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Legendary Licks 1983-1988

Legendary Licks 1983-1988 by Metallica. By Nick Russo. For Guitar. Hal Leonard Guitar Method. Metal and Hard Rock. Difficulty: medium. Instructional book and examples CD. Guitar tablature, standard notation, chord names, performance notes, instructional text, introductory text and guitar notation legend. 86 pages. Published by Cherry Lane Music (HL.2500181).

ISBN 1575602814. With guitar tablature, standard notation, chord names, performance notes, instructional text, introductory text and guitar notation legend. Metal and Hard Rock. 9x12 inches.

This new book/CD pack in the Legendary Licks series features note-for-note transcriptions and detailed performance notes for 17 metal masterpieces from Metallica's early years. Guitarists will learn dozens of classic licks, riffs, fills and solos from songs such as: ...And Justice for All * Battery * Fade to Black * The Four Horsemen * Jump in the Fire * Seek & Destroy * Whiplash * and more. The split-channel CD includes recorded demonstrations, plus slowed-down versions of the tricky passages. Also features gear setups and an historical retrospective of the band. Watch for more Metallica books in this series coming soon!

About Hal Leonard Guitar Method

The world-famous Hal Leonard Guitar Method is preferred by teachers because it makes them more effective while making their job easier. Students enjoy its easy-to-follow format that gives them a solid music education while letting them play songs right away. The Hal Leonard Guitar Method provides a complete system to playing success which includes three levels of instruction and a myriad of play-along supplemental songbooks that let students play great songs while they're still learning to play.

  • Master Of Puppets 
  • Fight Fire With Fire 
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls 
  • Hit The Lights 
  • The Four Horsemen 
  • Jump In The Fire 
  • Whiplash 
  • Creeping Death 
  • Fade To Black 
  • Seek & Destroy 
  • Battery 
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 
  • Leper Messiah 
  • Damage, Inc. 
  • Blackened 
  • ...And Justice For All 
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  • 4

    Talbott TN
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • November 24, 2004 Beginners....BUY THIS

    I would recommend this book for any beginner guitarist who is a fan of Metallica. The CD is awesome; it helped me learn the "Fade to Black" solo, which I could have never imagined I would be able to play. BUY IT!!

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  • 3

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  • May 04, 2004 A DISAPOINTMENT

    it's a good book but you don't get the whole songs and some songs don't match with the official tab books. not really worth the price if you are a hardcore metallica fan but it is very good for beginners.

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  • 3

    Melbourne, FL
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  • April 21, 2004 Questionable

    When i first got this book i thought it was awesome. The CD is a great help too for the solos. But when i tried to learn the whole song...i found that little parts were left out. So therefore, you don't even get the whole song. So now...

    i'm thinking it's not that great of a book... The missing parts were in Master of Puppets, Fade to Black and Seek and Destroy...that's what i've found in 2 days so far.

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  • 5

    Littleton, CO
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  • April 11, 2002 Will make you better!

    This is the best transcription of music I have yet to see. Even if you're not much of a Metallica fan, the riffs from their early work are a must learn - great sounding, and will indeed advance your skill. As far as difficulty goes, it is hard to rate...

    because you can learn some of the easier riffs, play the more challenging fast riffs, or you can attempt to enter the Kirk solo zone, so there really is something for every difficulty level here. The CD is a great bonus to an already solid package, and includes slowed down versions of the solos and some riffs.

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  • 5

    Huntington, WV
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  • October 01, 2001 Buy It

    alright... when i bought this book i already knew how to play most of the things on it, but still this book continues to amaze me. the cd alone is worth the 20 bucks simply because you can channel out the guitar and play along with the music. this book...

    will only make you better. also on the cd there are tracks that slow down the really fast parts so you can follow along using the book and work your way up to the correct speed. No matter what level you play on, this book will help you perfect your skills. Plus.. this is OLD SCHOOL METALLICA!!! how can you go wrong?

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