Pantera – This Love (Rhythm)

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This is a lesson on How to play rhythm parts of “This Love” by Pantera. There is a clean guitar in the Intro and Verses and cool distorted riffs in Chorus, Breaks and Middle part. Check it out!

Black Sabbath – Sabbra Cadabra

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This is a lesson on How to play “Sabbra Cadabra” by Black Sabbath. Very cool uptempo song with bluesy swing feel and pretty easy riffs. The tuning is Step and a Half down (C#). Check it out!

Volbeat – The Devil’s Bleeding Crown

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Here’s a lesson on How to play “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” by Volbeat. Cool song with lots of cool riffs in a swing feel, which is a little unusual for metal but it works! Short but sweet Solo is included as well. Check it out!

Black Sabbath – Country Girl

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This is a lesson on How to play “Country Girl” by Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio on vocals. Pretty cool main riff, beautiful middle part and a short solo. Tony Iommi – the King of heavy metal riffs did it again. Check it out!

Ozzy Osbourne – I Don’t Know (Solo)

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Here’s a lesson on How to play the Solo from “I Don’t Know” by Ozzy Osbourne. This solo has typical Randy Rhoads licks and tricks – some pentatonic bluesy licks, tapping with the pick, dive bombs, double picking and chromatic lick. A lot to learn, so check it out!

Ozzy Osbourne – I Don’t Know (Rhythm Part)

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This is a lesson on How to play rhythm part of “I Don’t Know” by Ozzy Osbourne (Randy Rhoads on guitar). Randy was absolute beast on guitar and his riffs always stood out. Quite busy rhythm part with lots of cool fills in between and a beautiful Middle part with clean guitars. Check it out!

Ozzy Osbourne – Tomorrow

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This is a lesson on How to play “Tomorrow” by Ozzy Osbourne. A cool song with 3 guitar parts – Clean (w/effects), Heavy and a beautiful Solo section with some cool licks and tricks.Check it out!

Black Sabbath – Supernaut

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Here’s a lesson on How to play “Supernaut” by Black Sabbath. The song is not too complicated as it has only 2 main riffs, but really cool ones. The Solo part is a bit demanding for the fretting hand as Tony uses lots of trills in this solo. All in all it’s a great song! Check it out!

Black Sabbath – Snowblind

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This is a lesson on How to play “Snowblind” by Black Sabbath. The rhythm part consists only of 5 Riffs and the 2 Solos are taken from the live version from the “Reunion” album. Check it out!

Black Sabbath – Loner – The Solos

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Here’s a lesson on the 2 Solos from song “Loner” by mighty Black Sabbath off their album 13. The solos are not hard at all, but it’s got typical Tony’s signature to them. He was also using a Flanger during the solos. Check it out!

Volbeat – Doc Holliday – Solo

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Here’s the lesson on the Solo of “Doc Holliday” by Volbeat. Interesting scale choices, cool melodic lines, out of rhythm licks and fast picking patterns. There’s a lot to learn from this Solo. Check it out!

Black Label Society – Empty Promises

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This is a lesson on How to play Empty Promises by Black Label Society. Cool heavy metal song, the riffs are not too hard to play but the solo could be challenging. Zakk is known for his lighting fast pentatonic runs and he doesn’t miss a beat (no pun intended) in this one either. Great licks that you can take away from this solo!

Black Sabbath – Into The Void

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This is a lesson on How to play Into The Void by Black Sabbath. Awesome song with that heavy intro, killer main riff and brutal breaks. The Solo at the end just adds “icing on the cake”. The song is in C# tuning! Tony was one of the first guitarists to use dropped tuning. A must learn song!

Danzig – Blood&Tears

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Here’s a lesson on How to play Blood&Tears by Danzig. Nothing too complicated, this one is great for beginners and of course true Danzig fans. The Solo has a great feel and some cool licks. Enjoy!

Death – Voice Of The Soul (Part 1)

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Alright, here’s Part 1 of the lesson on How to play Voice Of The Soul by Death. Chuck never stopped to amuse us with his versatility in death metal music and this instrumental is a prove of that. It has very beautiful melodies and harmonies, interesting patterns, licks, different techniques, acoustic and electric guitars. Lot’s to learn. Very nice, indeed.

Black Sabbath – Fairies Wear Boots (Jack The Stripper)

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This is a lesson on How to play rhythm parts of Jack The Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots by Black Sabbath. This song has some unusual but at the same time cool structure. Very interesting instrumental part in the beginning using some octaves, typical Tony’s riffs and cool verse riff with a swing feel. Awesome song!

