Iron Maiden - Tech Session by Jamie Humphries

"Iron Maiden - Tech Session" by Jamie Humphries is a comprehensive guitar lesson series that delves deep into the intricate and powerful guitar work of one of the most iconic heavy metal bands, Iron Maiden. This product offers detailed, note-for-note lessons and performances, providing an invaluable resource for guitarists aiming to master Iron Maiden's signature sound. The session is divided into three main parts: Lesson - Part 1, Lesson - Part 2, and a Performance section, each designed to progressively enhance your guitar skills.

Lesson - Part 1

Techniques Covered

Alternate Picking: This lesson begins with a focus on alternate picking, a fundamental technique essential for achieving the rapid, precise picking patterns characteristic of Iron Maiden's music. Mastering alternate picking will significantly increase your picking speed and accuracy, allowing you to tackle fast solos and intricate riffs with confidence.

Legato: The use of legato is also highlighted, emphasising smooth, flowing transitions between notes. This technique is crucial for creating seamless, fluid solos and adding a polished, professional touch to your playing.

Vibrato: Incorporating vibrato into your playing will add expressiveness and sustain to your notes. This lesson covers different vibrato styles, enabling you to infuse your solos with emotion and character.

Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs: Understanding hammer-ons and pull-offs will help you achieve the legato phrasing often used in Iron Maiden's solos. These techniques are essential for fluid, high-speed passages.

Lesson - Part 2

Techniques Covered

Galloping Rhythms: One of Iron Maiden's signature rhythmic styles is the galloping rhythm. This lesson breaks down the timing and picking techniques needed to master this fast-paced, driving rhythm, essential for many of their classic songs.

Power Chords and Palm Muting: Power chords and palm muting are foundational elements of Iron Maiden's sound. This section focuses on tight, muted rhythms and powerful chord progressions, providing the backbone for many of their songs.

String Bending and Bluesy Bends: Mastering string bending and bluesy bends will add expressiveness to your solos. This lesson covers the nuances of bending pitches accurately and creatively.

Harmonics and Pinched Harmonics: Learn how to effectively use harmonics and pinched harmonics to add sparkle and edge to your playing. These techniques are perfect for adding unique tonal colors to your solos and riffs.


Techniques Demonstrated

In the Performance section, Jamie Humphries showcases the techniques covered in the lessons within a real musical context. This live performance is not only inspiring but also educational, as it demonstrates how the individual techniques come together to create the dynamic and powerful sound of Iron Maiden. Watching the techniques in action helps learners understand their practical application, encouraging them to experiment and incorporate these methods into their own playing.

List of Guitar Techniques Covered

By mastering these techniques, guitarists will not only be able to play Iron Maiden songs with authenticity but also enhance their overall skill set, making them more versatile and expressive players. This "Iron Maiden - Tech Session" by Jamie Humphries is an essential resource for any guitarist looking to delve into the world of heavy metal and elevate their playing to new heights.

About The Tutor

Tutor Profile

Jamie Humphries

Jamie is one of the mainstays of LickLibrary, having a stream of hugely successful best selling DVDs, Jamie is best known as Brian May's sideman who he's played shows with all over the world. Aside from this Jamie is a hugely popular clinician working all over the world with Ernie...

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