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HIGH ON FIRE: DIIHIGH ON FIRE: DII
LEVEL: Intermediate 5.......In this guitar lesson video, MATT PIKE will show us the main riffs in the HIGH ON FIRE instrumental track "DII" after the track "Rumors Of War." Take notice of how MATT uses a b5 trill, and how he is using other intervals besides the usual 5th power chord . . . CHECK THIS OUT

THE SWORD: APOCRYPHON (Part 1)THE SWORD: APOCRYPHON (Part 1)
LEVEL: Intermediate 6.......In this guitar lesson video, KYLE SHUTT will show us the first few riffs in THE SWORD song "Apocryphon." This is the title track of THE SWORD's new record . . . CHECK THIS OUT

RED FANG: HANK IS DEADRED FANG: HANK IS DEAD
LEVEL: Intermediate 4.......In this guitar lesson video, DAVID SULLIVAN will show us every rhythm riff in the RED FANG song "Hank Is Dead." Notice how he adds octaves to the last riff once the rest of the band joins in. This makes the riff heavier. Learn from David . . . CHECK THIS OUT

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LEVEL: Advanced 7....... In this guitar lesson video, CHRIS POLAND will show us a scale he created and how to exercise it.. He used this scale in MEGADETH and OHM. It's a massive stretch. Just warning you . . . CHECK THIS OUT