Black Sabbath – Iron Man (Rhythm Part)

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Here we go with the classic tune from the Godfathers of Metal – Iron Man by Black Sabbath. The song is simple and it’s great for beginners. Also a must know if you are true Black Sabbath fan, of course. Check it out! 

Death – Spirit Crusher

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Here’s a lesson on How to play Spirit Crusher by Death from the last album – Sound of Perseverance. Typical progressive death metal in it’s glory – heavy, complexed at times, fast and brutal. Awesome song!

Pantera – I’m Broken

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This is a lesson on How to play rhythm part of I’m Broken by Pantera. Heavy, brutal riffs as always. Some time signature changes add a little challenge to keep the groove tight but nothing too complicated. All in all, an excellent song for head banging.

Death – Symbolic (Part 1)

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Here’s Part 1 of the rhythm guitar on How to play Symbolic by Death. As with most of Death’s songs we have complex timing, very fast picking and heavy ass riffs. Check it out!

Slayer – Postmortem (Part 1)

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Here’s Part 1 of the lesson on How to play Postmortem by Slayer. Very cool, laid back, groovy song with awesome riffs. The twist in this song is the 12/8 time signature which gives a triplet feel to the whole song.Then changes to 4/4 in the second part. All in all it’s a great song to play.

Machine Head – Davidian – Solo

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This is a follow up lesson on the Solo from Davidian by Machine Head. This Solo has 2 parts, first being predominantly sounds (dive bombs, pinch harmonics, etc), while the second part is more melodic and uses a Phrygian Dominant scale and a minor Pentatonic as well. Check it out!

Machine Head – Davidian

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Here’s a rhythm guitar lesson on How to play Davidian by Machine Head. Back in the ’90s this song rocked (and it still does). Dropped B tuning, brutal riffs and one of the best breaks in the history of metal. Check it out!

Slayer – South Of Heaven – The Solos

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This is a follow up lesson on How to play Solos from South Of Heaven by Slayer. Two Solos with cool licks and tricks played in a typical Slayer fashion. Some licks sound messy but it’s rather the overall feeling that you should go for rather than playing every note perfect. Check it out!

Slayer – Raining Blood

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Raining Blood is probably the most known song by Slayer and rightfully so. The Intro is just brutal and powerful like no other. The crazy fast riff that blows you away and the EPIC bridge are all in one song. That song is the epitome of thrash metal. And it’s not an easy one at all…. I go in full detail, explaining riff by riff, with examples and Tabs.

Obituary – Slowly We Rot

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Here’s a lesson on How to play Slowly We Rot by Obituary. Great song to learn if you are just getting into Metal or if you are just a fan of Obituary and just want to learn this great song. It’s from their first album – Slowly We Rot and one of their most recognisable songs

Death – Pull The Plug

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Here’s a lesson on How to play Pull The Plug by Death from their album Leprosy. Cool riffing, heavy sounds and fast picking – it’s all here, in this song. Enjoy!

Slayer – South Of Heaven

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This is a lesson on probably the most known song by Slayer – South Of Heaven. Epic opening riff and some heavy riffs. Both rhythm guitar parts are transcribed. Have fun!

Slayer – Seasons In The Abyss

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Here’s a lesson on How to play Seasons In The Abyss by Slayer. This is sort of a “mellow” song from their discography, but none the less is still heavy and metal. Both guitar parts are explained along with TABS

Death – Flattening Of Emotions

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Despite the fact that this is a very cool song, there’s a lot to learn from it – very fast picking, use of sextuplets, alternate picking, slides and awesome rhythm patterns. It’s not for beginners, but it’s good for practicing all these techniques. Check it out!

Extended min7 arpeggio

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Really cool and easy pattern for the minor 7 arpeggios. It covers a lot of fretboard as well – 3 octaves! The example is taken from Slayer’s “Seasons In The Abyss” second solo by Jeff Hanneman

Sepultura – Territory

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This is a lesson on How to play rhythm part of “Territory” by Sepultura. One of the most known songs with typical heavy and brutal riffs. A MUST learn song!

Pantera – Mouth For War

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This is a lesson on How to play rhythm part of “Mouth For War” by Pantera. This is a mix between Metal and Punk type a song with cool opening riff, awesome groove during the verses and chorus and a fast paced riff in the end of the song. A MUST learn song!

Obituary – Cause Of Death

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This is a lesson on How to play rhythm part for “Cause Of Death” by Obituary. One of the most iconic songs from their catalog. It’s got everything –  heavy riffs, brutal tone, slow and fast parts. A MUST learn song!