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The Call of Ktulu Guitar Lesson (Rhythms/Part 1) - Metallica

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hey guys it is Carl Brown for guitar

lessons got an epic one for you

today we're gonna start our look at

Kafka tulu by Metallica so this is the

instrumental track that ends the ride

the lightning album we are in standard

tuning here and in this video I'm going

to show you all the rhythm guitar parts

a couple of unasyn octaves

Bin's at the end but I'm gonna in the

video - a couple days I'm gonna show you

all the harmony guitar parts in Kirk's

solo so but we got a lot to get to here

so let's jump right into it with that

intro riff that I just played just have

a nice simple clean tone on there

nothing fancy

maybe a touch of reverb and this riff is

a little bit tricky to play and the way

James plays it live now for one note

well I mean he might do it sometimes and

not do it others but he sometimes I

believe it I'll point it out but it is

on the recording so we're doing the

studio version here so let's start with

this first core

that's the tricky one so we're gonna

start here it's based around a D minor

open D string and what are you gonna do

is you're gonna bar across the the high

E and the B string of the fifth fret and

you can play the seventh fret with your

pinky on the g string and then this

sixth fret on the B string with your

middle finger so we had this so it's

open D ie

now you're going to take your ring

finger and play the seventh fret on the



so the bass notes there and you're going

to pick up when you do that you're gonna

pick up your middle finger so now you

have that fifth fret there on the B

string you pick five on the B five on

the high E and then back to the six on


B string alright so here we go


so that's the pattern so it's kind of

weird how you're laying this note on the

D string and then you're lifting up the

the middle finger spread this one more



all right so it's the first one

so right there we have this we have this

open D this six Brown the high e so we

basically just hold this course a bar

the six on the B and the high E and play

the seventh fret there on the G so

you're gonna play the open D then the

high E string then G and B so it's kind

of the same pattern there and then we're

gonna play the eighth fret there on the

D and the ninth fret on the G now this

ninth fret note on the G is something I

see a james hetfield leap out now a lot

live so just he'll do it kind of like

this next quarter yet they're all coming

up to so but it is on recording so we

have this it's the ninth fret on the G

and then the high E string and then the


would be that

and then you hear a little slide in

there he slides up to this position and

it's basically the same pattern again

just two frets higher

except now when you play the tenth fret

there on the D and that's what I was

talking about he didn't put his pinkie

down on this one it just goes keeps that

shape and just picks the D the ninth

fret on g and then the high E and the B


so the difference there


and then back to the first core

all right so you just repeat everything

the exact same way and then at the very


because basically pick through that

d-minor version of it once and then hit

the open D in the 6th fret on the B

string together

all right so you'll see that we we have

now moved to the next section which is

really based on


based around an a-minor it sounds like


all right so this was pretty easy to

play we're gonna have the seventh fret

there once again with your pinky be the

best on the D string and then this fifth

fret there on the G so you're gonna pick

the open a string and then across all

the strings all over the high E

she had that open B did ieast ring and

then back down

to the g3 this

then come down and play seven six so

that's why we use the pinky here so we

just play seven on the a to six and

you're still holding that the same two

notes from before and when do we hit



we just could pick all the way across

starting from that fifth string again

all the way back down to the nice train

so we had this all together


all right so you do that four times now

we have some fills here plate over that

the second time you hear that riff that

Kirk Hammet would play now like I said

most of her canvas parts lead parts and

stuff in the harmony sections you take

care in the second video so make sure if

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see how those solo stuff that's coming

