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Metal Mike Chlasciak

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Metal for Life with Metal Mike: Forging Aggressive, Memorable Riffs with Unexpected Twists — Video

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the April 2015 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.

Metal Mike: A Bigger Guitar Sound — the Un-Spoken Truth

It's a good idea to listen to bands that might not fit into the particular genre you might be into. I dug the uber-heavy down-tuned sludge of Carcass but also could appreciate the looser Aerosmith-inspired riffing of Tom Keiffer of Cinderella and took note of Dimebag Darrell’s surgical precision when it came to riffing. It's about being open to learn from others while you shape your sound.

Metal for Life with Metal Mike: Exploring Drop-D Tuning’s Unique Melodic Possibilities — Video

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the March 2015 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.

Metal for Life with Metal Mike: Exploring Musical Roads Less Traveled Within the Realm of Heavy Metal Riffing

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the February 2015 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.

Metal for Life with Metal Mike: Continuing Our Look at Drop-D-Based Metal Riffage

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the January 2015 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.

Metal for Life with Metal Mike: Using Drop-D Tuning to Write Heavy Riffs

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the Holiday 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.

Metal Mike: Just Sign Here — The Art of Protecting Yourself As a Musician

One important area for musicians is the world of written agreements and how one’s services relate to the industry they work in. Let’s get the first thing out of the way: Most musicians hate talking about business and money. Or, should I say, they hate talking about it publicly, because when you get a couple of musicians together in private, one subject that usually pops up is business.

Metal for Life with Metal Mike Chlasciak: Defending the Faith of Metal and Rock Guitar with Challenging Soloing Patterns

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the December 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.

Metal Mike: Eliminating a Guitar Student's Biggest Mistake

Today I want to talk about one of the biggest self-sabotaging mistakes many students make. This silent assassin applies even to some of my most committed students. It goes something like this: I show my student an example. Before I am done with it, he or she student starts to try to play it immediately. This happens more often than not while I’m in the middle of showing them "how to play it." Get it?

Metal for Life with Metal Mike: Incorporating Suspended Chords into Metal Rhythm Parts

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.