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Dimebag Darrell

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Welcome to the Dimebag Darrell Player Study! This comprehensive course is your ticket to mastering the lead, rhythm, and tricks needed to play like the legendary Dimebag Darrell. Known as one of the original and most influential heavy metal guitarists, Dimebag's style embodies speed, intensity, and metal mayhem. If you aspire to master heavy metal guitar inspired by one of the greatest players of all time, this course is your golden opportunity. Join us on this musical journey and unleash your inner metal maestro!

Even if you're not a metalhead, any guitarist can learn a lot from Dimebag.

Dion Rushe

Make the guitar scream

We kick off this course with an in-depth look at Dimebag's distinctive soloing skills. Dion skillfully guides you through the licks, including the scales, arpeggios, and theory behind every single move. We then spotlight five of the most important techniques that you can quickly add to your own playing. This includes whammy bar, harmonics, inverted power chords, and much more. We continue the course with a brutal track to learn Dimebag's riffing skills. We then end the course with another epic solo. This time, focusing on Dimebag's melodic prowess, intense speed, and technique!


23 HD videos

Full lesson notes

Backing tracks

Supporting diagrams

Interactive guitar tab

This course includes the following 5 units:

Unit 1

How To Solo Like Dimebag

We kick off our Dimebag Darrell player study with this heavy metal guitar solo. Dimebag is a true master of technique, so we take a detailed look at each individual lick and how to get it up to speed.

Lesson 1"I'm Fixed"

Lesson 2Lick 1

Lesson 3Lick 2

Lesson 4Lick 3

Lesson 5Lick 4

Lesson 6Lick 5

Lesson 7Lick 6

Unit 2

Dimebag Darrell's Trick Bag

Let's take a deeper look at some of Dimebag Darrell's techniques and licks to help us understand how he plays, and be able to use these skills in our own improvisation. We cover whammy bar usage, chromatics, inverted powerchords and more!

Lesson 8Whammy Bar

Lesson 9Chromatic Out Notes

Lesson 10Bending

Lesson 11Inverted Powerchords

Lesson 12Symmetrical Pattern Lick

Unit 3

Riffing Like Dimebag Darrell

Let's take a break from all the lead guitar we have been working on, and take a look at how to riff like Dimebag and how to get that Pantera style sound. This bad-ass riff contains chunky palm muting, pinched harmonics and massive powerchords!

Lesson 13The Riff

Lesson 14Part 2

Lesson 15Part 3

Lesson 16Part 4

Lesson 17Part 5

Unit 4

Floods Style Solo

For the last teaching section of the Dimebag Darrell player study we will learn another solo, this time utilising Dimebag's more melodic style playing as well as more signature whacky licks!

Lesson 18"Deluged"

Lesson 19Lick 1

Lesson 20Lick 2

Lesson 21Lick 3

Lesson 22Lick 4

Unit 5

Getting The Tone

Dion will now walk you through all the gear he used to get the Dimebag Darrell tone, including the guitars, amps and pedal chains. If you live that classic metal sound then you will love this!

Lesson 23Getting The Tone - Dimebag Darrell

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