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Neo-Riff
If you want to play like Malmsteen, so this is gonna help you!!!
Metal · Intermediate · 12864 Hits · 4.88/5 (17 ratings) · Last modified: 8/2/2000
 
Niccolo Paganini's Caprice #5
I don't really know who this guy is, I just know that he was an amazing shredder. This is an amazing example of what metal and classical sound like when mixed.
Metal · Ridiculous · 10096 Hits · 4.86/5 (21 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2002
 
The Pentatonic Collection Vol. I
A fine collection of leads and licks played in the pentatonic scales. This volume contains licks for the beginner to intermediate player who wishes to expand their guitar vocabulary.
Metal · Beginner · 32047 Hits · 4.87/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 9/4/2004
 
Chapters Of Shred Guitar
Within this lesson one will find the Intermediate to Advanced techniques use by many of today's top shred virtuoso guitarist. Covering everything from Economy Picking, to Modal Patterns, Sweep picking, use of exotic scales, and many more.
Metal · Advanced · 48816 Hits · 4.85/5 (13 ratings) · Last modified: 4/19/2004
 
Repeating A Pattern In Different Octaves
Demonstrates how a simple pattern can be played over different octaves to create new soloing and lead possibilities.
Metal · Intermediate · 7162 Hits · 4.82/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 6/26/2004
 
Arpeggio Exercise
Here is a sequenced arpeggio exercise.
Metal · Advanced · 14141 Hits · 4.81/5 (16 ratings) · Last modified: 3/18/2001
 
Sweep Arpeggio Practice 1
Sweep Arpeggio Practice 1
Metal · Intermediate · 8749 Hits · 4.80/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 12/7/2004
 
Classical Arpeggio Run
These arpeggios have a very classical feeling to them.
Metal · Advanced · 7445 Hits · 4.77/5 (13 ratings) · Last modified: 1/3/2003
 
Idea For A Metal Ballad
This is my first post and I just wanted to put in an idea of a rhythm with small improvisation on it. Hope you like it, comments are very welcome!
Metal · Intermediate · 8477 Hits · 4.75/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 10/16/2003
 
Playing Metal Part 1: Picking
There are 4 different main techniques in metal. They are Picking, Legato, Sweep Picking, and Tapping. In this lesson series I will only be going over three of them because you can't create tapped licks on the composer. I hope you enjoy it.
Metal · Advanced · 12301 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 7/25/2007
 
Sweep Picking And Harmonic Minor Riffs
These are some basic major/minor sweep picking excersises, and some harmonic minor techniques.
Metal · Advanced · 31318 Hits · 4.74/5 (19 ratings) · Last modified: 12/1/2002
 
Classical Style Sequenced Arpeggios
These involve some time, but if learned, can make a great solo to any type of song, they also sound great on an acoustic guitar.
Metal · Advanced · 13641 Hits · 4.71/5 (14 ratings) · Last modified: 5/25/2006
 
Carcass's Heartwork
Bring back some memories from early/mid 90's death metal with this beautiful piece.
Metal · Intermediate · 17410 Hits · 4.69/5 (16 ratings) · Last modified: 1/27/2001
 
Easy Solo Lick
Solo lick
Metal · Intermediate · 5859 Hits · 4.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 4/5/2004
 
Pedal To The Metal 2
This one takes it up a notch.A bit harder
Metal · Advanced · 2854 Hits · 4.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 5/18/2004
 
Melodic Metal Rhythm
A short piece of a song i wrote in d min. it's metal, it's good. the end rhythm might be a little rough, the playback doesn't work in the composer.
Metal · Intermediate · 2879 Hits · 4.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 11/10/2012
 
String Skipping Blues
3 notes per string, string skipping
Metal · Advanced · 2273 Hits · 4.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 3/30/2006
 
Flight Of The Bumble-Bee
The classic piece composed by russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov arranged for guitar.
Metal · Expert · 50547 Hits · 4.62/5 (88 ratings) · Last modified: 10/15/2000
 
Flight Of The Bumblebee (Easy)
This is the easy but fun way to play Flight of the Bumblebee on the Electric Guitar, without having to strum with your fingers as well, and will give your chops a real workout!
Metal · Advanced · 9619 Hits · 4.60/5 (63 ratings) · Last modified: 5/13/2005
 
Paganini's 24th Caprice
A section of Paganini's 24th Caprice for electric guitar. This is a great neo-classical shred piece, on of my favorites.
Metal · Advanced · 9082 Hits · 4.60/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 6/26/2004
 
