Good to see another lesson Gabriel its been about 6 months! This more than makes up for it though- awesome chops, will have lots of fun with this one
PERFECT IN ANY WAY
Finally! Another lesson! Love it!
Wow really cool stuff You and Ramiro record lessons in the same studio?
Don`t know why beggining reminds of Pantera - Cowboys From Hell, maybe because same straight drum\guitar rhythm. Super lesson again!
Awesome! It's great to have you back man!
Oh... bookmarked for sure!
Very Nice.... Great lesson from start to finish! THANK YOU!!
the master is back
\m/ Great Lesson Gabe!
Thank you Guys! I'm glad that you like my new lesson!
Great stuff Gab, solo is just awesome, perfect!
Absolutely awesome. Your best lesson yet, if you ask me!
A W E S O M E !
Wow, that was perfect Gabe, very powerful and awesome riffs, just like BSC
Thanks, I always love your lessons mate!
OMG!!! finally you came up with another awesome lesson! very well done bro!!!
Great lesson Gabe
Excellent lesson Gabe!!!
You have some amazing chopps there
Thanks for the comments guys!!
Wow.... This is awesome xD I just wish I can compose like this once! this is wicked!
Fantastic lesson, it is so good to have a lesson from you after this long time.
Wow, this is nothing less than insane kick-ass guitar-playing, Gabriel ! All hail Gabriel, God of guitar !
<EXPLOSION> (stand in awe, and run for his guitar)
Thank you friends!
Great stuff Gabriel!!!!
Indeed, the master is back! Superb lesson Gab!
Your licks are on fire.
Awesome! It's great to see another lesson from you. This one definately rocks
Great feeling, Gabriel! Excellent work
Thank you guys! I really appreciate your cool comments!
Great:D Ionce went to a Black Stone Cherry gig, just to see the opening band.
So awesome great
Awesome lesson Gabriel !!!
Thank you Pedja and mba64!
Very powerful lesson Gabriel. This is such a cool composition!
Wow, what an awesome lesson Gabriel!
Simply brilliant my friend. I love all your lessons but I think this one officially tops the list. You've certainly captured BSC's style and I think I'll christen my new guitar with this lesson when it gets here this week Great to see you back and with such a killer lesson, I can't wait to start practicing it!!
That was pure genius Gabriel! Thanks for another great lesson.
Lol, I didn't xD The opening act was airbourne, I didn't really like BSC at the time. Plus, I was going deaf. I didn't have plugs ,and I stood against the box.
Jaw dropping! Good job there Gabriel!
in a few words: AWESOME!!! See you Gaby
Thanks Jose and Zsolt!
Uber cool Gave, great to see another lesson from you!
I like this! Also, your right hand posture is so similar to Petrucci
Heres a short clip I made from Airbourne:D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQZDgfnea6w
Sounds excellent, great playing Gabriel!
Thanks nice that you decided to do a lesson in Black Stone Cherry Style Great lesson
Great playing & lesson Gabriel !
very powerful. Well done
Great to see you again, great lesson Gabe, you nailed their style
Thank you guys!
fantastic lesson, what a sound ! great, thanks
Great to see another lesson from you Gabriel!
Excellent performance Gabriel !
Thanks Sinisa, Bogdan and Rico for the comments!
you re BaCk iN bLAcK
enjoy your lesson, but i have to increase my skills to play that stuff without mistakes.
It would be fine, if the next lesson, would be a little more easyer than the last ones
YES finally a new Gabriel lesson! Extremely tight stuff and very strong riffs - you're the man!
I can't stop watching this video. Very cool. It is a little advanced for me but recently I have been trying out harder lessons (bits and pieces) and I definitely think the first half is doable for most intermediate players and even advanced beginners. It also satisfies a recent fascination with drop D so I am trying to build up a repertoire of drop D riffs so it is less of pain to change tuning.
I heard a lot about this band, I guess I have to check them out, great lesson
Wow, this sounds heavy!
Really nice, but I think the scales are wrong, they are not shown in Dropped D IMO
Hello GMC! I’m back! :) I recorded a lesson that has been requested in the forum and in my personal board many times: Black Stone Cherry style!
Their southern rock style but with a more Metal sound is based in powerful overdriven guitars and an awesome rocker voice. Pentatonic riffing, dropped D & C tuning, Zakk Wylde Style licks, fast bluesy licks & strong vibrato are some of the most important characteristics of this band’s guitars. Their main influences are Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pride & Glory and the Black Crowes.
In this lesson we will analyze their most used rhythms and techniques as well as some harmony & composition aspects. We will combine riffing with soloing in order to develop your playing in a "real band situation".
This tune must be played with an overdriven tone with enough sustain for the solo part. You could push a compressor/booster when the solo starts and maybe a wah wah (if you have one). I added some chorus and reverb in the solo channel during the mix. I also doubled the rhythm guitar to make the mix sound more powerful.
Dropped D: (D A D G B E)
D Pentatonic Minor + blue note
The structure of this lesson is a reduction of what could be a complete song. You have the intro, verse, pre chorus, the solo over the chorus progression and finally a bridge or what we usually call "part C". This part C is usually before the last chorus (sometimes it's before the solo) and it is a singed part. It uses to be the most emotive moment in a song.
The intro and verse are riffs based in D minor. The solo's chord progression is:
4/4// Dm (I ) / F (bIII )/ G (IV) / A# (V) / C (bVII) //
This progression is in D minor and is one of the most used progressions in this music style. The other famous progression in this style is: / Imaj – bVIImaj – IVmaj / You can check Sweet Home Alabama and many Pride & Glory and Zakk Wylde songs.
Ok! Here we go. I hope that you enjoy this lesson!
Keep on rocking!
PS: IF you are new at this style I recommend you these albums:
1. Black Stone Cherry - Black Stone Cherry 
2. Pride & Glory - Pride & Glory 
3. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Pronounced  // Second Helping 
4. Black Label Society – Sonic Brew 
D pentatonic minor: