Metal Basics: The Eighth Note Rhythm

The following 5 examples are designed with the aspiring Metal guitarist in mind and focus on the eighth note rhythm. This is the next step up from the quarter note rhythm and can take a bit of getting used to. I recommend watching and listening to the video examples and then attempting to play along. Next, try playing along with the drum track provided and record yourself if possible. This will allow you to objectively compare yourself to the video examples.