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James Malone is in a band called Arsis. Arsis is an American death metal band from Virginia Beach, Virginia, formed in 2000. The band is currently signed to Nuclear Blast. He has a pretty loyal following of guitar players and has decided to share is knowledge with JamPlay.com. (More)
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James's Contributions to JamPlay.com

James Malone has 27 videos at JamPlay, with 4 song lessons, 20 lessons in our Artist Series and 3 Lick & Riff Library entries. Use the tabs below to learn more.

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James Malone Artist Series

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

Lesson 1

Sit Down with James...

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

Length: 23:11
Lesson 2

Series Primer Lesson

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

Length: 9:10
Lesson 3

Right Hand Technique

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

Length: 16:45
Lesson 4

Sweep Picking Basics

James takes you through the basics of sweep picking arpeggios.

Length: 9:28
Lesson 5

The Patterns of the...

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

Length: 13:24
Lesson 6

Basics of Tapping

James explains how he uses two-handed tapping.

Length: 12:38
Lesson 7

The Importance of Proper...

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

Length: 8:11
Lesson 8

Practice Routine

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

Length: 33:25
Lesson 9

Right and Left Hand...

James covers some techniques that will clean up your technique.

Length: 6:29
Lesson 10

Writing in the Style...

James explains the compositional techniques employed in three Arsis songs.

Length: 16:03
Lesson 11

Seventh Chords And Arpeggios

James explains how to play seventh chords as arpeggios.

Length: 9:23
Lesson 12

Tapping Arpeggios

James explains how to tap arpeggios for extended musical reach.

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Lesson 13

Combining Tapping and...

James shows how to add slides to tapped arpeggios.

Length: 4:25
Lesson 14

Sweeping and Tapping

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

Length: 8:16
Lesson 15

Placing Limitations

James teaches ways to be more creative by placing limitations on yourself. He uses four...

Length: 12:19
Lesson 16

Tapping Fully Diminished...

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

Length: 4:42
Lesson 17

Scale Fragments

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

Length: 3:51
Lesson 18


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

Length: 7:14
Lesson 19

Interesting Harmony

James shares some harmonic concepts that can be applied to riffs in a metal style. He...

Length: 25:09
Lesson 20

Singing And Playing

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

Length: 10:11