Metalcore And Hardcore Music

author: Unregistered date: 02/10/2005 category: music styles
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This lesson is to help all of you metalcore/hardcore music lovers who want to get a cored band started but don't quite understand the logic behind the music style (please note this is only to help you get ideas). 1. The palm mute rythm. All metalcore bands have a "breakdown" or just a riff that is palm mute rhythms. An example is from Avenged Sevenfold's Art Of Subconsious Illusion: |------------------------------------------------------------| |------------------------------------------------------------| |------------------------------------------------------------| |--3-2-------------------------------------------------------| |--5-4-5-7-5-4-2-4-5-4-5-7-5--|--5-4-5-7-5-4-2-4-5-4-5--1-3--| |--5-4-5-7-5-4-2-4-5-4-5-7-5--|--5-4-5-7-5-4-2-4-5-4-5--1-3--| pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Example 2 is Atreyu's Living Each Day Like Your Already Dead: D|------------------------------------------------| A|------------------------------------------------| F|-------------------------------------------5/7--| C|--000-000-000-000-000--6P5-3333-------0---------| G|--000-000-000-000-000--6P5-3333---3/5-0---------| C|--000-000-000-000-000--6P5-3333-------0---------| pm ... ... ... ... ... . . .... . . . . . It's kinda hard to explain but you have to think out side of the box. Go for long rhythms that spread across the fretboard. 2. Hammer ons/pinch harmonics. In addition to the palm mutes, you can add in hammer ons or pinch harmonics to give your riff a destinctive edge. An example is from Bleeding Through's On Wings Of Lead (in case you don't know these guys pich harmonic a lot). *=Pinch D|-------------------|-----------------------------------------| A|-------------------|-----------------------------------------| F|-------------------|-----------------------------------------| C|--8-0-------7-0----|-----------------------------------------| G|-------------------|------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| C|------0000-----0-0-|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8------------------------| D|---------------------------------------------------| A|---------------------------------------------------| F|-----------------------------------------------5*--| C|---------------------------------------------------| G|-----------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------------| C|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------| Example 1 for hammering is Avenged Sevenfold's Darkness Surrounding: e|-----------------------------------| B|-----------------------------------| G|-----------------------------------| D|--2-2--2h3p2-0-3---2-2--2h3p2-0-3--| A|--2-2-------------------2-2--------| D|--2-2-------------------2-2--------| pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See, hammering/pinch harmonics add extra little things to make riffs memorable and awesome sounding (and thats what you want your music to sound like). 3. Underlaying solos. If your still reading this, my lesson must be semi-good (hurray) So, when your song has a solo (if it needs one) slow paced power chords really get the job done. Even single finger chords can sound good (and blues chords when played in the right time and position can sound great). An example is Atreyu's Lip Gloss And Black: Rhythm guitar (All notes played 4x) D|------------------------| A|------------------------| F|------------------------| C|--0-0-8-8-10-10-10-10---| Play 4x G|--0-0-8-8-10-10-10-10---| C|--0-0-8-8-10-10-10-10---| (is played under that cool solo) example 2 Avenged Sevenfold's Eternal Rest e|----------------------------------------------------------| B|------:::-:-------------------:-:::-:---------------------| G|--5---555-5-------------------5-555-5---::::::::::::::::--| D|--5---555-5---1-3----3-1-3----5-555-5---1111333344443333--| A|--3---333-3---1-3----3-1-3----3-333-3---1111333344443333--| D|--------------1-3----3-1-3--------------1111333344443333--| e|---------------------------------------------------------| 2x B|------:::-:------------------:-:::-:---------------------| G|--7---777-7------------------7-777-7---::::::::::::::::--| D|--7---777-7----3-5---5-3-5---7-777-7---3333555566665555--| A|--5---555-5----3-5---5-3-5---5-555-5---3333555566665555--| D|---------------3-5---5-3-5-------------3333555566665555--| (can't find any blues underchords but listen to a solo or something and try to blay some blues chords under it). 4. Soloing Not much I can say here. I only know like 7 scales and 2 appreigios. Scrounge this site. I'm sure you can find some. All I can say is practice here. Running through scales and ripping apart scales and piecing them together can make a realy nice fast sound (which you probably already know), using scales and appreigios together along with a few random bends makes and solo sound good. All I can say is run through scales over and over until your gonna go crazy, then do them more. So that was was lesson. I know Oswald is gonna say some smart remark about it so blow me I hope you found it helpful.

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