Atlas, Rise! Guitar Lesson – Metallica

In this Atlas, Rise! guitar lesson video series, I will show you how to play this Metallica hit note-for-note.

There are lots of cool riffs in this one along with a pretty melodic guitar solo from Kirk Hammett.

We will be using standard tuning for this one.

Since there are some many riffs and harmony guitar sections to tackle in this song, I will break the lesson up into two videos.

I will also give you the exact minute and second mark of each new part that I am teaching so you will never get lost.

I will teach all of the sections up to the main guitar solo in the first video lesson. The second video lesson will start with the main solo then go through all the remaining sections of the song.

Some of the sections have two separate guitar parts, one even has three! I will show you each section as it appears in the song and let you know if it is a dual guitar part.

As with a lot of Metallica songs, there are a lot of riffs as well as slight variations of these riffs. You will find them all here in these two video lessons.

Hope you guys enjoy this one!


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Atlas, Rise! Guitar Lesson Pt.1 - Metallica

Atlas, Rise! Guitar Lesson Pt.2 - Metallica


  1. Kevin Kenemore on November 7, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Impressive how fast you kick out these Metallica songs. Not sure which I have the most antisipation for their new album or seeing how quick and impressive your hard work will be.

  2. Sam Jones on May 14, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Great videos! Would you have any interest in doing Big empty by The Stone Temple Piolts?

    • Carl Brown on May 17, 2017 at 10:19 am

      Of course, I haven’t done any STP in a while so I guess I am due for a new one. 🙂

  3. Fritz Lindenlaub on January 10, 2020 at 5:01 am

    Great job Carl !!!

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