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Glen Drover Artist Series

Former guitarist for Megadeth and Testament, thrasher Glen Drover presents his Artist Series and will touch on subjects such as speed, rhythm, and solo creation.

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Glen Drover utilizes an array of backing tracks to help teach his take on specific tricks and techniques to heavy metal guitar.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Series Introduction

JamPlay.Com would like to welcome former guitarist for Megadeth and Testament, Glen Drover. His Artist Series will provide a wide array of solo and rhythm ideas accompanied by backing tracks. He will also dive into the techniques used for a complete entertaining and learning experience.

Length: 1:57 Difficulty: 1.0 Member Only
Lesson 2

3 Note Per String Legato

Glen takes a quick look at a diminished solo idea that utilizes 3 notes per string as well as the legato technique.

Length: 3:25 Difficulty: 4.5 Member Only
Lesson 3

Legato Solo Idea in B Minor

Staying within the legato technique, Glen utilizes another backing track to help demonstrate another unique solo idea in the key of B minor.

Length: 4:50 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 4

Free Form Melodic Soloing

It's all about feeling the music, and Glen demonstrates ideas he may come up with when put on the spot for a solo. These ideas will influence your melodic and creative thinking.

Length: 4:45 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 5

Melodic Solo Idea #2

Glen utilizes a new backing track to help demonstrate another legato style melodic solo.

Length: 3:11 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 6

Heavy 3 Note Per String Exercise

Glen utilizes a heavy backing track to demonstrate a great 3 note per string lick that will really help with increasing speed between your fretting and picking hands.

Length: 4:50 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 7

2 Note Per String Classical Style Fast Pick Lick

Utilizing another fast and heavy backing track, Glen demonstrates a 2 note per string lick that is yet another great exercise for improving your right and left hand communication.

Length: 3:51 Difficulty: 4.5 Member Only
Lesson 8

Ascending Legato Multi-octave Exercise

How about another quick little exercise offering a multi-octave ascending run followed by an up tempo phrase ending?

Length: 2:52 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 9

Fast Alternate Speed Picking Exercise

This exercise is meant to help produce speed with the picking hand. Start this exercise off slow. Over time, the right hand will get faster and faster with practice.

Length: 2:35 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 10

Left & Right Hand Synchronization Exercise

Glen demonstrates a great walk down exercise that will help synchronize both left and right hands together.

Length: 3:47 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 11

Pentatonic & Harmonic Minor Combo Exercise

Combining a pentatonic riff with a harmonic minor riff, Glen introduces an exercise that utilizes a large portion of the guitar neck.

Length: 3:51 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 12

Mysterious Harmonic Minor Walk Down

Glen presents a mysterious walk down exercise and explains how it can be used to improve both alternate picking and legato movement.

Length: 4:34 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 13

Full Fretboard Exercise

Glen will present an exercise that is a walk up utilizing nearly the entire fret board. There is a lot of movement in this exercise, so make sure those hands are stretched.

Length: 4:50 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 14

F# Walk Up, Walk Down

Glen presents a fast paced walk up and walk down routine that again will utilize a large portion of the fretboard.

Length: 4:10 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 15

4 Note per String Shapes

Utilizing all 4 fingers on the fret hand, Glen demonstrates a great exercise that can be used to help strengthen those fingers and improve communication with the picking hand.

Length: 5:20 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 16

Matching a Drummer's Rhythm

Heavy metal music offers plenty of opportunity for the guitarist and drummer to work together to create a certain emotion or effect. Glen demonstrates a piece that matches the double kick pattern provided by the drummer.

Length: 6:48 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 17

Blues Rock in E

Heavy metal music pulls influences from all different genres of music. Watch as Glen demonstrate a great heavy metal / blues influenced exercise that can help broaden the creative aspect of understanding guitar as a whole.

Length: 5:12 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 18

Supportive Rhythm Melody #1

Even though solo and lead techniques rule the rock and heavy metal world, rhythm parts are the backbone for creating a full supportive sound. Glen demonstrates his first rhythm example.

Length: 4:42 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 19

Supportive Rhythm Melody #2

Glen presents his second exercise within his supportive rhythm segment. This idea uses lead techniques to help demonstrate how supportive rhythms function within a metal solo.

Length: 5:04 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 20

Alternate Tuning - Mysterious Clean Rhythm

Glen demonstrates a unique tuning that allows certain special notes to ring out, creating a mysterious alternate picking exercise.

Length: 7:59 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 21

Rhythm and Solo Combinations

Utilizing all the techniques taught so far, Glen now presents a simple rhythm exercise and a solo to accompany it.

Length: 7:39 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 22

Rhythm and Solo Combination #2

Glen presents another supportive rhythm exercise followed by a nice solo idea that can be overlaid to create a full heavy metal sound. Enjoy!

Length: 11:27 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 23

Drop C Tuning Heavy Riff

It's time to change up the tuning. Glen uses drop C tuning and demonstrates a metal riff that helps with down-picking technique.

Length: 9:38 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 24

Drop C Riff Exercise #2

Here's another drop C riff. This time, Glen demonstrates fretting hand techniques that can help with speed.

Length: 8:56 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 25

Building Fret Hand Dexterity

Lesson 25 from Glen presents a detailed exercise that firmly builds up fret hand dexterity for both speed and accuracy.

Length: 10:13 Difficulty: 4.0 Free Sample Lesson
Lesson 26

A Complete Melodic Solo

Glen presents an inspiring solo packed full of techniques. This solo is very melodic and allows the player to put a lot of emotion into it.

Length: 16:01 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 27

Heavy Metal Chunk Rhythm

Welcome to a lesson that offers a very chunky rhythm pattern with palm muting!

Length: 9:26 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
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