How to Play Heavy Metal on Your Acoustic Guitar

Just use the common metal styles and play like you're on stage. No need for a pick.

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Palm mute. Start here. Probably the most important part.

Palm mute. Start here. Probably the most important part.

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Bending is great! Bending multiple notes is greater.

Bending is great! Bending multiple notes is greater.

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E minor. This is your base camp. When all else fails return here. Combine with palm mute.

E minor. This is your base camp. When all else fails return here. Combine with palm mute.

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B flat. El diablo. E minors best friend.

B flat. El diablo. E minors best friend.

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Artificial harmonics. Have your thumb and index finger practise together on this.

Artificial harmonics. Have your thumb and index finger practise together on this.

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Natural harmonics without depressing the string.

Natural harmonics without depressing the string.

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Be sure to use big tremolo on higher notes!

Be sure to use big tremolo on higher notes!

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Add it all together.

Add it all together.

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