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Metal Techniques – Celtic Metal Picking

In this lesson, we take a look at an Iron Maiden style E harmonic riff with some challenging picking and rhythms.

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The Art of Doom – Haunting Harmonies – The Tritone

Of all the flavours used in metal, the diminished scale ranks as one of the most elusive and strange. Somewhere between mystical and demonic, it fits in perfectly with the sound of Doom.

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Technique Focus: Muting Skills, Syncopated Riffing

To syncopate simply means to emphasize the off beat. This two part riff sequence rocks out with plenty of space and silence in between articulations, helping to improve one’s muting skills.

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Depressive Riffing For Beginners

Sometimes a little noise is balm for the soul. This lesson is specifically for beginners, requiring very little in the way of technique, but very satisfying to practice, with a nice downward progression and some simple but nifty picking.

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Space Rock Atmospherics

In today’s lesson, we explore an idea in the style of Atmospheric Space Rock. It’s simple enough, but the stretching for the voicings is another matter!

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