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EASY METAL GUITAR DVD - Heavy Metal Guitar Lessons For Beginner through Intermediate (2012)

Mark John Sternal , MJS Music & Entertainment  |  G |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Mark John Sternal
  • Directors: MJS Music & Entertainment
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: MJS Music & Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: May 4, 2009
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0026S29DK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,876 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Mark John Sternal is the author of over 20 best selling guitar and bass guitar instructional books and DVDs.

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Easy, 1 Finger Metal, 2 Finger Metal 3 Finger Metal...
You ll be using all 4 fingers in record time, playing at blistering fast tempos!

Power Chords
Power Rhythms
Power Slides
Heavy-Down Picking Palm Mutes
Alternate Picking Speed Metal
Amp and Effects Settings
Metal Songs
Metal Solos
Key Changes
And More...

If you want to learn to play Heavy Metal Guitar, look no further! You have found the ultimate course with EASY METAL GUITAR DVD! Expert guitar instructor Mark John Sternal starts you out with simple power chords, riffs, tricks and techniques that form the backbone of Heavy Metal guitar playing. Each lesson is introduced with thorough and descriptive instructions, followed by a slowed-down practice section which will insure that anyone, at any level, can play each exercise. Later, these exercises are combined to form complete Metal Songs. Each Metal Song and Metal Solo is presented at a slow, medium and fast tempo, allowing you to play along and build up your Metal Guitar Chops!

Beats Per Minute (BPM) range from 50 BPM practice tempos, and progressively increase to High Speed Metal at 200 BPM!

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price and for the Beginner March 23, 2010
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Okay, I bought this from one of the vendors on Amazon under the new section for about $8.00 and for that amount it was well worth it. Now I'm not really a beginner, but I haven't played in a long time and wanted to see what I can learn from it. What I really liked about it was that in the beginning the instructor talks about how to get that Metal sound from the Amp and effects, and he doesn't use or illustrates expensive guitar equipment to show you, he used items that anyone can buy at a low cost. The one thing I wish the DVD had was downloadable PDF's of the lessons. Now if you have played guitar and feel you are still pretty much a beginner this DVD is for you, but one worming...this DVD does start out slow and builds from there. All in All it's a good DVD.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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I play guitar and have played since the late 80s but am by no means a maestro on the instrument and am always trying to find a new way to do what I enjoy doing. Mark John Sternal has done an acceptable job with how he shows a simple way to play some of the typical things Heavy Metal guitarists play like chuggin on the low E string as well as using a scale (here he uses the E minor pentatonic scale) and explains why he's doing and how he's going to do it.

Not sure if I'd label this intermediate because while some of the tricks may seem intermediate they aren't really. Metal guitar gets heavily into Modal Scales as well as heavy arpeggiated riffs which aren't discussed here.

What Mark DOES do is explain things like how to get a heavy tone by how to set up your amps as well as your stomp box settings. Then he explains some of the things Metal guitarists use such as pull offs, hammer-ons as well as scale use. The material is graduated to a point where you are playing the very song that plays through while the DVD is parked at the Menu. It's not a bad tune but nothing all that intermediate.

If you're an intermediate player, you may want to pass on this however if you're a beginner and you've been wanting to learn how to jam with some of the big boys, this DVD will give you a step in the right direction. If you learn the song on here, you can pick it apart in pieces & use them to comp with others in a garage band.

Overall I give this DVD 4 out of 5 stars due to it being an excellent beginner starting point but not quite intermediate (in MY opinion - your mileage may vary).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Well here goes, when I started playing guitar in the 80's, all i wanted to do was learn songs, and it was usually a familiar intro or favorite solo here and there, didnt take the time or have the patience to learn how chords fit together with scales,playing in the right key etc. now that i have really got into this DVD, it is an excellent learning tool, learning notes,scales and chords by the key that I've always played but didnt take the time to get educated, was in to much of a hurry to be a "rockstar" back then and not learn the essentials, $12.00 give or take for this DVD is a steal, I would say beginners through intermediate, would get a lot out of this DVD, do yourself a favor, buy it,lock yourself in a room for the weekend, put this baby on and start jamming, wish they had quality DVD's like this back then. I have the AC/DC DVD as well, its great and the EVH is on the way Thank you Mark John Sternal, for keeping it simple and making it a blast to play/learn again. Gary P.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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this a great video and helpful I use it just about every day. the best
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and easy March 1, 2013
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Well worth it. Very easy and a nice pace for a beginner. I like going back to review chapters. I see a major difference in my progress in a very short time.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good for Beginning Metal Minds November 29, 2010
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I'm a long-time beginner, and played mostly blues and rock, but no metal. This is a great program for beginners who want to know more about the basic "tricks" behind metal music. I love the fact that the teacher walks you through the basics on how to set your amps and special effects. He answers questions that you may feel too stupid to ask your friends local guitar shop, since we all know that sales persons in the local guitar shop specialize in that. There are several basic lessons that work you up to a simple metal song, and you can go back to those lessons and work on them later, which is great. Yes, this is very basic, but a solid program. It's a real savings if you consider how much money you would spend in lessons.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Christmas Gift January 29, 2013
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Got this for my son as part of his Christmas gift along with Fender Presents and easy guitar scales. He loves them and learning fast!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Good DVD January 6, 2013
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I know some what of a lot of guitar theory and such. This DVD is absolutely what it sets out to do teach you three metal songs that the author has created. Way too many people expect this DVD to turn you into Mark Morton (All That Remains Guitarist) that comes with years and practice. But this DVD will set you on the right path, it teaches you all the foundation techniques in order to understand and play metal. He gives good examples in the music to show you how the tecniques are applied musically. I also own his lick by lick Metallica which is amazing, too many people out there try to write tabs for music and some of those people tab the music wrong the author gets it right in a easy to understand format without all the laden guitar terminology. This book is good for a beginner or advance beginner.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners - VOD version does not come with separate tabs
This is great for beginners because it has clear achievable goals to get to which is the entire song, which I think psychologically develops confidence if you can play an entire... Read more
Published 2 months ago by TheArchitect
4.0 out of 5 stars Buy the DVD version
It is a cool video, but I bought the Amazon instant video. It does not have the bonus stuff such as the play along and the guitar chords guide referred to in the video constantly. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great instructional video
I've only been through this once so I don't have it down yet.
But, I was surprised how well I did. Read more
Published 4 months ago by David W
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced, but thorough.
I like a no nonsense approach to learning new stuff, and this course is a very to the point approach to learning serious Metal guitar. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Michael Livote
5.0 out of 5 stars progressively increase for beginners
Dvd arrived very quickly, thank you. The lesson on the DVD are well organised providing a good preogression for a beginner like me. This Dvd is very easy and nice for a beginner. Read more
Published 5 months ago by ghiretti roberto
3.0 out of 5 stars music
it really doesn't show anything to help you. i would not recommand it to no one.the guy talking is really loud and funny.
Published 15 months ago by sweetone88
5.0 out of 5 stars great technique builder
i like this dvd for alot of is thorough,and goes slowly for the beginner,it gives you excercises for developing chops,and i could go on and on.
Published on June 5, 2012 by Mark Russo
5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what it says...
I'm a self-taught church keyboard player for over 10 years and beginner classical/pianist, I've been playing and learning guitar on the side for 5 maybe 6 years. Read more
Published on February 28, 2012 by Johnston Owl
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good for beginner
I am fairly new to guitar and found this dvd. I could not find much info on it so i rented it. I scanned through it before i tried to play it and was disappointed. Read more
Published on February 24, 2012 by Jacob Valenzuela
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