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

He is lead guitarist for power/thrash metal band Darker Half, writes a regular shred/metal technique column for Australian Guitar Magazine, and has won two national 'Best Guitarist' competitions. Jimmy was also a member of the thrash/death metal bands Vaticide (2001-2007) and Killrazer (2007-2017).

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. In January 2018, Darker Half again supported Rage (along with Firewind) on their European tour.

Jimmy has also toured Australia and New Zealand 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).

Jimmy is endorsed by Ibanez guitars.



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.