Metallica’s guitarist Kirk Hammett interviewed by a Chinese publication, “That’s Mag.” It was a short interview, and the only question we could say was worthy of mentioning to you as the title of this article.

The most important thing to every guitar player when it comes to guitar solos? Here is the Kirk Hammett’s answer:

“Well, first of all, if you attempt to play guitar solos, you need to know basic rhythm. And you need to know where all the notes are on the neck.

And then, you need to start learning scales – major minor scales, pentatonic scales, modes, scales in one, two, three octaves, relative major scales, relative minor scales, harmonic major scales, harmonic minor scales, octaves, arpeggios in two octaves and three octaves.

You have to learn all that stuff if you wanna be a pretty well-rounded guitar player. There are other guitar players out there who didn’t learn that stuff who were brilliant guitar players, so, you know, if you fall somewhere in the middle, I think you’ll be alright.”


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