Early Metal

Old School Metal Double Stops

August 26, 2011 No Comments

Today we’re checking old school metal techniques – specifically the use of double stops to add some attitude and bite to your playing.

Tony Iommi Style Riff Using The Zakk Wylde Box

August 2, 2011 No Comments

Tony Iommi was an early hard rock pioneer and often used pentatonics to craft his solos. We’ll show you how he might use the Zakk Wylde box to create a fluid lead line.

Dio Riff Using 4th and 5th Intervals

July 27, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got two new intervals which are often played together, the perfect 4th and perfect 5th. In conjunction these intervals can be used to create some truly rockin’ riffs!

Randy Rhoads Style Advanced Power Chord Riff

July 25, 2011 No Comments

Randy Rhoads loved using root 3 and 4 power chords to add some treble and bite to his playing. Today we’ll show you how the legend might use them.

Ozzy Style Root 5 Major Scale Riff

July 25, 2011 1 Comment

To get his signature dark sound, the Prince of Darkness will often use minor scales. We’ll show a super heavy riff to illustrate a common approach.

Metallica Style Root 6 Major Scale Riff

July 25, 2011 No Comments

Everyone needs to know the major scale, including metal heads like Metallica. We’ll show you how they might use this versatile scale.

Iron Maiden Style Bending Riff

July 6, 2011 No Comments

We’re putting the unison bend to work with this old school metal example in the style of Iron Maiden. This one’s definitely a challenge, but we know you can do it!

Megadeth Style Palm Muting Riff

July 4, 2011 No Comments

Learn how to use palm muting to harness the epic powers of Valhalla in today’s lesson. Megadeth approved!

The Scorpions Style Power Chord Riff

July 2, 2011 1 Comment

We’re going back to the days of hair and cross dressing with this 80′s style riff. I can’t wait to get going!

Judas Priest – “Breakin the Law” (Riff)

July 1, 2011 1 Comment

We’re going old school metal for the main hook of this Judas Priest song. Grab your leather and get rockin!