The Call Of Ktulu Guitar Lesson – Metallica

In this Call Of Ktulu guitar lesson video series, I will teach you how to play this much loved instrumental by Metallica, note-for-note.

The tuning is standard tuning E A D G B E.

In the first video lesson, I will demonstrate all of the rhythm guitar parts in the order that they appear. The opening clean guitar sections contain some really cool chord work, some of which can be pretty challenging to play. I will break down each of these sections and cover any overdubs that are on the original recording as well.

When the big riffs start, we have a main riff that is played slightly differently live than it is on the original recording. I will demonstrate both ways.

The riffs just keep building up the tension throughout and are really fun to play.

In the second video lesson, I will demonstrate how to play Kirk Hammett's main guitar solo and the harmony guitar section that happens later in the song.

Kirk's solo contains lots of challenging licks, but they can be broken down pretty easily since they use lots of repeating patterns. So hopefully, you will be able to get them memorized quickly.

I hope you guys enjoy these lessons on what is yet another great metal classic from Metallica!


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The Call of Ktulu Guitar Lesson Pt.1 "Riffs" - Metallica

The Call of Ktulu Guitar Lesson Pt.2 "Solo" - Metallica


  1. Adam Felix on April 11, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Your videos have played a massive part in my guitar playing. Your lessons are super detailed and easy to follow you are by far the best guitar lessons channel out there. Keep up the great work!

    • Carl Brown on April 12, 2018 at 9:44 am

      Thanks for the kind message Adam! I will certainly keep them coming!

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