How To Play Metal Guitar: A Complete Beginner’s Guide

how to play metal guitar

How To Play Metal Guitar

Techniques you’ll need to learn to play metal guitar include alternate picking, power chords, right hand string muting, improvisation using scales such as pentatonic minor, blues and natural minor, (and eventually, a number of more advanced techniques). You’ll also need the right gear: generally, a guitar with humbucker pickups and an amp with a good overdriven sound.

On this page is a complete guide on how to play metal guitar, featuring the gear you need and the techniques you need to learn.

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How Much is an Electric Guitar? Beginner To Professional Guitar Prices

How Much Is An Electric Guitar

How Much Is An Electric Guitar?

A new electric guitar can cost anything from $99 to five-figures plus. Expect to pay around $199 to $399 for a good beginner electric guitar; around $400-$799 for an intermediate instrument; and $800-$1,500+ for a dependable, professional-quality recording and gigging guitar. At $1,500 and above, you can expect the highest-quality, high-end instruments.

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Guitar Intonation Adjustment: How To Set Intonation On Electric Guitars

Guitar Intonation Adjustment

Guitar intonation adjustment involves testing the intonation of each string by comparing the fretted 12-fret octave with the harmonic produced at the same fret. If the fretted note is sharp, the string needs to be lengthened; if the fretted note is flat, then the string needs to be shortened.

The way in which the length of the strings is adjusted depends on the type of bridge fitted on your guitar. In our guide to adjusting electric guitar intonation, you’ll find out how to adjust intonation on a range of guitar bridge styles…

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Metal Backing Tracks For Guitar: High-Quality Jam Tracks, MP3 Download

Metal Backing Tracks For Guitar

Metal Backing Tracks MP3 album: high quality play-along jam tracks for practice and performance. Hear sample tracks below.

Get ready to shred with specially-recorded metal backing tracks!

Produced by metal fans, for metal fans, Metal Backing Tracks covers a wide range of classic and modern metal styles.

Improvise guitar solos… create new licks and riffs… experiment with new techniques: this album is the ideal way to improve your lead guitar playing!

Only $9.99

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The Best AC/DC Albums Ranked: Our 2022 List

Best ACDC Albums Ranked

In a list of the best AC/DC albums, fans and critics alike would generally include Back in Black, Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap), Let There Be Rock, Highway to Hell and High Voltage. These five albums represent the Australian power blues-rock band at their bawdy, hard-rocking peak, and are classics of the hard rock genre.

On this page we rank these, and every other AC/DC album, to create the definitive guide to the Australian rockers’ recorded output over their multi-decade career.

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M-Audio BX4 Monitor Speakers Review: The Best Cheap Monitor Speakers?

M Audio BX4 Monitor Speakers Review

M-audio BX4 monitor speakers review: are M-Audio’s powered speakers the best cheap monitor speakers for a home recording studio?

M-Audio BX4 120W Multimedia Reference Monitors Review

M-Audio’s BX4 monitor speakers are inexpensive, relatively small, powered monitor speakers marketed not only at musicians, but also at content producers, gamers and streamers.

With this “one-size fits all” approach (and the speakers’ relatively small size and low price point) are the BX4s suitable for “serious” music production, or are they suitable only for hobbyists and occasional use?

Read our M-Audio BX4 monitor speaker review to find out…

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