Watch the 50 Metal Guitar Licks online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Metal Guitar Licks You MUST Know

Turn those gain knobs all the way to the right and get ready to throw up those devil horns because its time to throw down. Greetings and welcome to 50 Metal Licks You Must Know--an all-inclusive six-string thrill ride packed with essential heavy metal motives. These 50 must know neck melters will have you pounding away as you explore the truckload of techniques that make up playing metal guitar. From the rumbling of low E-string chugs to the study of military grade precise jackhammer downstrokes to screaming bends enriched with colossal vibrato--its all here. Topics under fire are the cornerstone harmonic device--the power chord, various palm muting approaches, alternate harmonic devices such as inverted 5ths, the b5 and upper string power chords; the must know galloping 16ths rhythm, metal-approved chord arpeggiation picking patterns, dropped-D tuning, advanced riffing rhythms, exotic tonalities, various types of string bending, creatively using natural harmonics; pinch harmonics, legato moves, picking techniques like alternate picking and sweep picking; tapping, harmonic minor ideas and more! All the while we'll investigate these approaches through the work of metal stalwarts like Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine, Dimebag Darrell, Alex Skolnick, Adrian Smith and Dave Murray of Iron Maiden, Chuck Schuldiner of Death, George Lynch, Jake E. Lee, Randy Rhoads, Zakk Wylde, Vivian Campell, John Sykes of Whitesnake, Yngwie Malmsteen, Adam Jones, Jerry Cantrell and others while looking into the new breed of sounds from bands like In Flames, System of a Down, Disturbed, Deftones, Trivium, Dragonforce, Avenged Sevenfold, Children of Bodom and Shadows Fall.

To effectively bring forth the power of 50 Metal Licks You Must Know into your playing watch me first run through the lick at tempo. Then try to contain the rage and sit back for a minute so you can digest the tutorial segment that immediately follows before going off. During these breakdowns sections I'll fill you in on the innards of each lick while dropping the code behind the tricky parts. Every fist-pumping backing track is included in the course for you to rock with as well as PDF and Power Tab charts that feature both spot-on TAB and notation of every last note in the licks. In regards to the Power Tab charts, also included is the Power Tab software, which features a MIDI player that allows you to slow down passages without altering the pitch so you can really hone in on the madness.