will be easy but playing clealy and at speed will be the key.
I've packed a lot of information, so hopefully everyone can take somethin out of it.
Most importantly, have fun with it and play it LOUD
Standard E Tuning is used.


Overview of Vids


- Want to learn just the lesson riffs? - Refer to video 1 - 4
- Want to study technique? - Videos 5 - 8 (spoken)
- Want to know the approach to learn? - Video 9 (spoken)
- Theory freak? - Video 10 (spoken)


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For the ease of navigation and cleanliness, I dont want to fill up this page with tabs, so please refer to the attached guitar pro file & txt file at the bottom of this post.


Video 1 - Main Video




Video 2 - Breakdown Slow - Intro Section




Video 3 - Breakdown Slow - Middle Section




Video 4 - Breakdown Slow - End Section




Video 5 - Picking Analysis (Spoken)




Video 6 - Picking Hand Pressure (Spoken)




Video 7 - Picking & Developing Speed (Spoken)




Video 8 - Phrasing (Spoken)




Video 9 - How to Practice (Spoken)




Video 10 - Theory (Spoken)



Backing Tracks


Zen_metal_riffing_170.mp3 ( 3.5MB )

Zen_metal_riffing_150.mp3 ( 3.94MB )

Zen_metal_riffing_120.mp3 ( 4.91MB )


Tabs


Zen_Metal_Riffing.gp5 ( 8.67K )

Zen_metal_riffing.txt ( 14.02K )


Final Thoughts


Considering the global nature of this outstanding community, I've tried to speak as slowly and clearly as possible.
I hope that doesnt put a lot of people to sleep user posted image
I have bluntly disclosed my bad playing habits along the way, so those starting out new can keep an eye out for them.


This was an excellent learning curve for me and I learned a lot along the way.
I respect the instructors more now since I have experienced what goes on behind the scenes in making a lesson.
I just wanted to show that you dont have to be at an advanced level to teach and share information with others.
The more you share, the more you learn. It's that simple. And the more you share unconditionally, the better person you become.


Please let me know if you find any of the info in this lesson incorrect, so I can correct it immediately.


Please also give me feedback on my teaching style and how to improve it further as this is my first attempt at this user posted image


MANY Thanks to Pedja Simovic, Oystein Sollesnes, Daniel Realpe, Ramiro Delforte, Ben, Jafo, Chris Evans who have all been more than helpful and supported me in this little project of mine by answering all my queries and doubts. And a big shout out to the CHATROOM GANG !! user posted image


Don't hesitate to message me either here or on youtube if you need any help.


AND PLEASE POST YOUR TAKES !! All this effort will goto waste if noone learns it .. So, SHOW ME THE METALHEAD IN YOU !! \m/