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Metal - Guitar The Way It Was Meant To Be

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Why Metal Rules

My name is Don Harrold. I began to play guitar in 1982. This page will give you some insight into my style, influences, and favorite techniques.

I believe that the most interesting and diverse guitar can be found in the genre I love, "Heavy Metal". Metal allows for such a tapestry of sound and experimentation where other genres are more rigid and unforgiving of change (ie Country, Classical, Jazz). Look, there are unbelievable stellar players in all schools of guitar, I just happen to believe that Metal offers the greatest range of talent.

Musical Influences

  • Randy Rhoads
  • Steve Vai
  • Vinnie Moore

Favorite Recordings

  • Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman
  • Steve Vai - Fire Garden, Passion and Warfare, or The Ultra Zone
  • Vinnie Moore - Mind's Eye