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Songwriting Lesson

by Piotr Kaczor

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  • Hello GMC!

    Welcome to my new lesson! This time we will talk about writing a song! There are many awesome lessons about it on GMC, so too long lecture on this subject is unnecessary:)

    The main riff is based on 4ds and 3rds intervals and simple chords with 3rd in bass. With a little swingy groove this combination makes pretty cool climate.

    Solo part is built mainly on the major pentatonic scale.

    Phrasing reminds me of Mark Knopfler style which I love.

    We're going to use:

    - vibrato,
    - bending,
    - hybrid picking,
    - volume knob

    This is the preset I used for the POD XT live for this lesson:

    Amp: 1973 Hiway 100, Drive 9 - Bass 6 - Middle 6 - Treble 4 - Presence 7
    Cab: 4x12 1967 Green 20s
    Dly: Analog delay, Delay Time - 115 (quarter note) - Mix 26%
    Rev: Medium Hall - Mix 50%
    Stomp: Blue Comp (solo part)


    The lesson is available in the guitar pro 5 file, mp3 backing tracks included.

    Have fun!

    Piotr

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