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THE HEAVY METAL SCALE – Guitar Lesson

October 31, 2019


Hi, I’m Bobby crispy this guitar lesson is about how to play the heavy metal scale Okay, so what is the heavy metal scale? It’s just my nickname for the harmonic minor scale Which is used in classical music? And it can make your heavy metal solo sound more classically influenced It’s just a minor scale with a sharp 7 Okay, so here’s the heavy metal scale in D E minor fifth string five and seven eighths and fourth string five seven eight Third string six Okay there are some Different ways you can play it on the guitar. It’s like Some small riffs that have come up, so you can practice it. Okay? Here’s the first one? Okay, so that’s fourth string eight seven five Fifth string eight seven five Fourth string seven five three Fifth string seven five four Five there, okay, here’s next riff Okay all on the second string hammer on 2 & 3 3 & 5 5 & 7 7 & 8 8 and 10 10 to 12 12 and 13 13 15 15 17 17 18 Okay next one the same as the first rip. Let’s plate up here So third string 15 14 and 12 Fourth string 15 14 and 12 Third string 14 12 and 10 Fourth string 1412 Okay, here’s next riff It’s all on the fifth string and your plane no take play two notes that are open so Okay so fifth string five open open For Five Seven Eight Seven Five For Five Okay the next one is this It’s all our first string so hammer-ons and pull-offs so 9 and 10 10 and 12 12 and 13 13 and 15 15 and 17 17 18 18 And 21 21 and 22 Or the straight 222 Okay, here’s the next one Okay, so play a note an open note Can you just pull off Okay, it’s all on the fifth string So 12 Open Ten Seven eight I eat Five 7:4 fuck Okay the next one is slower if I can’t Okay, it’s a triad that changes okay first string Okay 1713 and second string 215 Next time you play it, it’s 1813 and second string 15 Then its first string 15 and 12 and second string 14 Then alternate between the first string 15 and 17 Okay the last riff is this Once again triads and Same as before first string 1713 second string 15 Okay next triad a first string 15 and 12 second string 14 Next first string 15 and 10 second string leather And then First string 12:9 and second string 10 And then with that first string 10th Okay, that’s a lesson. I hope it’s been helpful and thanks for watching

100 Comments

  • Reply chuck jones March 10, 2015 at 11:25 am

    nice job, you have a unique way of teaching, its a good change of pace. I liked it.

  • Reply Keibee Votran March 27, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Phrygian domt?

  • Reply Edward Makazich March 29, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    You know You play it fast when Your rosewood fretboard gets black burn marks and stains Your fingers the way Charcoal does. Just kidding!
    Nice and simple to understand lesson, well explained too with tabs and slowmo for many guys out there who want to make impression of guitar devil! And Yes speed comes with practice "You" do nothing wrong.(rather 30 min every day then 24hrs-one day every week Ty for Your time Bobby! Keep em comming 🙂
    PS its standard tuning

  • Reply Carlo Zamora May 6, 2015 at 3:58 am

    Bobby, do I have to learn music theory to be good at guitar?

  • Reply Michael Rigsby May 14, 2015 at 1:16 am

    dial in ur amp,it's so thin for metal,or rock even and way to much reverb!

  • Reply Probability Theory May 16, 2015 at 1:41 am

    Thanks Bobby! It would be my understanding, nobody is forced to watch these free lessons so, to all the complainers out there, you should probably tell your parents they did a crap job .

  • Reply Locoandchooch May 17, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    What's with the fucking verb yo?
    Sounds like Yngwies first recording.

  • Reply zelphree kilemen June 14, 2015 at 5:55 am

    sounds good.thanks for the vid.

  • Reply It's Michael June 25, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    This is just a harmonic minor scale no?

  • Reply TEAM RDERP VIDEOS June 30, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    I should definitely learn some of these scales I use the pentonics way too much lol

  • Reply Deepak Eapen August 7, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Just awesome metal licks. Thanks a heap mate!

  • Reply nofi4 August 9, 2015 at 11:04 am

    the videos are not bad, but it is very unnecessary to display such big notifications and the video in such a low quality too. 480p should be the thing to deal with, in my opinion.

