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Posted by: Rockwouldbe Jul 7 2007, 10:04 PM

Hello my dear friends.

I want to welcome you again to my lessons here at Gmc .
Today's lesson is on a very interesting guitar player .

Tom morello, is a fascinating guitar player not because he is a demon on his guitar but for the craziest sounds you can ever imagine you can produce with your guitar. I think his band give him exactly what this kind of grove needs.

I think here in this lesson I compiled some riffs and solos that will help you understand Tom's brain much better.
Enjoy!

Please make sure you watch the last video , there is also videos of the wah pedal , that gives an idea how to use it better.

main video:  main_video.wmv ( 8.23MB ) : 867



Video 1:  rage_1.wmv ( 5.08MB ) : 400



When you think of tom morello you have to deliver to goods this way. It is a groove riff that starts with only the bass and then a P.M guitar dive in.
Always when you learn this riffs divide them to two then it is easier to understand and remember them.

E||-----------------------------------------------|
B||-----------------------------------------------|
G||-----------------------------------------------|
D||--------------7-----------------------7--9--7--|
A||--------7--9-----9--7-----------7--9-----------|
E||--7--9-----------------9--7--9-----------------|


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--------------7-----------------------7--9--/11--|
--------7--9-----9--7-----------7--9-------------|
--7--9-----------------9--7--9-------------------|




Video 2 :  rage_2.wmv ( 5.91MB ) : 293


Always I found it repeats itself in Tom's music after the intro there will come the chorus riff with the bass marking the begging and joins in the end. Once again remember to divide the riff to two. And just get the groove!.

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-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
--4--4--2---------4------------|--4--4--2----2p-0-3p-0-2p-0-3p-0-|
--2--2--0----2p-0-2p-0-2h---5--|--2--2--0------------------------|

-------------------------------|------------------------------|
-------------------------------|------------------------------|
-------------------------------|------------------------------|
-------------------------------|-------------4--2-------------|
--4--4--2---------4------------|--4--4------------4-3-2-2-3-4-|
--2--2--0----2p-0-2p-0-2h---5--|--2--2--0--2------------------|




Video3 :  rage_3.wmv ( 4.49MB ) : 236


Again when you want to compose stuff like Tom, in the verse part there will come the same bass line as in chorus but little thiner. Nice module I have there don't you think??


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-------------------------------|----------------------|
--2--2--0----2p-0-2p-0-2h---5--|--2--2--0-------------|



-------------------------------|------------------------------|
-------------------------------|------------------------------|
-------------------------------|------------------------------|
-------------------------------|-------------4--2-------------|
-------------------------------|------------------4-3-2-2-3-4-|
--2--2--0----2p-0-2p-0-2h---5--|--2--2--0--2------------------|



Video 4 :  video_4.wmv ( 4.61MB ) : 267

Behind most of tom's craziest solos, there will be some crazily easy pattern. Usually it will chromatic, in the background the same bass line.


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--------------------|--------------------|------------------------|
--14----------------|--11----------------|--14~--------13~--------|
--------------------|--------------------|------------------------|
--------------------|--------------------|------------------------|
--------------------|--------------------|------------------------|

----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|
----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|
--12--------11--------|--14--------13--------|------------------------|
----------------------|----------------------|--12~--------13~--------|
----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|
----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|




Now here is the effects I used.


L6 spinal puppet amp module all knobs in the middle.
Ds1 again all the knobs half way.
Comp 50%
Analog chorus 7.55 hz (mix 50 depth 50 and the rest 50 as well)
Reverse delay 1010 ms. Post
Reverb chamber module .

What it means ?? go and dig in your pedal board and find the craziest sound you can make .

p.s I add some notes in the synthesizer to fill the blanks .

video 5 :  video_5.wmv ( 8.97MB ) : 273



take a good look on how to synchronize between the hand and the pdeal I tried to think of the periods in my life I didn't know how to use the wah pedal . here I hope there is enough material for you to work on.

Just watch how much you can dp with two chords .



Well it is been fun. Always remember that if learn how think like the big ones it is better then to imitate stuff they are doing .

Thank you so much for joining me again please write me some notes so I can get better each time.

Eyal

Appendix:

Backtrack:  backtrack_100bpm.mp3 ( 2.2MB ) : 282


line 6 pod xtl:
Rhythm:  Crabby.l6t ( 2.22K ) : 211

crazy solo:  pdogg.l6t ( 2.19K ) : 206

Bass:  saturn_bass.gpt ( 1.86K ) : 203


guitar pro :  rage.gp5 ( 8.88K ) : 228

Posted by: Eat-Sleep-andJam Jul 7 2007, 10:31 PM

That was really good ! I clicked on it and im like oh god another poor soul trying to play like Tom and then I watched the video, and I was speechless! Well done rock that was really good biggrin.gif .


One question ....What kind of Ibanez is that , its very sparkle-eeeeeeeee! tongue.gif smile.gif



Great work- John

Posted by: Rockwouldbe Jul 7 2007, 10:34 PM

my dear friend

it is a ibanez rg 2570 with pickguard of jam guitar

i really like it i hope you like it.

Eyal

cheers for sharing.

