Hi, my name is Wes and i am in need of some help on learning the electric guitar. I play alot of acoustic and know all the basic chords, but I want to expand and learn some metal. I have a Squier strat (that sucks) and an awesome 212 120watt crate amp and I really want to put it to good use. Can anyone help me on getting the basic chords of hard rock?
use power chords to start out and then start adding a 3rd, making minor chords, read some chord charts and relate them to your favorite songs.

a lot of metal is in a minor scale. find out where to fret the minor chords of the scale you are in and you should be fine. a lot of metal is about arpeggiation rather than actual strumming.
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