  • Reply 5RAMAR5 August 13, 2015 at 4:03 am

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!…As someone already mentioned is bad when people instead of being appreciative smash people with such a negative comments!!!Keep it Up Man..

  • Reply e.g. Smith August 26, 2015 at 5:35 am

    thanks bud

  • Reply Imperium metal October 18, 2015 at 6:41 am

    so many thank's…
    my guitar skills are better every day.
    great work man support and stay metal! m/

  • Reply Valonqar October 18, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    this is great thank you

  • Reply bret eyre October 19, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    y are your tabs a messed up?

  • Reply Andrew Innes October 20, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    so much reverb could make this difficult but like the idea

  • Reply Manish Pudasaini October 27, 2015 at 6:30 am

    is harmonic scale and minor scale same??

  • Reply Tony Herrera November 8, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Nice scales

  • Reply Radits Arjuna December 2, 2015 at 8:53 am

    excuse me, i want learn metal melody.. where i must start to learn…?

  • Reply Gerald Floyd December 5, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Wish i could play that fast! Great lesson Bob!

  • Reply dry509 December 25, 2015 at 3:30 am

    Just getting started. Like your tone. What pickups and amp are you using? Thanks in advance. Also what guitar do you recommend I get?

  • Reply Tony Montana January 16, 2016 at 5:03 am

    challenging lesson for the intermediate guitarist ….thanx

  • Reply Aeolous Sul January 17, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Cool and helpful video m/

  • Reply Wung Ahum February 7, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Great stuff n sounds like a hit after a Bong too!

  • Reply Abysmal Transcendence February 16, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Nimes solo in the opening?

  • Reply Samuel Orellana March 28, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Mi libro, luna de pluton

  • Reply Gwyn's Last Knight April 10, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Any tips for how to play fast scales like the first solo example you did? I mean how to improve hammer ons and pull offs speed, if that makes sense?

  • Reply jdizzle 6906 April 10, 2016 at 9:46 am

    first your video was well dome and very helpful Thank you.. also thanks for not being one of those guys the flaps their jaws for the first 5min of the video about nothing that actually matter… I like your style. when the video plays so do you….!! thanks again

  • Reply Aar On April 11, 2016 at 12:03 am

    damn sick this guy is wicked 👍👍👍

  • Reply Goudron May 28, 2016 at 2:11 am

    "OK."

  • Reply Trent Martin June 14, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    This was the first helpful video I've found in a while a lot of them are just wanting to go 2mph and take baby steps and I'm over here like this is a video about the locrian phyrigian and aeolian modes what beginners is trying to mess with this yet?? Lol but good job dude keep it up!

  • Reply Adam Silver July 9, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    the first time he play his 2nd riff the B string is totally different in his second attempt.tsk2 which one is true bro? confusing

  • Reply argel contreras osio August 16, 2016 at 5:48 am

    is the phrygian mode?

  • Reply Ozzie Anxiety October 16, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I'm going to purchase a Rockburn electric guitar for my b day wish me luck

  • Reply Tide Gaming November 20, 2016 at 5:55 am

    sounds like the melodic minor scale a little?

  • Reply Randy Tingle December 23, 2016 at 4:27 am

    Love to hear you British people talk. Good tips too. Thanks man

  • Reply Kimberly lewis February 7, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Ooo I dig this

  • Reply caryn coates February 10, 2017 at 7:00 am

    thank you!

  • Reply Paul Ricca February 12, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Bobby , You are an AWESOME TEACHER !!! idk Whats up with thecriticism !!! i think people just dig complaining !!!!!
    IF THEY SPENT THE "TIME" WORKIN THE GREAT STUFF YOU HAND US AND HELP AS A GREAT TEACHER AND PLAYER !!!!THE WOULD NOT HAVE THE TIME TO COMPLAIN….
    Let THEM try and do what you do !!!!
    Bobby keep it all Comming Brother !!!! ive been learning from you for the Longest time !!! theres always someone out there to bring someone down !!!! KEEP UP THE AWESOME JOB BROTHER !!!! THANKS !!! RICCAROXX

  • Reply HRRoach February 12, 2017 at 1:54 am

    i thank you for including the text tab because on my screen its not lined up correctly in the video

  • Reply The Berzerker February 12, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    I'd probably pay you to have that guitar tbh..

