We are bringing this first series of legendary riffs to a close with the worldwide smash hit “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica. Get to your guitars, and join us again soon for another series of educational videos!
About this riff
Nothing Else Matters is unquestionably Metallica’s biggest commercial success. Though it was initially strongly criticized by some fans, the track remains symbolic of the shift in the career of the “4 Horsemen” that came with the release of the famous Black Album in 1991.
Composed by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, Nothing Else Matters includes one of amateur guitarists’ most popular intros. For those of you who are right handed, the beginning of the arpeggio in E minor doesn’t actually require you to use your left hand. This is why many budding guitarists take up the guitar playing this track.
Although the opening bars of this track are easy to play, make sure you maintain your accuracy when you play the slides in the sixth bar. In the same way, take care to adopt a good posture with your guitar to handle the spacings in bars 8 and 9.
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