Halo On Fire Guitar Lesson – Metallica

In this Halo On fire guitar lesson video series, I will show you how to play this epic Metallica track note-for-note in it's entirety.

You will be using standard tuning for this one. 🙂

In the first video, I will cover all of the rhythm and harmony guitar parts in-depth. It is gonna be a long video because there is a lot going on.

Most of the riffs in "Halo On Fire" are relatively easy to play, at least by Metallica standards. Within those riffs, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett play many different guitar harmonies. I will cover all of those in-depth.

Also in the first video will be Kirk Hammett's first short solo that occurs just after the first chorus.

In the second video, I will show you note-for-note how to play Kirk Hammett's main solo and the extended outro solo as well.

These solos have a lot of fast bluesy licks just like you will find in most of Kirk Hammett's solos.

There are some nice melodic moments along with some crazy stretches and hyper-speed licks. I will break it all down phrase-by-phrase to make it as easy as possible to memorize and practice.

I hope you guys have fun with one!


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Halo On Fire Guitar Lesson Pt.1 "Riffs" - Metallica

Halo On Fire Guitar Lesson Pt.2 "Solos" - Metallica


  1. Frode FlĂĄte on April 22, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Hello! Are you sure you play it just the way they do at the 1st solo? I’m not quiet sure he goes to the 17th fret there about 13:50 in the video.

    • Carl Brown on April 24, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      There is an obvious slide into that note on the original recording and that would make the most sense to play it like that both from a technique standpoint and the tone of the note which sounds like the 3rd string and not the 2nd.

      But it really doesn’t matter though. Play it the way that feels the most comfortable to you, it is the same notes either way.

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