Paganini Caprices
A colection of caprices from paganini
Metal · Ridiculous · 54343 Hits · 4.59/5 (34 ratings) · Last modified: 10/16/2004
 
Caprice 16 By Paganini
One of Paganinis caprices arranged for guitar. Fast and challenging but also full of melodic ideas like arpeggios&chromatics&pedal tones.
Metal · Expert · 40075 Hits · 4.59/5 (58 ratings) · Last modified: 10/16/2000
 
Arpeggios By Engel Oded.. ;)
Hm... i was just playing the guitar while look whats happened? i create a perfect arpeggio part! :) created by me! :P DATE: 1.6.2007
Metal · Expert · 3860 Hits · 4.58/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 6/1/2007
 
Caprices Of Campagnoli
Bartolomeo Campagnoli gives you a lesson on how to play classical-influenced licks
Metal · Advanced · 15656 Hits · 4.57/5 (42 ratings) · Last modified: 7/7/2000
 
Finger Picking
A very cool finger picking pattern. Of course it is the most basic patter of all. This is also a great sweep pick exercise too.
Metal · Advanced · 6051 Hits · 4.56/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 7/4/2001
 
Shredding 101
A constantly growing lesson on how to impress your friends with lighting fast licks and other various tricks. Includes info on scales, techniques, and pure awesomeness *Updated 8/15/06-Added page 14
Metal · Advanced · 113106 Hits · 4.53/5 (99 ratings) · Last modified: 1/4/2006
 
Paganini: Caprice #5
Here's an excerpt from Niccolo Paganini's Caprice #5 for Violin. Some of you may recognize part of it from the guitar duel in the movie "Crossroads"...
Metal · Ridiculous · 154369 Hits · 4.52/5 (235 ratings) · Last modified: 11/26/1999
 
A Bach Violin Prelude BWV 1006
A transcription of Bach's glorious Violin Prelude for violin solo as played by electric guitarist Kevin Gallagher
Metal · Ridiculous · 108275 Hits · 4.50/5 (70 ratings) · Last modified: 11/27/2004
 
Pachelbels Canon For Pick-Style Guitar
Old classical piece arranged for pick-style guitar. Very good arpeggio exercise...
Metal · Advanced · 9586 Hits · 4.50/5 (26 ratings) · Last modified: 7/2/2000
 
Amazing Metal Song/riffs
A cool metal song my first attempt on this program
Metal · Intermediate · 6341 Hits · 4.50/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 2/15/2006
 
Speed Builder
This is kind of metal.. well if you stick with it it will build you up for FAST licks in metal and neo-classical.
Metal · Beginner · 11540 Hits · 4.50/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 8/9/2003
 
Randy Rhoads Style Lick
This riff is similar to the style of Randy Rhoads, and countless other players. Newer players will find many of their favorite players use a variation of this style.
Metal · Beginner · 3679 Hits · 4.50/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 12/17/2003
 
Study In Am - Original By Agaudo
Variation of composition by Dionisio Agaudo.
Metal · Intermediate · 5195 Hits · 4.50/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 7/1/2002
 
Sweep Arp Progression
These are sweep major and minor triad arpegio's through an aminor, eminor, bflat major, chord progression
Metal · Advanced · 3792 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 9/22/2004
 
Speed Picking Lick
This is a lick I came up with after I began to study Frank Gambale's speed picking technique. I put this lesson under metal figuring it would get out to more people, but you can use this lick with any style.
Metal · Intermediate · 3106 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 11/24/2005
 
Stratovarius's Arpeggios
A little part of stratofortress...enjoy!
Metal · Advanced · 2732 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 3/13/2005
 
Arpeggios For Speed
Excellent for building speed and accuracy
Metal · Expert · 32180 Hits · 4.47/5 (47 ratings) · Last modified: 4/26/2001
 
Harmonic Minor Scale Basics
Let's take a look at the inner workings of the Harmonic Minor scale to unlock its potential for generating hardcore shred licks
Metal · Advanced · 168549 Hits · 4.46/5 (224 ratings) · Last modified: 9/20/1999
 
Sweeping Paganinis Caprice 24
A short sweep lick from Paganinis famous Caprice 24.
Metal · Advanced · 7308 Hits · 4.45/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 10/14/2000
 
2-6 String Arpeggios
Here are some arpeggios from 2-6 strings to help you play clean, fast arpeggios.
Metal · Intermediate · 40650 Hits · 4.45/5 (20 ratings) · Last modified: 6/19/2005