Metal Guitar Riffs – 3 Volume Package


Learn to play and write great metal guitar riffs in this three-volume package! Lessons cover theory and technique and are packed with crunchy, melodic and catchy riffs. This is the fine art of metal rhythm guitar!


Metal Riffology – The Art of the Metal Riff

This comprehensive three-volume set teaches you how to play and write crunchy, powerful, metal guitar riffs. These riffs are in a variety of metal styles ranging from pop metal to black metal. The course includes over a hundred examples. Also part of the package: PDFs of tab, Guitar Pro files and detailed study guides with tips and diagrams. Topics covered include the following:

Volume I

Heavy Metal Rhythms
Blues Scale Riffs
Pedal Tones
Dorian Riffs
Form and Structure

Volume II

Natural Minor Riffs
Harmonic Minor Riffs
Hybrid Scale
Dyads (Two-Note Patterns)
Three String Shapes and Triads
Modal Mixture

Volume III

Phrygian Mode
Phrygian Dominant
Hungarian Minor
Diminished Scale
Chromatic Riffs
Syncopation and Rhythmic Displacement
Harmonized Riffs
Writing Your Own Riffs

In addition to metal guitar riffs, you’ll learn about palm and fret-hand muting, artificial harmonics, tuning tips, and more. Riffs are arranged with bass and drum backing tracks. Theory is discussed and explained. Still, if you just want to skip it for now and play the riffs you can always come back for it later! This material is appropriate for advanced beginners and intermediate level players.

A Valuable Treasury of Riffs

Metal Riffology originally began as a CD-ROM which taught 97 riffs and quickly became a favorite resource for metal guitarists worldwide. Later it was revised and produced as a two-DVD video package for Metal Method. It was well received by fans of the original program and found a new audience. When Metal Method videos changed to high-definition wide-screen format and Metal Riffology needed to be updated we saw this as an opportunity to revise and expand the program into this current edition.

If you have enjoyed either of the previous editions of Metal Riffology, you are sure to love this one!

The Metal Guitar Riffs 3 Volume Package includes printable tab, diagrams, and other lesson materials. It also comes with optional Guitar Pro 6 tab. To play along with lesson exercises at any speed you must purchase the optional Guitar Pro 6 software separately.

Our download files are compatible with PC, Mac, Android and iPhone/iPad platforms.