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Quick Lick: Metallica - "Sad But True"

In Quick Licks, we'll be bringing you short, bite-sized video lessons that show you how to play classic riffs from your favorite songs.

In the following video, Guitar World's Jimmy Brown shows you how to play the main riff to "Sad But True" from Metallica's multi-platinum self-titled album from 1991.

This Quick Lick is one of many coinciding with the "Big Four Weeks," our month-long celebration of all things Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax leading up to the Big Four show at Yankee Stadium on September 14.

For all the latest content from the Big Four, keep an eye on our special Big Four Weeks pages at GuitarWorld.com and RevolverMag.com.

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Over the past 30 years, Jimmy Brown has built a reputation as one of the world's finest music educators, through his work as a transcriber and Senior Music Editor for Guitar World magazine and Lessons Editor for its sister publication, Guitar Player. In addition to these roles, Jimmy is also a busy working musician, performing regularly in the greater New York City area. Jimmy earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies and Performance and Music Management from William Paterson University in 1989. He is also an experienced private guitar teacher and an accomplished writer.