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Future Metal Shred Future Metal Shred
By Paul Wardingham
May 16th, 2011

Welcome to Guitar Messenger! My name is Paul Wardingham, and I’m going to be showing you how to play some futuristic-themed shred ideas using excerpts from my new album Assimilate Regenerate, as well as a solo written and recorded exclusively for this lesson. Whenever a student asks me how to play... Read More →

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Jason Richardson – Thought: Main Theme Tabs Jason Richardson – Thought: Main Theme Tabs
By Jason Richardson
November 29th, 2013

We’re happy to announce that we’re working together with Jason Richardson on an upcoming lesson series. In the meantime, we wanted to share the tabs below of the main theme from Jason’s new single ‘Thought.’ You can listen to it above and pick it up on iTunes. Jason... Read More →

Artist Masterclasses

The Black Dahlia Murder: Ryan Knight – ‘In Hell Is Where She Waits For Me’ Solo The Black Dahlia Murder: Ryan Knight – ‘In Hell Is Where She Waits For Me’ Solo
July 27th, 2013


 [Ryan's Ibanez FR custom shop guitar is tuned down 2 whole steps to C Standard: C F Bb Eb G C] In this masterclass, Ryan breaks down his solo for the song ‘In Hell Is Where She Waits For Me,’ off The Black Dahlia Murder’s 2013 album, Everblack. The first part of the solo is played over a thrash riff alternating between C# and A notes. Although only single notes are being played in the rhythm guitar part, Ryan interprets the harmony as switching between C# minor and A7. Kicking off in measure 15, the second half of the solo switches… (Continue)


Artist Licks

Heavy Metal Ninjas: Richie Allan Lesson – Design Heavy Metal Ninjas: Richie Allan Lesson – Design
September 2nd, 2014


 [Richie's Ibanez RG 8-string guitar is tuned to Drop-E: E B E A D G B E, and his Ibanez Jem 555 guitar is in Standard tuning: E A D G B E.] In this lesson, Richie Allan breaks down several sections from Design, the closing track of the Heavy Metal Ninjas album, Interstellar Abduction: Arpeggio Section: Lead Guitar (1:04 – 1:16) First up, Richie digs into the sweeping arpeggio section of Design. Be careful to maintain clear separation between all notes, particularly within arpeggio shapes that require barring several strings with the same finger. Left-hand muting and rolling will go… (Continue)