James Malone Artist Series

James Malone teaches intermediate to advanced lessons on various topics in his style of death metal guitar.

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James Malone teaches intermediate to advanced lessons on various topics in his style of death metal guitar.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Sit Down with James Malone

Enjoy an exclusive interview with James Malone from the death metal band Arsis.

Length: 23:11 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Lesson 2

Series Primer Lesson

James covers some basic materials in this lesson that will prepare you for the more advanced lessons that follow.

Length: 9:10 Difficulty: 1.0 Member Only
Lesson 3

Right Hand Technique

James explains some rhythmic techniques that are common in metal guitar playing.

Length: 16:45 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 4

Sweep Picking Basics

James takes you through the basics of sweep picking arpeggios.

Length: 9:28 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 5

The Patterns of the Modes

James takes you through seven patterns of the major scale and explains how each one corresponds to a mode.

Length: 13:24 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 6

Basics of Tapping

James explains how he uses two-handed tapping.

Length: 12:38 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 7

The Importance of Proper Fingering

James talks about the importance of consistent fingering and shows his method of fingering scales.

Length: 8:11 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 8

Practice Routine

James shows you the practice routine he used in his formative years.

Length: 33:25 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 9

Right and Left Hand Muting Techniques

James covers some techniques that will clean up your technique.

Length: 6:29 Difficulty: 1.0 Member Only
Lesson 10

Writing in the Style of Arsis

James explains the compositional techniques employed in three Arsis songs.

Length: 16:03 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 11

Seventh Chords And Arpeggios

James explains how to play seventh chords as arpeggios.

Length: 9:23 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 12

Tapping Arpeggios

James explains how to tap arpeggios for extended musical reach.

Length: 8:15 Difficulty: 2.0 Free Sample Lesson from this Series!
Lesson 13

Combining Tapping and Sliding

James shows how to add slides to tapped arpeggios.

Length: 4:25 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 14

Sweeping and Tapping

James shows how the combination of sweep picking and tapping can create some fresh new sounds.

Length: 8:16 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 15

Placing Limitations

James teaches ways to be more creative by placing limitations on yourself. He uses four examples that demonstrate just how far the pentatonic scale, chromaticism, and tapping can take you.

Length: 12:19 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 16

Tapping Fully Diminished Arpeggios

James explains how to play fully diminished seventh arpeggios with the tapping technique.

Length: 4:42 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 17

Scale Fragments

James shows how to move around the fretboard by playing small repeating scale patterns.

Length: 3:51 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 18

Bending

James shares some tips that will help you keep your bends in tune.

Length: 7:14 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 19

Interesting Harmony

James shares some harmonic concepts that can be applied to riffs in a metal style. He covers diatonic as well as non-diatonic harmony.

Length: 25:09 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 20

Singing And Playing

James Malone shares some tips that will help you sing while playing guitar.

Length: 10:11 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only