Tag Archives: Metal For Life

Reinvent the Pentatonic Scale in a New Lesson from Metal Mike

Metal Mike Chlasciak recently posted an intriguing new lesson via Guitar World in which he teaches aspiring players to reinvent the minor pentatonic scale. As it is the most used sound in rock, metal and blues, Chlasciak flips it on … Continue reading

Metal Mike Covers Suspended Chords in New Guitar World Lesson

Metal Mike Chlasciak’s latest Guitar World lesson covers suspended chords in metal rhythm guitar. “It’s not uncommon for a great metal riff to jump back and forth from one type of harmonic environment to another, such as from the natural … Continue reading

Expand Your Rhythm Guitar Repertoire with Metal Mike’s New Lesson

Metal Mike Chlasciak’s latest column for Guitar World deals with using differed chord voicings that can really expand a rhythm guitarist’s repertoire. “Within the genre of heavy metal, the art of rhythm guitar can sometimes seem a bit predictable—either root-fifth … Continue reading

Metal Mike Posts New Guitar World Column

During the same week that Metal Mike Chlasciak released his new album The Metalworker, the Halford guitarist has dropped a new Guitar World lesson in which he discussed the Dorian mode. Later this month, Chlasciak will tackle the Aeolian mode, another … Continue reading

Metal Mike Releases Metal Boot Camp DVD

Metal Mike Chlasciak is rallying legions of metalheads with his new DVD titled Metal For Life: Mastering Heavy Metal Guitar. With over two hours of instruction, Metal Mike teaches fans how to build power-chord variations, master the minor pentatonic scale … Continue reading

Metal Mike Offers Power-Chord Lesson in Latest Guitar World

In his latest “Metal For Life” column in the December 2012 issue of Guitar World, “Metal” Mike Chlasciak demonstrates a variety of ways to bring more melodic content to power-chord ideas using small two-note chord voicings. The lesson takes a few … Continue reading