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Welcome to our first-ever venture into the wonderful, dark and beautiful world of Metal! In this course, we'll be expertly guiding you through all of the key concepts you need to know and master to get to grips with this genre. Our focus will be dialling up your technique, focusing on the rhythm side of the genre.
Before we properly start the course, it is important to cover some key metal concepts regarding the technique and sound you will want to start developing.
We'll be starting by looking at a cool rhythm track that will help you get to grips with the concept of down picking. This is simply the technique of playing everything with downstrokes.
It's now time to get to grips with our first metal solo! It has to be said that riffing and rhythm playing is the core part of the metal genre, but there are also plenty of fantastic lead guitar parts to work with.
We take things up a serious rhythm notch in this unit, and our main two focuses are developing faster picking techniques and learning to play inverted powerchords.
For our final unit we will once again take things up another notch, and teach you two of the most well-known techniques in metal: Drop D tuning & pinched harmonics!