in a couple days all right so but just

Kirk Campus Phil's now it's just with a

distorted tone real quick

but it's volume dwells in on just an a

minor course so what he's doing this he

has us and then when he does at this

court he swells in with it so you can

just do that with a

and then

and obviously it's on a distorted tone

so he just does that over that the

second time you hear that chord

progression that that riff now we have

this next riff which I affectionately

called the hangar 18 riff I think Dave


had a hand in writing this song it's

just probably one of the parts he did

because this these same chord voicings

happen in in hangar 18 the hangar 18


all right so that one's fun to play and

it's not that hard if you play it like

this which is the assistant rate or D

minor chord but you know use your pinky

there on the the B string there for that

third fret so you just pick a cross in

the D string all the way to the high E

and then just place the third fret down

on the G and then the same pattern

now move that up to the fourth fret on

the G and you're going to have to take

over that third fret on the B string

with your middle finger


and then move it up to the fifth fret

there on the G third on the B and fifth

fret on the high E


all right so like I said the first time

you hear this then it goes back to that

a minor would those feels like Kirk

Hammett has those two chord swells and

then back to this little hangar 18 riff

and over that the second time Kirk does

some swells I'll just just that five

seven eight on the a string just kind of

repeat that with volume swells with a

distorted tone all right okay now we get

to the first kind of the things start

building up into the song and we get to

the first heavy riff and the way this

sounds on the actual recording is a

little bit different than they really

play it live but I'm gonna do it the way

they play it live because I think it

sounds good anyway so kick into

distortion here oh we have this


all right so that rift now you're gonna

build up into that rift coming into that

leading up to it and then we just have

the open a string and what they do live

here is just just along with that open a

there's five seven five seven on the D

now the recording is sounds like you can

hear this top notes in there some on the

original recording so you can decide to

do full power chords or just that what

they do now so and then it goes to the

power cord to the seventh fret of the a

down to the six French I just kind of

chug on that sixth fret on the a-string

there and then up to the seventh fret

give that a few times and slide up two

frets to the power cord with ninth fret

so it is

then back to that hangar 18 rib this

time you're just gonna really heavily

Paul mute the strings across and

obviously here on the distorted tone

and it just keeps transition between

that kind of heavy risk and then back to

the D minor a public voluntariness where

its arpeggiated in you bet

and then you'll hear them do that Saint

continue that same process twice through

but instead of arpeggiating those you

just play them


which is this the open D string and

you're just taking the notes up that

bottom note in the quarter that's moving

and that little riff that's just the

second third fourth fifth on the G with

the open D


we'll love in there I'm sorry all right

so you get the point there and then we

get to the three minute and 18 second

mark and we have this really cool single

note riff it's kind of mostly single

notes but it's a little tricky to play

so I'll play it real quick for you here

we go

back to that real all right so we start

with a low E and the open a string

together so we hit that first and then

to some low hits on the low E so all all

downstrokes here then back to the open a

in the open E string so it's a little

weird when you it's harder to control

them both both open strings and then we

have two three and eight


and then we go back now to the same kind

of pattern with the open a string but

this time against the first fret of the

low E string so you hit those two

together at first and then you start

separating them sway this now do it with

the first fret on the low E and the

rhythm changes there just goes to I mean

open a two three okay this all together



then move up your first finger to the

second fret there so you can see right

there it's the same notes as we open its

exact same riff except you have the

second fret there on the low E so you

have to hit the open a with that second

fret on the low E these charts entering

the notes a exact same pattern I've been

to three on the a string to a debt G

power chord which is a third friend

aloha e 5th fret on the a and then then

three to the lowey's with this


to do that whole riff four times and

then we're gonna basically move it up so

to the third fret so the fingerings

obviously have to change I'll show you

the way Hetfield fingers in the way I

like to play it makes it a little bit

easier for me so you can just figure out

which one you want to do yourself all

right so the rift up in the third press

sounds like this

all right so it's just the third fret

there on the a and the low E

it's the same pattern as this

and then five six mommy a string then

you place that your middle finger at the

fourth fret there on the low E and you

play that with a third fret on the a so

the same riff we did now it's just three

five six just trying to get Swedish so


and we're still moving up the notes here

on the low e-string

