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4.0 out of 5 stars This book rocks., March 29 2004
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Elen Marsh (Ellicott City, MD United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Metallica - Ride the Lightning (Paperback)
I got this because I really wanted to learn the songs on Ride the Lightning that I couldn't figure out myself and the solos as well; I was surprised by how accurate the tab was for the main body of each song and on Kirk's main parts. However, there are a few problems with this book. First, for a lot of the solos you are expected to play up on the 20th fret even if you're not on one of the top two strings; this is a problem for me because I only have an acoustic guitar, I can play it fine on my friend's electric. Also, the fingerings are harder than they ought to be in places of "For Whom the Bell Tolls", "Fade to Black", and a few other songs. Last, this book is not for the average guitar player. It takes a lot of skill and speed-picking to nail those solos, all of which I haven't gotten quite yet. However, overall I definetely recommend this tab book because Metallica kicks ass!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yet Another Review..., May 29 2003
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Trevor Chua (AUCKLAND New Zealand) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Metallica - Ride the Lightning (Paperback)
The Ride tab book is definitely a must-buy for not only the avid Metallica muso-fan, but for those wishing to upskill themselves in various guitar techniques.
The solos are an absolute note-by-note transcription and each riff is intricately tabbed to include even the most subtle of variations.
Includes a very well-written introduction, outlining some very important and helpful tips to assist you in your mastery of one of Metllica's finest albums.
In a one-line verdict: A definite must-have, even as a collector's item!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Metallica made easy!!!, April 30 2001
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Kevin (IL United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Metallica - Ride the Lightning (Paperback)
Ride the Lightning is a very special CD. The guitar book to go along with it is equally special. The introduction at the beginning is an added bonus. The songs are made very easy to learn. Of course, it takes a lot of practice to be able to play these songs. The solos are just amazing. I would recommend this to any guitar player who likes Metallica (and there are many) or just likes some good old-fashioned speed metal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fairly Accurate, Jan. 8 2005
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Aaron Dawe (Canada) - See all my reviews
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Again, like the Master of Puppets and Kill'em All folios, the notations are fairly accurate and there aren't any noticeably major errors in this book. Note position choice is sometimes a little odd, but the notes are correct. This is an excellent book to learn a lot of the early Metallica guitar techniques, as long as you down-pick most of the rhythm parts (Creeping Death won't sound the same without it).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Solos, April 19 2000
This review is from: Metallica - Ride the Lightning (Paperback)
I only recommend this book if you're an expert guitarist who wants note-for-note solo transcriptions. There are MANY other books of Metallica music here at Amazon, mainly "Metallica Riff by Riff" which has rhythm tabs and music for EVERY song. If you want solos, buy this. If you're just starting out or just want rhythm, buy Riff by Riff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ride the Lightning and Escape the Fire, man!, May 11 1999
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This review is from: Metallica - Ride the Lightning (Paperback)
As an avid follower of Metallica and their teachings, I found this book a must. From the repeatitive solos in Bellz, to the intricate ballad that is Fade to Black, to the erie Call of Ktulu, this book's got it all. If you like any kind of music at all, this album/book has it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars well coreographed display of talent, Nov. 25 1998
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the band has proved to be well informed in guitar and vocal extremities.they have proven to be well educated in solos and rythem guitaring. the band has made a remarkable improvement since their 1981 album "Kill 'em All."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Difficult, April 22 1999
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If you are looking to learn some of the most difficult music that Metallica has ever written, look no further, but it is a great learning tool for those like me that wanted to learn by learning songs that they like!
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5.0 out of 5 stars CHECK OUT THE METAL, April 18 1999
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TOTALY JAWSOME TABS FROM RIDE THE LIGHTNING... INCLUDING FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS AND CREEPING DEATH... METALLICA PACKS IT ALL INTO 8 SONGS.... BUY IT OR RIDE THE LIGHTNNING BABY!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars SO COOL, Dec 8 1999
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I Bought this book in june of this year and a learn the 90% of the songs.... it's very cool and is pure metal, i think metallica is the best composer in the WORLD.
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