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October 21, 2011 15 Comments

Steff Metal learns the metal guitar

I couldn’t have a Metal Guitar Week without telling you about my own attempts to become an axeman (axewoman). Be warned – this is a tale of determination, woe, disappointment, and very relieved flatmates! Ever since I discovered metal at the beginning of high school, I’ve struggled against a strong […]

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October 19, 2011 6 Comments

33 Things Every Metal Guitarist Should Do Before They Die

1. Play a show in your friend’s basement that’s so loud the neighbours call the police. 2. Find yourself in an unsavorary location and / or a compromising position after answering a “guitarist wanted” ad. 3. Post videos of your epic shred solo of doom on Youtube. 4. Teach someone […]

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October 19, 2011 3 Comments

Metal Guitar Week: Interview with Kristofer Dahl

Swedish guitarist Kristofer Dahl didn’t always dream of playing music professionally – before he started Guitar Master Class, he studied mathematics, environmental care, political science, and even dabbled in sport fishing. After learning his chops from Therion guitarist Kristian Niemann, he’s spent the last 15 years working as a professional […]

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October 18, 2011 13 Comments

10 Tips for Learning Metal Guitar

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I know many of you folk reading Steff Metal are learning – or thinking about learning – to play heavy metal guitar. This can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’ve never learned an instrument before or feel like you aren’t making any progress. Here are a few tips […]

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