#1
Hey guys,

been trying to get this down.. using alot of palm muting and power chords to make riffs, and pentatonics for melodys and solos.

Any advice on what else i can do? not much online about 80's style playing ( Ratt, Stryper, def leppard )

thanks
#2
Learn those bands that you want to influence you. Figure out how their tone, instrumentation, etc ad nauseum affects their overall songwriting. It's like that with essentially every genre. You have the basic stuff down, it's just the matter of thinking "What would Ratt do?" and working around that.
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#3
Quote by Hail
Learn those bands that you want to influence you. Figure out how their tone, instrumentation, etc ad nauseum affects their overall songwriting. It's like that with essentially every genre. You have the basic stuff down, it's just the matter of thinking "What would Ratt do?" and working around that.


This is basically what i came in to say...

Listen, analyze, learn.
Understand nothing, in order to learn everything.

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