Metallica Can Now Teach You How To Play Like Them
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Metallica has recently partnered with Yousician, a platform for learning how to play different musical instruments for the complete beginners or pro musicians.
James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett will be giving exclusive lessons in the new guitar courses provided by the app. In the teaser uploaded on Yousician’s official YouTube channel, Hetfield said:
“So you want to play like Metallica? The best way to play like us is to play with us.”
The band is offering a three-lesson course that’s ready-made for beginners. Students can put their skills to the test and play 10 of Metallica’s best-known songs, including “Enter Sandman,” “Nothing Else Matters,” “One,” “Welcome Home (Sanitarium),” and as Hetfield promises, the “real” way to play “Master of Puppets.”
Students will get to learn how to do the riffs, rhythm, and lead guitar, the real way as these musicians play it. By partaking, joiners can also go behind the scenes with all four band members who will also provide some of their insight and stories about the songs themselves.
The first course, Riff Lite, became available on June 14, while future lessons include “Rock In Rhythm” and “Take the Lead,” that will be available later this month and in early July. While demonstrating, Hetfield reveals in the teaser for the program:
“I’ve always been infatuated with rhythm, syncopation. I basically play drums on a guitar. Probably the most important thing is the downpicking.”
Hadley Spanier, head of artist partnerships at Yousician, said:
“The Metallica x Yousician courses get guitar players up close and personal with the master musicians they idolize. Players will have the opportunity to learn how to play like Metallica straight from Metallica! The unique course pairs unmatched access to the band with Yousician’s AI technology so that guitarists-in-training not only get to learn from the masters, but also get the feedback they need to improve. Players will feel like they are part of the band, playing alongside their idols as they try to master some of the greatest guitar-driven songs of all time.”