Classic Metal Workout – Guitar Lesson – How to play in style of Iron Maiden, Dio, Rainbow…

Mika Tyyskä’s Powerworkout: Epic Classic Metal Guitar Workout and Lesson

Features riffs and licks in style of Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, King Diamond and Europe etc. Gallopping riffs, Phrygian Dominant and Aeolian scales, diminished arpeggios, alternate picking patterns, open fire with pedal tones, smooth tapping and fast arpeggios. Remember no pain, no game. This is a serious workout, don’t hurt yourself.


The tune was originally composed for the Air Guitar Warrior -game (Xbox one) by Air Guitar Company. The graphics and sound effects are from the game. Music composed by Mika Tyyskä. Thank you to Air Guitar Company for letting me use these here.


DOWNLOAD:  TAB + MP3 (Playthrough + Backintrack) FILE ZIP

Tips for practicing: The slowed down backingtrack was created with iPad app Anytune Pro , I recomment downloading this or looking for other apps or software for your computer. Use the backing track mp3 and adjust the tempo to suit your current skills!


Private Skype guitar lessons with Mika Tyyskä

SKYPE LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE AGAIN! Get in touch, and let’s talk what we can do about your playing and music!

Interested in a skype guitar lesson with Mika Tyyskä? Here I am. I would love to help you with your playing and inspire you to go further. I’ll be custom tayloring the lesson(s) for your needs. Each lesson comes with some material and homework. In some cases backing jam tracks. If needed, I will also deliever you a little video clip after the lesson to make sure things don’t get forgotten so easy!

Some potential topics:

Fretboard navigation
- Approaching the guitar fretboard. How to navigate and find the notes.

Chords / Arpeggios / Scales / Modes
- Understanding how everything is linked to each other: Chords – Arpeggios – Scales – Modes.

Melody  Improvisation and making music
- Phrasing. Melodic and natural phrasing in improvisation.
- Getting out of just running scales up and down.
- Respecting the chords / harmony in your lead playing.

Creative side
- Composing techniques and coaching. How to get started and how to put full tunes together.
- Producing your own music

- The Rhythm: How to get better timing and focused rhythm (also on lead playing)
- Groove secrets

- All different playing techniques you might need help with!
- How to expand and break from minor pentatonic box playing in easy steps.

- Tone and sound

Working on songs
Many times working on songs, learning a piece of music is a great way to master various techniques and aspects of music. If you have a passion to learn a song but can’t quite make it sound like it really should sound I’d love to help. With my students we have worked on songs fom many artists: Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns n’ Roses, Lenny Gravitz, Stevie Wonder… well even some Mr. Fastfiinger songs!

Something else?
- Feel free to ask and suggest.


One lesson is 50 – 60 minutes long and we proceed in pace that suits you. We can set a single lesson or set to meet every week if needed.


1) Contact Mika. To book a skype lesson, contact Mika on Facebook. You can send a private message through Mr. Fastfinger’s page.
We talk further about what you will need to become a better musician and we book a date.

2) Pay via PayPal
book 1 lesson 35€

book 2 x lesson 60€


Alchemist – guitar solo tablature transcription

Mr. Fastfigner Alchemist – Guitar Solo – Free Tablature . Alchemist_Solo

Free present for you. Guitar solo transcription to the guitar solo of the song Alchemist. Enjoy!

Note: if you buy the EP collection CD from you get free backing tracks to the 4 track EP Neon Alchemist, including this song. Thank you for your support!

Now Available: Neon Alchemist -Backing tracks and 2 Tablatures (mp3 + tab)

Neon Alchemist-backing mixes to all 4 songs + tablature transcirptions to 2 songs :Alchemist and Blissrush. (through Sellfy).

Buy Neon Alchemist Backings plus 2 Tablature.


Jump Like a Frog – Combat solo tablature

The short solo from Mr. Fastfinger’s tune “Jump Like a Frog” is filled with various challenging twists and turns. String skipping is used here to help perform some wide intervallic frog jumps! The few tapped notes help you go even beyond. Includes slow and fast isolated playthrough with click and then backing track segment. I’m challengin you to have a go on this!

Download the solo tablature
Jump like a Frog – Combat Solo (Tablature Transcription) pd
Guitar Pro 6
Mr. Fastfinger – Jump like a Frog – CombatSolo – guitar pro 6 gpx


Arise – backing track for jamming

Enjoy the free backing track to the tune Arise. Full “Spirit Rising” -backing track album available now:

Also a special “Guitar Disciple” bundle available. Full Backing track album + 16 Signed tablature booklet “The Rite of Exploding Guitar” with Mika Tyyskä’s special art, professionally printed on quality paper + 5 Mr. Fastfinger custom Attack Jazz III style picks.

Musicians on this track: Jan-Olof Strandberg on Bass, Tomas Törnroos on Drums, Mika Tyyskä everything else. Composed by Mika Tyyskä.


Mika Tyyskä 20 Expressive Rock Licks. Mr. Fastfinger at Jam Track Central

We’re proud to announch new Mika Tyyskä’s “20 Expressive Rock Licks” at Jam Track Central. This is not just a lick video package. The deluxe version of the package is the most complite instructional video with Mika revealing many his Mr. Fastfinger secrets. This package is focusing especially on rhythm, dynamics and expression of lead guitar playing. If you want to sound more groovy or add organic feel to your playing, this is just for you. The deluxe version will certainly give you more than just tips to master the licks, there are many valuable methods to help your overall playing. Deluxe also comes with a bonus mp3 song “Effortless” from the upcoming Mr.Fastfinger album “Spirit Rising”.

Mika has compiled 20 of the most dynamic and expressive rock licks you’ll ever hear, ready for you to study and master. These licks have a strong emphasis on obtaining an effortless feel and groove. They will challenge and fine-tune the delicacies of your technique and take your rock playing to a whole new level. Choose Deluxe and get a further 2 hours of guitar lessons from Mika as he teaches you every nuanace of every lick! PLUS – a sneak peak at Mika’s upcoming Mr.Fastfinger album in the form of a bonus full mp3 track!

In these licks Mika has taken your standard rock playing and tipped it up on it’s head. His super creative and incredibly unique way of approaching the instrument has yeilded some of the most inspirational rock licks we’ve ever heard. These really aren’t your everyday rock licks and this pack is something you quite possibly can’t live without. If you want to step up your rock playing, take your dynamics and expression on the guitar to a whole new level then you really do need this pack in your life. Mika has designed these licks with a mind to motivating you to master them, and then inspire you to creative your own!

As ever, we have accurately transcribed every note and included the TAB/notation in the download, full backing tracks, audio solos and track notes.
Download right now, or Premium Members, sign in at and hit the +MyTracks button and get instant streaming access!


Mika Tyyskä: Mixolydian Shuffle. 20 Licks!

Mika’s new package for Jam Track Central has been released. 20 Licks in Mixolydian mode played in Shuffle feel!
You’ll learn some great fretboard shapes and a wide range of scary techniques too. There’s quite an emphasise on slide, hybrid picking and economy picking techniques, plus plenty of string skipping, double stops and arpeggios ideas. Over all it’s a great workshop for anybody to get deep with the swinging shuffle playing alongside nailing the Mixolydian.
Mika is also slightly revealing his ideas behind the secret 2-1-2 approach with economy picking. Method he’s been developing and using in his playing from around 2006. There’s a lot of material to work for you here. Each lick is actually many ideas together, it’s licks are more like a mini solos! All the licks have easy and difficult parts, so there’s something here for everyone. There are also slowed-down versions, so you can pick out every note!

  • 20 original licks
  • 20 live videos (fast/slow)
  • Backing and jam tracks (3 different versions x 2 tempos)
  • TAB/Notation (PDF/Powertab)
  • Bonus technique/theory notes

Read more and purchase the package at:


Creatures of the Midnight – main theme, easy arrangement

Playing Mr. Fastfinger music has never been so easy. It’s like running up the hill or climbing up the mountain. Just go for this. Play it!
This arrangement of Creature of the Midnight (from The Way of the Exploding Guitar -album) is not 100% how it was played on the record, but on the other hand it will let you to get creative and figure out the way you wish to play it yourself.
Have fun!

For further inspiration here’s a live version of the song being performed.

For those who are little more advanced or adventurous, here’s the guitar solo from the same song transcribed:


Extra Wide Sweeping – Master the Scary technique part 2 – Mr. Fastfinger

Here’s the sequel to the previous sweeping lesson on YouTube. Showcasing a sweep lick from Awaki-Waki. Prepare for some ninja action.


Guitar Lesson Videos: Go Flash Go – GuitarBots

Here’s some nice tutorial videos for the song “Go Flash Go” – Guitarbots version:

Hammer-ons and slides. Give the notes more meaning!

Alternate picking and slide to bend -lick.

Natural harmonics for real men and women!


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