#1
Hey guitarists.
im in a band called Ariva Dawn and were following a new path of metal as we all have simular interests for poly-rhythmic bands.

For example ..
http://www.myspace.com/periphery
http://www.myspace.com/fellsilent
http://www.myspace.com/envisionuk
http://www.myspace.com/meshuggah

Anyone have any tips on the type of chords these bands use? the ones that sound pretty disonent, like diminished and junk. or any other writing tips for this style?

one more thing ... this is a good example of the chords im talking about
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=881656 (Click on zenith)

Can anyone figure this out and post tabs please =D thanks
Last edited by ArivaDawn at Dec 11, 2008,
#2
try the musician talk forum, but I would imagine they use lots of b2, b5, and similar intervals.
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#3
It's just one of those uh...I forgot what they're called. But you play 'em using the G and B strings, like 12th fret G and 9th fret B. I'm pretty sure. There are other ways of playing it, but my memory is shot right now, haha.


I'm talking about the soundclick guy, for clarification. And ^ that too.
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#4
well, first off... meshuggah downtunes their guitars, and play with 8 stringed guitars because they don't have a bass... best way to achieve the darkish sound you want, is to downtune, and play in dropped D tuning, like dropped C... but most of it is power chords and octaves, with a minor riff over top...
#5
or you could try playing octaves, those are really cool sounding, octaves are very very easy, try this: 3 on the E string, and 5 on the D string, that's the pattern, just move that anywhere, even over a string and you'll be playing octaves...
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It's just one of those uh...I forgot what they're called. But you play 'em using the G and B strings, like 12th fret G and 9th fret B. I'm pretty sure. There are other ways of playing it, but my memory is shot right now, haha.


I'm talking about the soundclick guy, for clarification. And ^ that too.

a minor second is what you're referring to.
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If you like a lot of discordant music i'd suggest checking out the dillinger escape plan and the second half of the fall of troy's doppleganger album.
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#10
dillinger escape plan still sound very rock and rollish, there are some odd beats but the whole thing is still mainly 4/4.
fall of troy has annoying vocals lol, an sound very cheesey cheery sometimes, keeps popping form major to minor too
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dillinger escape plan still sound very rock and rollish, there are some odd beats but the whole thing is still mainly 4/4.
fall of troy has annoying vocals lol, an sound very cheesey cheery sometimes, keeps popping form major to minor too


ok tastes in vocals being subjective thats a fair comment .... but just how much of dillingers stuff have you listened to ... because I dont see how you can say stuff like sugar coated sour and i love secret agents is rock and rollish ....
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