  • Reply Para Site March 12, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I wonder how much acid this guy has done

  • Reply FernTheYoutuber March 15, 2017 at 3:27 am

    You seem like an awesome person.

  • Reply white67 March 16, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    2:19 you say 5-7 but tab is 5-6

  • Reply RandTx March 18, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Interesting lesson.. although the misaligned wrapped up tab left me scratching my head for awhile. lol

  • Reply caput mundi March 21, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Your tabs are outta control.

  • Reply kadinkol March 27, 2017 at 2:37 am

    Another simple trick is playing the Harmonic Major Scale over whatever Key you are playing in. Keep it up. Love your videos

  • Reply Red Berry March 27, 2017 at 9:07 am

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU CRISPY!!! Any haters are fools .i appreciate everything he has done on his channel it has helped me by leaps and bounds.from me and millions like me THANK YOU CRISPY!!!

  • Reply GuitarsOnlyChannel March 28, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    The bit secret behind Randy Rhoads playing style is that he intertwined the Harmonic Minor, Natural Minor and Phrygian scales with pentatonic blues scales. People tend to forget Randy was a blues guitar player as well.

  • Reply generalyovideos March 29, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Nice man, I use the harmonic minor allot. These are some nice added tips how to use the scale. For all the know it all "professionals", if the lesson is below you, move on to something more advanced, and save the shit talking.

  • Reply Dan 2c plus March 31, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Listen to the end of Creeping Death by Metallica. Kirk Hammett plays this simple scale to end the song!

  • Reply satchfan2010 March 31, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Click bait title.

  • Reply AdinRock Gaming March 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    very helpfull sir nice

  • Reply QuibusLicet April 1, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Worst lesson in the history of mankind.

  • Reply Ricardo Grande April 2, 2017 at 10:06 am

    "Isso non-ecziste (sic)" Padre Quevedo!
    Essa coisa de escala – x, y, z, só faz dos alunos escravos das escalas! Eu penso a música de outro modo! Penso as melodias (com, ou sem o instrumento nas mãos), depois, somente depois, vejo exatamente a estrutura! Essa coisa de aprender escala é muito importante, mas, não existe esse negócio de 'a escala do metal'! Muita gente acha que, pra tocar blues, basta enfiar a tal da Blue Nota numa escala pentatônica menor. Blues é muito mais do que isso! Você toca Blues, hard rock, pop, metal com escala pentatônica, menor melódica, harmônica, cromática, tudo do jeito que quiser! E se quiser, mistura tudo! Os estudantes devem aprender a usar o cérebro, pensar a música, não ficar só com trabalho de academia subindo e descendo escalas! Isso é importante, mas, é só exercício!

     Eu estudo música faz 33 anos e, se desse aulas, nunca ia dar esse tipo de lição. Já vi professor dizer: 'vamos aprender a palhetada do guitarrista – X". Acho isso sem sentido! Você tem que tocar do jeito que se sentir confortável! Se não quiser usar palheta, é a sua opção!

  • Reply DJOSE XZ YZ April 2, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    did you forget to mention Bach?

  • Reply Bryce11alongi April 3, 2017 at 12:02 am

    What's the intro song

  • Reply Ouga Booga April 3, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    sorry, as a new player u fail to show me WTF ur fingers are doing.
    THX, help me N i will be a great commodity
    I NEED to see exactly what he is doing….that's all>>>>ZOOM bro>>>ZOOM so i can see

  • Reply AnnaAnnaYes April 3, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    154 Jealous Fucks??

  • Reply Guitarmage 007 April 5, 2017 at 3:15 am

    You rock Bobby!