Hetfield likes to come over and just

play that note on the low E the fifth

fret there with the third fret here

you just

he plays it like that so it's the same

rhythm in those two together and then he

just plays five six and then slide into

this I just moved into the eighth fret

there on the a and the sixth fret on the

low E so

then six five on the aim say something

and repeat

you want to keep that note going here

you can just do like this


that's the difference than I play it

whatever all right so after you played

that twice you go back to the


all right so you're going to hear that


so just so you know that that heavy riff

this you'll hear this over


so when whenever you hear that in this

song where you do that little riff and

you hit that little bump our page or

patient riff it's just that riff that we

did the a minor thing we did earlier

with distortion and really heavily palme

you do't and every string that goes over

this all right so we get back to this is

really the kind of the single note riff

stuff starts us into the the harmony

section and the solo so then leaving

that solo we have just the same little

section and then we get to the single

doe riff again at the 5-minute 22 second

but this one has a slight variation and

they keep taking it through two

different frets as well so the variation

means they're basically just repeating

the very first half of it so it sounds

like this



so now this is the same riff we did

before says nut should not take that

long it's just the purse at we need at


zero to three that kind of where it kind

of stops a riff and just plays three

consecutive notes on the string then

that's the halfway point you go back and

just repeat so you do that off the open

low E four times then you take it to the

second fret so just like the same

thought when we did it at the bar here

at the third it's the same thing but

just back in the second and once again

just the first half

to do that four times there at the

second fret then the same riff at the

third fret three times and in the same

roof at the fifth fret three times so

the open fret open string open fret the

open string and the second fret 4 x + 3

+ 5 3 times alright now from there at

the 6th minute and nine second mark we

are getting through this monster song we

have this


so you continue playing that riff which

is the power chord of the fifth fret and

a low E and then seven six there on the

a string power chord I've been doing

that for times you add that a minor

all right then at the six minute and 38

second mark we had that the minor rib

and underneath that we just have power

cords at the fifth fret I'd be off the a

string the D power chords played that

goes on underneath this

now this full-time watch this

so what's going on there we had this

same time the third band

in the four five

so we just go to the low E power chord

and you continue that D minor riff there

four times the fourth under to match

that low E instead of doing the fourth

chord we do this and you actually let

them ring out together doesn't it muted

it's just the fourth fret on the G fits

on the be thrown on the high E string

and it goes like that it's two guitars

but alright so then we're getting really

close to the ending here and we have

I'll show you a little fill some that

goes up to this next riff cuz it's

pretty quick but at the six minute and

54 seconds if


all right so it's pretty simple it's

just the third fret power cord in the

low E string then the second fret a few

times then back to three

today what he does here he hits the low

E string and grab that full power cord

off of the a string which is the seventh

fret of the a string and then the ninth

on the D and the G and the open B in the

high E so we had this the kind of hits

that in the core


back to the sand rip down here

and it's just like the open low E then

the power cord go at once


now at the seven minute and 48 second

mark we're gonna end that section I'm

not done with that I'm going to do those

little fills that Kirk Hammet playing

there we just end that session with this

so then just jump up to the fifth fret

on the a and the fourth fret on the D

twice and then over to the seventh fret

of the low E and the fifth fret of the a


all right so that ends that and it takes

us back to that intro riff but over this



we have just hurricane at plan those

those those fills so we had this 12 fret

on the B 14th fret on the G so this

unison bin you're gonna bend up that

14th fret and then the same thing here

12th fret on the high E 15th fret on the

B string alright so you know you got a

little bit lead stuff in here alright so

then we go back through the intro riff

again and then we it finally takes us to

the very end of the song here that intro

riff when it ends just kind of with just

a strong

of of that court at the end then we get

to eight minute and 30 second mark of it

we end the song like this


they rockin me

all right so it's mostly power course at

that last chord they do a full D minor

at least one guitar does so we just have

the power chords off the a string fifth

fret then three second five

the one

back to five then up to eight

and back up I

and like said when you get to that court

play the full V minor if you want the

bar chord so all together

all right so it's a great track just

like as a rhythm guitar of thing it's

there's some really cool riffs there but

in the next video I'm gonna take a look

at that harmony work and the solo as

well so I'll see you then