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Metal Guitar Series

John McCarthy Dan Jacobs Dan Jacobs Alexi Laiho


Basics of Metal Guitar Leads, Runs & Rhythms #1 Leads, Runs & Rhythms #2 Melodic Speed, Shred &
Heavy Riffs #1

Alexi Laiho Rob Arnold Marc Rizzo Marc Rizzo


Melodic Speed, Shred & Song Writing, Riffing & Modern Speed Modern Speed
Heavy Riffs #2 Soloing & Shred #1 & Shred #2
D
DV

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Beginner Intermediate

Beginner Leo Nocentelli Riffs, Rhythms & Workout Routines


Secrets for Guitarists

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The Only Chord Learn Rock Guitar Learn Rock Guitar Learn Rock Acoustic Learn Rock Acoustic
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Notation Legend
= Down Pick V = Up Pick
H = Ha
Hamm
Hammer
mmer
mm er On
er On T = Tap sl.
s.=S
sl Slide
lilide
de

P = Pu
Pullllll Off
Off P.M. = Palm Mute Ha
arm
rm.. = Ha
Harm. H rm
mon
onic
Harmonicic
ic
Hammer
Hamm
Ha mmer
mme On
On Pull Off Palm
Pa lm
m Mute
Mut
Mute

Bend
B
Be nd
d Tap Harmonic
H
Ha rm
monic
on c
C# Tuning
6 = C# 5 = F# 4=B 3=E 2 = G# 1 = C#
Thickest Thinnest

g, all strings
Oli uses a C# tuning, g are tuned down one and a half steps.

1
E Minor Chord Scale
E5 F#b6 G5 A5
X X X X X X X X X X X X x X X X

1 1 1
1

4 3

B5 C5 D5 E5
X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

5th fr. 1 7th fr. 1


1
1 3 3
3
3
2
Chords & Inversions
E Sus2 E Sus2 E Sus2 Emin7
x X X X X X X X X X

7th fr. 1 4th fr. 1


7th fr. 2 3
7th fr. 1 1 1 1 1 3 4
3 4
3 4 4

R 5 R 2 5 R 5 2 R 5 2 R b7 b3
Shapes
Bm C Maj7th Major minor
1st Inversion
X X X X X X X X X X X

4th fr. 1 1 1
2 1
2 2 2
4 3
4 4 4

b3 R 5 R 5 7 R R 3 R R b3 R

3
Applying Complex Chords & Inversions
Undone

4
Sweeping Seventh & Ninth Arpeggios
Forever In your Hands

First Section Second Section Third Section Fourth Section

5
Pedaling With Down Strokes
This Darkened Heart

6
Picking Muted Chords Progression
A Song For The Hopeless

7
Single Note Muted Metal Rhythm
Undone

8
Complete Metal Song Progression
Using Triplets in 6/8 Time
Days Without
First Section

9
Second Section

Third Section

10
11
Scales - A & E harmonic Minor
Pattern A Pattern B

A Harmonic Minor

12
E Harmonic Minor

Try transposing this pattern to other keys all over the neck.

13
Complete Lead Using Harmonic Minor Scales
Chiron

First Section

14
Second Section

Third Section

15
Scales - Pentatonic Extended Shapes

A Minor

C# Minor

16
Pentatonic Extended Shapes - 3s & 6s
Extended Pentatonics - Thirds

Extended Pentatonics - Sixths

17
String Skipping
Key of E minor

Do not Obey

18
Muted Diatonic Scale Run
Overcome

19
Chromatic Passing Tone Application

Chromatic Passing Tones also known as tensions are notes that lye chromatically between the diatonic
scale tones. These tones should not be used as target notes but rather coloring tones in your improvis-
ing. Refer to the example below using the D Dorian mode.

20
Scales - A Hungarian Minor
Pattern A Pattern B

A Hungarian Minor

21
Metal Lead using E Hungarian Minor Scales
Become The Catalyst

First Section

22
Second Section

Third Section

Fourth Section

23
Tapping Lead
Overcome

24
6 Note Sequence Scale Run
Ex. 1

25
This Calling
Ex. 2

26
The Big Boss Encounter
Before The Damned

First Section Second Section

Third Section

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Fourth Section

Fifth Section

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