In this Fight Fire With Fire guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this incredible opening track off of Metallica's Ride The Lightning album note-for-note.
The tuning is standard tuning.
The acoustic guitar intro consists of at least four separate guitars. So what I have done is made a solo acoustic guitar arrangement of that intro so that it would be possible to play it in a normal live setting. It of course is not possible to play it exactly like the album, but I think the arrangement I did gets the point across reasonably well.
From there we launch into some of the most extreme thrash metal riffs of Metallica's career. I will take you through each riff of the song in the order that it appears.
After all of the rhythm guitar work, I will then show you how to play Kirk Hammett's guitar solo note-for-note. Lots of crazy licks in this one!
Then finally, I will show you how to play both Hetfield and Hammett's parts of the harmony guitar section note-for-note. It is really cool to see how they put it together.
I hope you guys enjoy learning this thrash metal masterpiece by the incomparable Metallica!
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