Ride the Lightning (Solo)

Animated Ride the Lightning (Solo) tab by Metallica on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

This is the main solo played by Hammet during the middle of the song. There is a second guitar layer that comes in towards the end of the solo (during the fast pull off licks). We have taken that out here (to avoid confusion), and look at it here.

There are a lot of nice techniques and licks in the solo, but beware - it is very difficult stuff. Definitely leave this for now if you are a beginner. We've slowed things down a lot to help you work through it, but getting up to full speed will take determination and lots of practice.

For complex solos like this we recommend you select the parts you really like, bookmark them, and practice those parts until you get them. It's often the case that there are catchy parts you love and would like to do, whereas the rest is not so appealing.

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