First Generation Jason’s Metal

This page is for the articles I initially posted when I first started Jason’s Metal. There’s a nice mix of guitar tutorials, rock and metal tones, recording tips, and a few more random videos and pages. The premises of Jason’s Metal is somewhat the same, but I had stopped updating the site for a while. When I started it back up, I decided to do a blog format. However, I’m keeping these pages as they’re extremely relevant for us metal guitar players and musicians.


 

Guitar Tutorial

Down Strokes & Palm Muting

Intro to Sweep Picking

Guitar Solos without String Noise

Lessons of Shred: Speed Up the Neck

Lessons of Shred: String Skip & Slides

Lessons of Shred: Sweep Arpeggios with Hammer Ons

Metal Chops

Metal Chops II – Choppy Metal Rhythms

Metal Chops III – Speed Metal Rhythm

Acoustic: Open Chords Part I

Acoustic: Open Chords Part II

Riffs of Fury

Speed Picking Exercise

String Skipping Lead Guitar

Sweep Arpeggios with Hammer Ons & Tapping

Variations of Power Chords


 

Guitar Tones

Fender Mustang IV – Brit 80’s – Hard rock guitar tones from the Fender Mustang IV amp.

Fender Mustang IV – Metal 2000 – Metal guitar tones from the Fender Mustang IV amp.

HD500 Angel FBALL Tones – Metal guitar tones using the ENGL Fireball sim (FBALL) from the Line 6 POD HD500.

HD500 Brit 800 – Rock guitar tones using the Marshall JCM800 sim (Brit 800) from the Line 6 POD HD500.

HD500 Treadplate Tones – Metal guitar tones using the Mesa Dual Rectifier sim (Treadplate) from the Line 6 POD HD500.

LePou Legion Amp – Metal guitar tones using the free amp simulator plugin from LePou called ‘Legion.’

POD XT Live Metal Tones Part I – Metal guitar tones using the Line 6 POD XT Live amp and effects simulator.

POD XT Live Metal Tones Part II – Updated from part I above.

POD XT Live Metal Tones Part III – Updated from part II above.


 

Recording

Basic Home Recording Studio Software – My basic home recording studio setup. Very inexpensive yet high quality.


 

Random Videos

Metal Mass Protein Shake – This was a metal song I wrote about making a protein shake. Yes, it’s quite cheesy.

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