For me, some of the best metal songs, like many of the classic tracks on Metallica’s Master of Puppets or Megadeth’s Rust in Peace, have these qualities. The majority of the riff is played in even eighth notes, and I stick with alternate (down-up) picking throughout.
In the exclusive Guitar World lesson video below, Orianthi shows you how to play the solo from "Heaven in This Hell," the title track from her latest studio album. The video, which features up-close shots of the guitarist in action, also features the tabs for everything she plays.
A Letter Home, a collection of cover songs, will be issued as a CD, digital album and as a limited-edition set on Reprise Records on May 27. The box set is an expanded version of the vinyl edition of the album released earlier this month on Record Store Day by Jack White’s Third Man Records.
Yesterday, April 23, Zakk Wylde performed the Black Label Society song "In this River" in accompaniment to a video montage paying tribute to the hard-rock and metal fallen heroes we lost over the decade since Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell's death. Watch the performance below and let us know what you think in the comments.
As the main "lesson posting guy" here at Guitar World, I see a lot of lessons — tabs, videos, pointers, tips, etc. — go past me on my monitor. Sometimes I actually pause and think, "I'd like to try that." But to be honest, I don't really have the time to fully dedicate myself to something new, to the point that I will master it.
Gus G has premiered the new music video for "Eyes Wide Open," a track from his new album, I Am The Fire, which was released March 18 via Century Media Records. You can check out the clip, which was produced and directed by Patric Ullaeus, below.
I’d like to focus on riffs and rhythm ideas that represent what I think of as “the real deal” metal. I’ve designed these riffs to help you build up both your pick-and fret-hand technique in regard to executing pure metal ideas like these with power and precision.