Nothing Else Matters by Metallica | rhythm and solo
A guitar lesson on how to play “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica off of their 1991 self-titled album produced by Bob Rock.
This is such a great song that’s very classically oriented. The guitar parts are really well written and played and go from the arpeggiated finger picked chords to the super heavy power chords and aggressive lead solo. Bob Rock gets some of the best drum and guitar sounds in the business and when the heavy rhythm parts come in it’s like a sea of power chord guitar heaven! In my demo, I didn’t quite get the same tones, but its close enough to get the idea.
All of the guitar parts were played by James Hetfield on this one including the solo. Kirk Hammet didn’t play at all on the track and never actually learned the song until they were well into their tour of the album.
Live, James uses a pick and plays it a lot different than on the record which is finger picked.
There'll be 4 videos on this tune, the demo, then part 1 where I’ll go over the iconic intro classical type guitar parts, part 2 where I’ll cover the rest of the rhythm parts in the verses and bridge and part 3 where I’ll go over the lead fills and solo.
I had a great time working on the demo and planning the lessons on this one. It’s really a lot of fun to play. I hope you enjoy the videos.
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