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Metal Guitar Lessons (FREE)

The phrase "heavy metal" originated from a reference to the loud, mechanized sounds of the modern world. The harsh, British factory sounds of the 1960's resembled England's first "heavy metal" band: Black Sabbath. In the present day, metal is still alive and strong.


Take a look below to check out the different teachers that cover metal. You can scope out the entire series or sample it out by clicking to view the free lesson.

Metal with Dennis

Metal with Dennis

Focus: While musically gifted and classically trained, Dennis Hodges can’t shake the metal bug. This popular JamPlay.com series includes lessons on commonly used metal techniques such as palm muting, slides, bends, octaves, power chords and more.

11 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details

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Kris Norris Artist Series

Kris Norris Artist Series

Focus: Kris Norris offers an array of ideas and lessons; from changing strings to advanced sweeping / legato techniques and soloing applications. Kris also offers conceptual lessons for song writing ideas and composition.

41 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details
Emil Werstler Artist Series

Emil Werstler Artist Series

Focus: Up and coming talent Emil Werstler brings you advanced lessons on lead techniques, style and theory applications. Emil's videos also include candid interviews about his background and the inspirations behind his playing.

48 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details
Tosin Abasi Artist Series

Tosin Abasi Artist Series

Focus: Lead guitarist for Animals As Leaders, Tosin Abasi brings his knowledge of extended range guitars to JamPlay, with detailed lessons on various picking styles and emulating bass with the 8 string instrument.

19 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details
James Malone Artist Series

James Malone Artist Series

Focus: James Malone, founder and frontman of Arsis, teaches intermediate to advanced lessons on various topics in his style of death metal guitar, including advanced legato and tapping.

20 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details
Dave Davidson Artist Series

Dave Davidson Artist Series

Focus: Revocation's Dave Davidson teaches you the techniques essential to his style.

7 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details
Lessons With Steve Smyth

Lessons With Steve Smyth

Focus: Veteran metal gunslinger Steve Smyth currently is in the bands Forbidden and The EssenEss Project. Having also been in bands such as Testament and Nevermore, Steve has a unique style that he teaches here on JamPlay.

8 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details
David Ellefson Artist Lessons

David Ellefson Artist Lessons

Focus: Take lessons with legendary thrash metal bassist David Ellefson who is a founding member of Megadeth.

5 Lessons Series Details
Andy James Artist Series

Andy James Artist Series

Focus: Learn how to shred with the amazing guitarist Andy James.

6 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details
Glen Drover Artist Series

Glen Drover Artist Series

Focus: 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.

27 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details
Bumblefoot's Artist Series

Bumblefoot's Artist Series

Focus: Unconventional... Diabolical... Just plain crazy! Learn a fresh, quirky and MUSICAL approach to extreme guitar playing! Bumblefoot takes you through many exercises of the mind and hands to take your playing to the next level!

20 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details
Tony MacAlpine Master Course

Tony MacAlpine Master Course

Focus: Dig into the style and technique of one of the most accomplished and creative guitarists of his era! Ever a true clinician, Tony MacAlpine breaks down over 30 song passages from his extensive catalogue while offering pointed instruction on melodic development, composition, soloing, picking and legato techniques and more!

33 Lessons View Free LessonSeries Details