July 2000 - Guitar World

July 2000


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.