In this Blackened 2020 guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this 'mostly' acoustic reworking of this Metallica classic, along with Kirk Hammett's guitar solo.
The tuning is standard tuning. E A D G B E
This stripped down version of Blackened has some really cool elements about it. It is also A LOT easier to play that the original "Blackened" off of the And Justice For All album.
I will take you through each acoustic section of the song in the order that each appears on the recording. The acoustic parts are played by James Hetfield.
I will then switch to electric and show you how to play some of Kirk Hammett's fills as well as his solo. This solo uses the E Phrygian Dominant mode and has some really cool licks and melodies in it.
Have fun with this one! Carl...