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metal guitar lessonsHere`s the thing; [and this is only my opinion]

there is a certain section of the guitar playing fraternity who get to the lead guitar playing stage and then just plain get bored with beautiful solos and rock and even jazz and need to break loose.

Metal Guitar Lessons – The next Step

The next step? Heavy metal.

The absolute need to make the guitar grind and scream. The ‘need for speed’.

Just wanting to rip the ass out of whatever you`re playing to take it to the next level.

This is a pretty good explanation of heavy metal curated from Wikipedia:

“Heavy metal guitar (or simply metal guitar) is the use of highly-amplified electric guitar in heavy metal.

Heavy metal guitar playing is rooted in the guitar playing styles developed in 1960s-era blues rock and psychedelic rock, and it uses a massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos and overall loudness.

[Not to mention the driving drums and bass section.]

heavy metal guitar scalesThe electric guitar and the sonic power that it projects through amplification has historically been the key element in heavy metal.

The heavy metal guitar sound comes from a combined use of high volumes and heavy distortion.

Heavy metal bands often have two electric guitarists, with one guitarist playing rhythm guitar and one guitarist playing lead guitar.

The rhythm guitar player is part of the rhythm section of the band, along with the bass guitarist and the drummer.

The lead guitarist plays guitar solos, instrumental melody lines and melodic fill passages.

In power trios, which consist of a guitarist, bassist and drummer, with one or more members singing lead vocals, the single guitarist will switch between rhythm guitar and lead guitar roles as needed.”


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Some Notable Metal Performers

•    Dimebag Darrell Abbott (Pantera, Damageplan, Rebel Meets Rebel)
•    Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmore’s Night)
•    Kirk Hammett (Metallica, Exodus)
•    Jeff Hanneman (Slayer)
•    Jimi Hendrix
•    James Hetfield (Metallica)
metal guitar chordsScott Ian (Anthrax, Damnocracy)
•    Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
•    The Great Kat
•    Kerry King (Slayer, Megadeth)
•    Yngwie Malmsteen (Rising Force, Steeler, Alcatrazz)
•    Dave Mustaine (Megadeth, Metallica)
•    Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
•    Vernon Reid (Living Colour)
•    Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne)
•    Michael Schenker (Scorpions, McAuley Schenker Group, Michael Schenker Group, UFO)
•    Slash (Guns N’ Roses, Slash’s Snakepit, Velvet Revolver)
•    Steve Vai (Devin Townsend, Whitesnake, Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, Frank Zappa
•    Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
•    Angus Young (AC/DC)
•    Jeff Young (Megadeth)

 Wikipedia says this about Thrash Metal:

Thrash metal

  metal guitar techniques“Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its fast tempo and overall aggression.

The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work.

The lyrics often deal with social issues and reproach for The Establishment, using direct and denunciatory language, an approach which partially overlaps with the hardcore genre.

The genre evolved in the early 1980s from combining the fast drum beats and attitude of hardcore punk with the double bass drumming, heavy and complex guitar style of the new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM).

It emerged partially as a reaction to the more conventional and widely acceptable glam metal, a less aggressive, pop music–infused heavy metal subgenre which appeared simultaneously.

Thrash metal was an inspiration for subsequent extreme genres such as death metal and black metal.

Four American bands—Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica, and Slayer—are credited with pioneering and popularizing the genre.

The Clash of the Titans tour (1990–1991), which featured Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax, is considered the genre’s pinnacle, after which thrash metal saw a decline in popularity throughout the decade.”

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