Watch the Deft Simplicity online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Metal Guitar Licks You MUST Know
While much homage has been paid to the almighty power chord and some light was shined upon worthy substitutes like the perfect 4th, there are other harmonic components to be wielded by the would-be metal-er. Take the upper string perfection that was laid down by Def Leppard in "Photograph" from their Mutt Lange produced masterpiece, Pyromania. With the help of the legendary producer, the riff that kicks off the tune starts off with just two notes and they sound monsterous! This riff dishes out the same lean, mean power with a collection of diadic 4ths, 3rds, and a sus chord to boot.