Jimmy Lardner-Brown is a guitarist, guitar teacher and columnist from Sydney, Australia.

He is lead guitarist for power/thrash metal band Darker Half and thrash/death metal band Killrazer, writes a regular shred/metal column for Australian Guitar Magazine, and has won two national 'Best Guitarist' competitions.

As a member of Darker Half, Jimmy has toured across Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. In 2016, Darker Half supported German metal stalwarts Rage on the European leg of their 'Devil Strikes Again' tour.

Jimmy has also toured as lead guitarist for legendary metal vocalists Tim 'Ripper' Owens (Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen, Iced Earth), Paul Di'Anno (Iron Maiden), and Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden).

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In this website you'll find an archive of all Jimmy's 'Shredded Metal' guitar technique columns from Australian Guitar Magazine (including TAB and audio examples).

These columns cover all aspects of shred and metal guitar such as scales, arpeggios, sweep picking, alternate picking, legato playing, string skipping, bending, exotic scales, tapping and more.

Also featured here are instructional video lessons from Australian Guitar Magazine. In these, Jimmy teaches and demonstrates all the basic scales, arpeggios, techniques, licks and theory needed to master the fundamentals of shred and metal lead playing.

As well as this, there are videos and downloads of his own music and live performances.

Jimmy is endorsed by Ibanez Guitars and Dean Markley Strings.