Metallica offers lessons to teach you how to play like them
How can you play like the guys from Metallica? As James Hetfield states in their latest adventure, “The best way to play like us is to play with us.” And so begins the intro teasing the band’s new collaboration with Yousician, the visual music learning component developing step-by-step tutorials featuring some of your favorite bands and songs.
In this case, Metallica offers a ready-to-use three-lesson course for beginners. By participating, you can learn to play like the band, learning riffs and beats straight from James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett. Meanwhile, the four band members will also give their thoughts on the songs themselves.
The first lesson, Riff Lite, is available today (June 14), while future lessons include “Rock In Rhythm” and “Take the Lead,” which will roll out later this month and in early July.
“I’ve always been into rhythm, syncopation. Basically, I play drums on a guitar,” Hetfield reveals in the show’s teaser, then saying, “Probably the biggest thing is the downpicking. ” At this point he offers a demonstration of how some people approach guitar style while showing more of what he is looking for.
The lessons promise to introduce you to 10 of the band’s best-known songs, including “Enter Sandman”, “Nothing Else Matters”, “One”, “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)” and, as Hetfield promises, the REAL way to play “Puppet Master”.
Hadley Spanier, Artist Partnerships Manager at Yousician, said, “Metallica x Yousician lessons bring guitarists closer to the master musicians they idolize. Players will have the opportunity to learn to play like Metallica straight from Metallica! The unique course combines unparalleled band access with Yousician’s AI technology so that guitarists in training can not only learn from the masters, but also get the feedback they need to improve their idols while they’re trying to master some of the greatest guitar songs of all time.”
Get pricing and other details on what’s included in the lesson plan here. And learn more about Yousician’s other guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, and vocal tutoring opportunities here.