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LICK OF THE WEEK: APRIL 25th 2016
LICK OF THE WEEK: APRIL 25th 2016 LEVEL: Intermediate 7....... In this addition to "LICK OF THE WEEK" Bob Balch from FU MANCHU will show us a lick in the key of B Minor. This lick is in the style of LESLIE WEST from MOUNTAIN or SCOTT GORHAM from THIN LIZZY . . . CHECK THIS OUT
CREEPY FINGERS REGULUS VIII FUZZ
CREEPY FINGERS REGULUS VIII FUZZ LEVEL: Gear Master 10....... In this fuzz pedal demo, BOB BALCH from FU MANCHU will show us the "Regulus VIII" by CREEPY FINGERS. The "Regulus VIII" was a fuzz circuit used by Sergio Dias of OS MUTANTES. The circuit was designed by his brother. It rules . . . CHECK THIS OUT
BUZZARDS (Part 1)
BUZZARDS (Part 1) LEVEL: Intermediate 6....... In this guitar lesson video, KYLE SHUTT will show us the first riff and the verse riff in THE SWORD song "Buzzards." He will explain the importance of bending the last note in the riff and how the riff changes between the intro and verse . . . CHECK THIS OUT
LICK OF THE WEEK: April 11th, 2016
LICK OF THE WEEK: April 11th, 2016 LEVEL: Intermediate 6....... In this addition to LICK OF THE WEEK, Bob Balch from FU MANCHU will show us a pentatonic lick in the key of A Minor. This lick is in the style of JIM McCARTY from CACTUS . . . CHECK THIS OUT
HELLHOUND
HELLHOUND LEVEL: Intermediate 5....... In this guitar lesson video, SHAWN JAMES will walk us through the SHAWN JAMES AND THE SHAPESHIFTERS song "Hellhound." I do believe this is one of two videos on the site that feature an open tuning and a slide. Pretty badass guitar tone in this one too . . . CHECK THIS OUT
LICK OF THE WEEK: April 4th 2016
LICK OF THE WEEK: April 4th 2016 LEVEL: Intermediate 3....... This lick of the week is in the key of G Minor. This is a pretty common rock like in the style of ANGUS YOUNG or ACE FREHLEY . . . CHECK THIS OUT
DOEN (Part 1)
DOEN (Part 1) LEVEL: Intermediate 6....... In this guitar lesson video, DAVID SULLIVAN will show us the first riff in the RED FANG song "Doen." He will explain what "Doen" stands for and he'll demonstrate how the riff changes once the band kicks in . . . CHECK THIS OUT
BLACK METAL (Chorus Riff)
BLACK METAL (Chorus Riff) LEVEL: Beginner 5....... In this guitar lesson, Jeff "Mantas" Dunn will show us the chorus riff in the VENOM song "Black Metal." We love it when people teach riffs that their fans always get wrong. This is one of those lessons. According to Jeff Dunn, everybody plays the chorus a few chords off. Not anymore . . . CHECK THIS OUT
TWENTY (Part 3)
TWENTY (Part 3) LEVEL: Intermediate 4....... In this guitar lesson video, WILL MECUM will show us the solo and outro sections in the KARMA TO BURN song "Twenty." During the solo the D string drones to create some pretty evil dissonance. We like . . . CHECK THIS OUT
SSSHHH! (Riffs Six & Seven)
SSSHHH! (Riffs Six & Seven) LEVEL: Advanced 7....... In this guitar lesson video, MIKE NEIDER will show us riffs 6 and 7 in the BL'AST! song "Ssshhh!" There is some crazy stuff going on here. Time signature changes and the barre into the hammer-on during riff 7. We've never seen a hardcore punk guitar player do that. Notice how he does that while muting the G string! Pretty insane . . . CHECK THIS OUT
CHRONOSPHERE (Riff One)
CHRONOSPHERE (Riff One) LEVEL: Intermediate 5....... In this guitar lesson video, JASON LANDRIAN will show us riff one in the BLACK COBRA song "Chronosphere." He will also explain BLACK COBRA's tuning and how to play octaves while in this tuning . . . CHECK THIS OUT
HIGH COUNTRY (Last Chorus/Outro)
HIGH COUNTRY (Last Chorus/Outro) LEVEL: Intermediate 8....... In this guitar lesson video, KYLE SHUTT will show us the trill riff, last chorus and outro in THE SWORD song "High Country." Notice how the last chorus opens up, he's not killing the strings anymore. Also, the very last riff in the outro doesn't occur anywhere else in the song. Pretty cool . . . CHECK THIS OUT
BLOOD LIKE CREAM (Part 4)
BLOOD LIKE CREAM (Part 4) LEVEL: Intermediate 8....... In this guitar lesson video, DAVID SULLIVAN will show us the bridge riff in the RED FANG song "Blood Like Cream." This is a long riff that uses power chords, octaves and super dissonant intervals. There is a time signature change towards the end as well so proceed with caution . . . CHECK THIS OUT
LAST QUESTION (First Solo)
LAST QUESTION (First Solo) LEVEL: Intermediate 6....... In this guitar lesson video, BOB BALCH will show us how he breaks up the first solo in the FU MANCHU song "Last Question." Learn which licks were inspired by players like JEFF BECK and JOE WALSH. You also get to check out some STUDIO FOOTAGE of the "Gigantoid" session . . . CHECK THIS OUT
PLAYING OUTSIDE IN E MINOR (Part 2)
PLAYING OUTSIDE IN E MINOR (Part 2) LEVEL: Advanced 10....... In this guitar lesson video, CHRIS POLAND (ex-MEGADETH) will show us a few more licks/scales that he uses to play "outside" in the key of E Minor. Playing outside means using notes that don't belong to the natural minor scale. This is a big component of Chris' sound . . . CHECK THIS OUT
BLACK METAL (Verse and Bridge)
BLACK METAL (Verse and Bridge) LEVEL: Advanced 2....... In this guitar lesson video, Jeff "Mantas" Dunn will show us the verse and bridge riffs in the VENOM INC. song "Black Metal." There is some pretty fast alternate picking in this one. Notice how little his picking hand moves. Economy of motion . . . CHECK THIS OUT
TWENTY (Part 2)
TWENTY (Part 2) LEVEL: Intermediate 5..... In this guitar lesson, WILL MECUM will show us the second riff in the KARMA TO BURN song "Twenty." You will learn to play octaves while playing in Drop D. It's easier to add vibrato to octaves in this tuning . . . CHECK THIS OUT
SSSHHH! (Riff Five)
SSSHHH! (Riff Five) LEVEL: Intermediate 8....... In this guitar lesson video, MIKE NEIDER will show us thew 5TH riff in the BL'AST! song "SSSHHH!" This riff requires that you slide octaves pretty far and stop on a dime. We really dig how he adds a flatted 5th riff under the octave too . . . CHECK THIS OUT
AVALANCHE (Outro)
AVALANCHE (Outro) LEVEL: Intermediate 5....... In this guitar lesson video, JASON LANDRIAN will show us the remaining structure in the BLACK COBRA song "Avalanche." He will also teach us the outro riff . . . CHECK THIS OUT
HIGH COUNTRY (2nd Verse Lead)
HIGH COUNTRY (2nd Verse Lead) LEVEL: Beginner 4....... In this guitar lesson video, KYLE SHUTT will show us his lead over the 2nd verse in THE SWORD song "High Country." It's pretty common to add a new element over a second verse for variety. This is how KYLE SHUTT does it . . . CHECK THIS OUT
BLOOD LIKE CREAM (Part 3)
BLOOD LIKE CREAM (Part 3) LEVEL: Intermediate 3....... In this guitar lesson video, DAVID SULLIVAN will show us the break and lead over the vocals in the RED FANG song "Blood Like Cream." We love when guitars double the vocals, it makes for some strange lines . . . CHECK THIS OUT
LAST QUESTION (Part 1)
LAST QUESTION (Part 1) LEVEL: Beginner 7....... In this guitar lesson video, BOB BALCH will show us the intro, main riff, chorus and bridge riff in the FU MANCHU song "Last Question." BOB BALCH will also explain how he mixes both lead and rhythm during the chorus when playing this song live . . . CHECK THIS OUT
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