Iron Maiden Style Harmonized Leads

In this free video guitar lesson we will learn a simple method for creating harmonized lead guitar parts.

This technique is used extensively in many hard rock and metal styles, and can really add a whole new dimension to a guitar line when done correctly.

Iron Maiden is not the only band that uses this technique. Virtually all modern metal bands do as well.

A knowledge of the 3-notes per string major scales would make this lesson very easy to follow so if you don't have those down already be sure to check out the 3-notes per string major scales lesson in the advanced guitar lessons archive.

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Have fun creating many cool harmonized lead guitar lines!! 😀

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Iron Maiden Style Harmonized Leads


  1. fretfanatix on April 8, 2010 at 3:25 am

    i love the sound of harmonized guitars so many bands i love do it so well thanx carl now im gonna have to start playing around with this 🙂

    • Carl Brown on April 8, 2010 at 11:25 am

      Yeah this is a really easy way to spice up a dull melody as well, I think most bands use it because of that! LOL It is a really cool sound once you are doing really fast phrases, or even better you can start stacking even more thirds on top of each other so instead of two notes you have 3 or 4 at the same time. Steve Vai does this all the time. 😀

  2. jose correa on December 13, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Finally!!! Someone who can really play and teach! Most guitar players who try to explain things just go blah, blah, blah and make everything so hard to understand. Not the case here, everything was explained in a concise and easy way that even a 5 year old could understand. Thank you Carl excellent job!!!

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