Metallica partners with music education service Yousician
If jamming alongside metal heroes Metallica has always been a dream of yours, well, we have good news: thanks to their partnership with music education company Yousician, you can now do just that.
Known as “Music’s Duolingo”, Yousician is an interactive and educational music service that helps music lovers learn to play a musical instrument. Currently, the program offers lessons in guitar, piano, ukulele, bass, and vocals.
Now, in a course created by the band, you can learn everything there is to know about the guitar under the careful instruction of Metallica frontman James Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett.
Yousician’s patented artificial intelligence technology will provide players with real-time feedback as they learn to play the most famous hits from thrash icons. Metallica x Yousician further invites fans to take a behind-the-scenes look and hear first-hand experience of their musical journey as one of rock and metal’s greatest bands.
The Metallica x Yousician service offers three guitar-focused lessons on riffs, lead, and rhythm, and the chance to learn their favorite songs from the people who wrote them, including Enter Sandman, Nothing Else Matters, One, Fade to Black, Welcome Home (Sanitarium), The Unforgiven, Battery, Mama Said, Master of Puppets, and For Whom the Bell Tolls.
It also includes tutorials with James and Kirk that will help you master those rockstar skills like double turns, real-time commentary, and exclusive interviews with the band where they share everything from their pre-show rituals to what what’s in their fridges these days (oat milk!), their secrets to developing skills, writing hit songs, and more.
Hadley Spanier, Artist Partnerships Manager at Yousician, says, “Metallica x Yousician lessons bring guitarists closer to the master musicians they idolize.
“Players will have the opportunity to learn to play like Metallica straight from Metallica! The unique course combines the band’s unparalleled access to Yousician’s artificial intelligence technology so guitarists in training can not only learn from the masters, but also get the feedback they need to improve. Players will feel like part of the band, playing alongside their idols as they try to master some of the greatest guitar songs of all time” .