Heavy Metal Style - The Basics II

author: metal_madness61 date: 02/10/2005 category: music styles
rating: 3.5 / votes: 41 
This lesson will teach you how to become the next Kerry King or Mick Thompson! Here we go. Heavy metal involves alot of distortion and fast fingering so this could be a tough one to learn for poeple who have just started guitar. Here are the points we will be looking at in this lesson: 1. Tuning 2. Powerchords 3. Palm Muting 4. Hard Hitting Riffs 5. Fast Solos All the tunes on this lesson must be played with distortion. 1. Tuning. If you want to play Heavy Metal you need the correct tuing or it will sound shite. Here are the main Heavy Metal tunings: Drop C Drop B Normal tuning down a tone (P.S you will need a electronic tuner because getting to these tuning by ear is hard!) 2. Powerchords. Heavy Metal is based upon heavy sounding powerchords. Once youve got youre guitar tuned try some of these tunes: 1) |---------------------| |---------------------| |---------------------| |---------------------| |--0-0-0-3-3-3-6-6-6--| |--0-0-0-3-3-3-6-6-6--| 2) |------------------------------------------| |------------------------------------------| |------------------------------------------| |------------------------------------------| |--12-12--11-11--15-15-14-14------0-0-1-1--| |--12-12--11-11--15-15-14-14------0-0-1-1--| 3) |----------------------------| |----------------------------| |----------------------------| |----------7-----5--------2--| |--0-0--5--0-0-3-0-0--0------| |--0-0-----0-0---0-0---------| Try learning Slipknot: Duality for some really awesome powerchords. 3. Palm Muting. To palm mute you must place your palm near the bridge. If you slightly touch the stings that is light palm mutiing (pm) and if you push down hard (not to hard) that is heavy palm muting (PM). Try these exercises to get your palm muting up to scrath. 1) |-------------| |-------------| |-------------| |--5-5-2-2-2--| |--5-3-0-0-0--| |-------------| pm . . . . . 2) |---------------------| |---------------------| |---------------------| |---------------------| |--0-0-1-1-4-5-0-0-0--| |--0-0-1-1-4-5-0-0-0--| PM . . . . . . . . . 4. Riffs Heavy Metal guitar riffs are so cool so I wanted to teach you some! Usually a heavy metal guitar riff is very fast and complicated. Kerry King from Slayer is the heavy metal riff master. Try learning Reign In Blood. 1) |--------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------| |---------------5-------------6-----------0--| |--0-0-0-0-0----1-1-1-1-1-----0-0-0-0-0------| 2) |-------------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------| |------------------------------5-5-5--------------| |------------------0-0-0-0-0----------------------| |--7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------0-0-0-0-0--| 5. Fast Solos. Solos are what make guitar so cool. Do do fast solos you need fast fingers. There are lots of types of fast soloing: 1. Speed Picking 2. Apreggio 3. 3 finger apreggio (and so on) Hammer ons and pull offs are also very important 1) |--3-2-0-3-2-0-3-2-0-3-2-0--| |---------------------------| |---------------------------| |---------------------------| |---------------------------| |---------------------------| 2) |--5-h3--------5-h3------------| |-------h5-0-------------h5-0--| |------------------------------| |------------------------------| |------------------------------| |------------------------------| x as many times as you want This may not of been a good lesson but I'm hungry so I stop here.

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