Learn a Lick 3: Learner Messiah

This week’s lick is inspired by the solo on Metallica’s ‘Leper Messiah‘, from the ‘Master of Puppets’ Album. You can either play it with alternate picking, which is a challenge in itself, or you can sweep it, as we’re doing today. Played this way, this lick makes a great example of how to use arpeggios (read more…)

Written by Rob

Em Blues Thrash Lick

This week we’re looking at a very short lick that can used in anything from blues-rock to thrash metal. This example is in E minor and uses the Em pentatonic scale. If you know your pentatonic scales, we’re using the first shape in 12th position- you should experiment with it in different keys to fit (read more…)

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ESP LTD KH-330 Kirk Hammett Review

Today we’re reviewing the ESP LTD KH-330 Kirk Hammett signature guitar, which is one of the many Kirk Hammett signature guitars available. The KH-330 is a medium priced, affordable guitar. There is also the KH-602 which features an alder body, neck through body design, and EMG 81 (bridge) and EMG 60 (neck) pickups, but that (read more…)

Written by Rob