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More Open-String Lick Ideas from Metallica's Kirk Hammett

As we learned from the beginning of my "Of Wolf and Man" solo, using open notes is a very easy way to achieve this—as long as it's done with a bit of thought, of course. So, as promised, this time we're gonna explore more lead ideas that use open-string notes. As you'll see, using open notes can add extra life, dimension and character to your leads.

Metallica's Kirk Hammett: How to Play Like Stevie Ray Vaughan — Lesson

It’s definitely true that Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of my all-time favorite guitarists. Ironically, I was never really into Stevie while he was alive. Then, shortly after he died, I got hold of a video of him playing a live show and was just totally blown away by his timing, his tone, his feel, his vibrato, his phrasing — everything. Some people are just born to play guitar, and Stevie was definitely one of them.

The Record that Changed My Life: Kirk Hammett Discusses UFO's 'Force It'

I was 15 years old and a friend of mine brought it over to my house insisting I had to hear it. I was still living at my parents' house at the time, and they had a very loud stereo system. My friends would come over and we would blast it up to what we thought was concert level. Boy, was I naive!