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How to play Metallica Songs – Kirk Hammett Examples of Riffs

KRONIS | March 8, 2009

This video shows how to play Metallica songs, demonstrated by Kirk Hammett OF Metallica. He starts off by playing the riffs, then plays them slower.

It’s not that amazing to be honest, but it’s cool to see him playing it. NOW, he’s been IN Metallica for so long and playing these songs night after night that he’s playing the live versions and has made modifications to how he plays and basically doesn’t really give a fuck so this is not going to be identical to the album versions and he’s not totally teaching, he’s just playing the riffs, fast, then slow. it’s very intereseting to see how he sustains the notes and gets the tone as he is likely using similar equipment to what they recorded with (his flying V and  his live rig).

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It isn’t full songs, but its some great riffs and very cool. I’ll be recording my own videos and posting how to play other metallica songs, other bands and my own music in an ongoing series of ‘how to play’. Where possible we will be posting the music too, likely in GP4, GP5 format (guitar pro). I hate text file tablature!

For the time being I’m posting existing videos in an organized fashion here to help you find what you are looking for.

The songs in this video are:

Master of Puppets

Sanitarium (Welcome Home)


Damage Inc.

The Thing That Should Not Be


Written by KRONIS


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