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How to Play Metal Guitar: The Basics and Beyondby Richard Johnston
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This book gives you vital instruction in metal basics from top guitar teachers, and reveals the secrets of the monsters of metal - often in their own words. Packed with musical examples, charts and photos, this is your complete course for learning metal guitar. In-depth lessons with pros like Andy Ellis, Jesse Gress, Joe Gore, Jude Gold and Dave Whitehill teach you to build your own style while exploring the classic and modern sounds of the metal masters. Covers: tips on altered tunings and 7-string guitar, pros' secrets of tone and recording, discography of the monsters of metal, and free access to audio lessons at an exclusive web page!
This how-to guide offers lessons, licks, and tips gathered from the monsters of metal styles ranging from classic heavy metal to the latest sounds of nu-metal, thrash, and metal rap. Players learn how to supercharge their solos, create killer metal riffs, and perform with that extra intensity that this demanding music requires. Along the way they'll be inspired by such stars as Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore, Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell, and Korn's Munky and Head. Drawn from the pages of "Guitar Player--with many of the lessons presented in the players' own words--the book spotlights the latest on gear and recording, and covers hot topics such as effects and special tunings.
This how-to guide gives guitarists the lowdown on rock's most powerful style.
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