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Metal Mike Chlasciak

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Metal for Life with Metal Mike: Utilizing Powerful-Sounding Chord Voicings That Include Open Strings

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the September 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 For Life with Metal Mike Chlasciak: Injecting Unusual, Jarring Chord Voicings into Metal Rhythm Parts — Video

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the August 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 For Life with Metal Mike Chlasciak: How to Develop Appealing Metal Riffs and Solo Ideas Using One String — Video

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the July 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 for Life with Metal Mike: How to Build Classic Three-Part Metal Guitar Harmonies

One of the essential elements of great metal is the execution of razor-sharp harmony lead guitar lines.

Many students have asked me how to go about constructing multilayered guitar harmonies and which notes will sound the best. To answer these questions for everyone, in this month’s column I’ll show you a simple and effective way to build a classic metal-style three-part harmonized guitar line.

Metal For Life with Metal Mike: How to Craft a Rhythmically and Harmonically Challenging, Heavy Single-Note Riff

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.

Metal For Life with Metal Mike: Combining Various Techniques to Form Powerful Rhythm Parts

This video is bonus content related to the May 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 For Life with Metal Mike: Variations on Metal-Style Power Chord Formations

These videos are bonus content related to the April 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 our online store.

Metal Mike: If You're Not Getting Better, You're Getting Worse

I often hear guitarists tell me they want to attend one of my workshops because they've reached a certain "plateau" they can't seem to get past. It sounds logical, right? Unfortunately, this is wrong.In guitar playing, there are no plateaus. We never arrive and stay at some flat, secure place. Not for long, and certainly not over a period of 24 hours.

Metal For Life with Metal Mike: More Workout Tips to Keep Your Chops in Shape

These videos are bonus content related to the March 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.

Metal Mike: The Creativity Myth Dispelled — a Sure-Fire Way to Get Inspired

Today I’m going to talk about something that should really hit close to home for us creative people: inspiration — and how we, as humans, relate and perceive it. As musicians, we often wait for the golden gate to open, rays of inspiration to shine in and — presto — we bang out a great new song, lyric, etc.