Heavy metal and it’s fans (us included) need to stay up with modern times. This means not staying in the 1980’s, both mentally and technologically. We all love the early days of heavy metal, but it’s time to keep up with the jones’, at least a little bit. Technology has advanced and with it comes some changes to music (not just Napster or Spotify) but also to education and how to learn the play musical instruments, without the need for an in-person professional.
So for all budding guitarists and heavy metal enthusiasts, the grand old internet has now brought us a new advantage, that is, being able to take heavy metal guitar lessons online. No more looking for a instructor that has a clue about shredding, the web is an easy way to find specialist instructors, lesson plans, guitar theory and overall music education resources.
So we at Distortion Project have put together a list of some of the best places to find online guitar lessons in the heavy metal, death metal and shredding genre. Take a gander and less us know if this helps you find your way in the path of becoming a heavy metal god.
About.com has a large resource section for guitar and guitar playing, which include a heavy metal section. They collect a bunch of content from around the web as well as having some original stuff with experts/instructors/etc. Pretty handy site to keep in your bookmarks.
Guitar Shack – Guitar Shack is pretty much what the name entails (well, almost). It’s not an actual shack but its a good use of your time to just browse through it and see what it has to offer, which includes a heavy metal section. Another great candidate for a bookmark and a frequent visit. They have decent lessons and the write-ups are pretty spot on (in my amatuer-ish opinion).
That’s it for now, I hope you’ve found some of this useful, I would recommend all the budding guitar gods out there to take some time and watch a few lesson videos, read some guitar tabs, and get used to some of the concepts necessary to crush it, time and time again, on stage or in the studio.
We need the younger generation to take up the reins and take the heavy metal shred far into the 21st century. Don’t let us down, kids! The internet is a great place, so use it for what it’s worth, get some online metal guitar in your life.Comments (0)