  • Reply Skandelouz_ April 5, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    HOW DO YOU PICK THE TRIADS

  • Reply Mateusz Franiczek April 6, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    it sounds a little like egyptian

  • Reply rick black April 18, 2017 at 12:09 am

    derp…

  • Reply Julio Mesa April 19, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Excellent video tutorial. Can you explain how to set up the amplifier, and the pedals or pedals multi effects to get the sound. Thanks

  • Reply ShadowMosses 1998 May 2, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    FUK!!

  • Reply Parthinax Thanatose June 6, 2017 at 12:23 am

    the man is a beaast. (beaast) pronounced be- ast.

  • Reply Rust R June 6, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Ебать у него глаза безумные.

  • Reply Yorgos Panteleon June 20, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks very helpful!

  • Reply XxNightHawk77xX June 24, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    triad up in this beotch

  • Reply Markko July 1, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    wtf he plays notes at 1 string from 12th to 4th fret , its not a scale??? 5:50 why its important to know the scale in that case??? or how he uses scale in that case to create that riff

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  • Reply anusheadproductions July 16, 2017 at 3:48 am

    very nice!

  • Reply Daniel Weisglass July 22, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    can anyone tell me wich guitar he is using??

  • Reply Caleb Hansen August 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    ive been playing for a long time there is absolutely nothing wrong with rewatching a tutorial the best musicians are the most humble when it comes to practice and tutorial's.
    great work Bobby and Thank you!!!!!!

  • Reply Caleb Hansen August 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    ive been playing for a long time there is absolutely nothing wrong with rewatching a tutorial the best musicians are the most humble when it comes to practice and tutorial's.
    great work Bobby and Thank you!!!!!!

  • Reply jhill0962 August 4, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    i can learn all the scales i want i still dont have the skill or speed to make them sound good even after years of practice

  • Reply Jose De Paz August 26, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Hello Bobby i am from Basque Country you are my inspiration player.
    I love your tutos. 👍❤🎼🎵🎶🎸my english is funny😂

  • Reply FilmGeek Studios September 12, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I click this video because I wanted to learn how to metal solos and then you pull out some crazy shit that I cannot even attempt. thank you for the scale though I'll practice

  • Reply Daniel Weisglass September 17, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Please, i need to know which guitar is that, looks great.

  • Reply Liquillacole October 22, 2017 at 2:46 am

    Great job on the guitar lesson, excellent teaching.

  • Reply Conrad Fincher November 13, 2017 at 2:34 am

    Are you on meth

  • Reply El Loco-1905 November 22, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Winner of a video, I been tryin to find out about "rock guitar solo tricks" for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried – Ganyatty Guitar Gainify – (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some awesome things about it and my work buddy got great results with it.

  • Reply Young Carter February 12, 2018 at 2:02 am

    I dont get why you said to hammer on but then you pick every note? I thought the purpose of hammering was to play a quick note without picking it? Good video nonetheless

  • Reply 24hrRedneck March 8, 2018 at 5:02 am

    good video for advanced players just looking for some patterns

  • Reply Renaissance Man March 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Great lesson! Funny both of my past guitar teachers taught me the pentatonic scales but never taught me this one.

  • Reply Rock Lobster April 12, 2018 at 2:17 am

    Use tabs

  • Reply Jack Newton May 9, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    U suck at guity

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  • Reply this_is_petro August 1, 2018 at 3:26 am

    Thank you Crispy Bacon man

  • Reply Dj Soudry August 3, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    tanke you so much

  • Reply phenix returns August 21, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    good 🙂 rock guitar riffs if you want too in my channel

  • Reply hambone maiximus October 14, 2018 at 2:43 am

    omg – that 80's metal tone we all love… whats the rig and set up???? alot is that guitar and pick ups…are they active???

  • Reply Eddie Mattison October 31, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Bobby, you're the man. Your effort and ability. Hands down…

  • Reply galinettto netto November 26, 2018 at 10:33 am

    worst teacher all over the net u r

  • Reply Vinny Vincent December 7, 2018 at 2:13 am

    How u get that sound

  • Reply Michael Dahoud March 9, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    8 minutes ago i couldn't play metal

  • Reply KillaCrossover318 August 12, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Thanks for this brother

  • Reply GUITAR LESSONS - BobbyCrispy October 1, 2019 at 1:08 am

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