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Metal Metrics 1

by Cosmin Lupu

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  • Hey GMC’ers! Are you ready for some metal? I’ve created today’s lesson with the intention of giving you a better perspective on riffing and the building bricks of a breakdown!

    As you’ll hear in my spoken presentation, the breakdown is the middle part, encountered in a lot of situations, in the context of modern metal music. It is made up of a complex combination of rhythmic subdivisions and in most cases it’s played as aggressive as possible. It has to be alive, like a soulful mathematic formula!

    You shall be able to improve your rhythmic perspective, gain a better understanding of subdivisions and metrics, and become a better metal riffing machine.

    Influences:
    * Soilwork
    * A Day To Remember
    * Meshuggah

    Meter:
    4/4

    Tuning:
    * Drop C
    * C - G - C - F - A - D
    (From thick to thin string)

    Tempo:
    115 BPM

    Scales:
    Minor (1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7)

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