Tag Archives: Metal Mike

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 Readies Summer Metal Heroes Academy

Former Halford guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak recently announced that he is readying yet another edition of his annual Metal Heroes Academy, which focuses on grooming the next generation of metal artists. The five-day summer camp is slated for August 24-28 at … 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 Offers New Lessons on Exotic Scales

In the latest installments of Metal Mike Chlasciak’s column in Guitar World, the Halford guitarist discusses scales from different parts of the world, specifically the eastern hemisphere. Metal Mike notes that guitarists such as Marty Friedman and James Murphy have … Continue reading

Metal Mike Shows You How to Create “Huge Sounding Tracks” Via Guitar World

Metal Mike’s latest “Metal For Life” column in Guitar World magazine shows you how to combine two rhythm parts to create a “huge-sounding track” and hefty metal rhythms. Pick up your axe, and check out his tutorial below: For more information … Continue reading