Posted by: Eat-Sleep-andJam Jul 7 2007, 10:42 PM

ok so what was that 870$ ? Im looking at a similar guitar.


And Edit: Nice feet biggrin.gif tongue.gif



-John

Posted by: Andrew Cockburn Jul 7 2007, 10:54 PM

Hey! Rockwouldbe is back, and back in style smile.gif

That is definately your best lesson yet - love the groove and the simple way you break it all down, and the videos have improved a whole lot in terms of quality (a lot lighter than I remember).

Glad to have you back around, great lesson, thanks!

Posted by: Norven Jul 8 2007, 12:30 AM

I liked this very much.
This video is much better than the first one:)
Nice playing, nice video quality.
Keep up the good work!

Posted by: rokchik Jul 8 2007, 01:16 AM

Well I must say I was like Eat-Sleep and jam on this at first. I thought for sure some poor soul was just about to butcher my hero Tom Morello and I was going to be very upset. tongue.gif I don't like it when folks mess with my Tom...I was even a bit hesitant with Gabriels lesson. But as with Gabriels lesson I was pleasantly surprised here. Great job Rock! You've made an excellent lesson that is truley in the style of Morello. Again Great Job! cool.gif

Posted by: Rockwouldbe Jul 8 2007, 06:53 AM

thank you very much you guys.

i love tom morello, i feel he is one of greatest guitar players in the world cause after all he is still unique .

andrew i miss you my friend !

eyal

Posted by: Matt Jul 8 2007, 03:45 PM

Time this guy gets upgraded to normal instructor? tongue.gif

Posted by: Rockwouldbe Jul 8 2007, 07:30 PM

Thank you Matt.

and all you guys you know your comments make alot of diffrence here when i post a lesson.

when people like you enjoy it , it makes it all worth while

Posted by: Eat-Sleep-andJam Jul 8 2007, 07:44 PM

RockWouldbe= Aspiring Instructor smile.gif


-John

Posted by: SDMF75 Jul 8 2007, 08:16 PM

I can't get this lesson to play in either Firefox or IE 7.0. I keep getting the Quicktime logo with a questionm mark on top of it after it loads.

Posted by: Rockwouldbe Jul 8 2007, 10:59 PM

i think you should try download it and play it with media player

that should work and if not we will work something out

Posted by: Rockwouldbe Jul 9 2007, 06:57 AM

by the way

the feet is my bonus to you. wink.gif

Eyal

Posted by: Andrew Cockburn Jul 9 2007, 01:51 PM

QUOTE (Rockwouldbe @ Jul 9 2007, 01:57 AM) *
by the way

the feet is my bonus to you. wink.gif

Eyal


And what an amazing Bonus smile.gif

Posted by: Kristofer Dahl Jul 10 2007, 02:29 PM

Well done Eyal! Cool groove and digestable lesson. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Eat-Sleep-andJam Jul 11 2007, 12:06 AM

QUOTE (Rockwouldbe @ Jul 8 2007, 09:57 PM) *
by the way

the feet is my bonus to you. wink.gif

Eyal



Psssh yeah, Socks and Shoes are way outdated, Rock on ! biggrin.gif tongue.gif


wink.gif

-John

Posted by: Rockwouldbe Jul 11 2007, 06:37 AM

well guys

it is so hot right know here. and my flat dont have aircon

so my appolgize

Posted by: jammer91 Jul 11 2007, 11:57 AM

QUOTE (Rockwouldbe @ Jul 11 2007, 09:37 AM) *
well guys

it is so hot right know here. and my flat dont have aircon

so my appolgize


Yeah its frikkin hot in dubai 2 like 38 degrees C.

And nice lesson, van you make some heavy metal lessons in the arab style?

Posted by: Rockwouldbe Jul 11 2007, 01:26 PM

did you check the head banging over humos??

Posted by: Eat-Sleep-andJam Jul 11 2007, 08:47 PM

No ha ha you dont have to apoligize about the feet thing. I just wanted to make a joke. No harm no foul tongue.gif.


And its also very hot here in New York tongue.gif, so don feel bad



- John

Posted by: Rockwouldbe Jul 12 2007, 07:11 AM

all in good vibe my friend , even my comment

Posted by: Eat-Sleep-andJam Jul 12 2007, 06:00 PM

Ok tongue.gif , better safe then sorry though....



Any when is Rock going to be a " Instructor " ? Kris , Andrew ?



- John

Posted by: Rockwouldbe Jul 15 2007, 06:08 AM

guys did you find the 5'th video helpful with the wah?

Posted by: Eat-Sleep-andJam Jul 15 2007, 07:27 AM

It was helpful to see when to press down the wah-wah in certain licks and situations, you did fine dont worry ! tongue.gif


- John

Posted by: Skewlbuzz Jul 15 2007, 05:13 PM

Nice lesson covering my favourite guitarist!

Thumbs up! happy.gif

Posted by: Rockwouldbe Jul 18 2007, 07:04 AM

cheers friend

Posted by: Mer-V Jul 19 2007, 10:54 PM

Whoa, the beginning of this lesson reminds me of 'Bombtrack', not realy that much of a suprise though since its one of the more popular RATM tracks.

I like this lesson al lot, since it show just how easy you can get a cool riff going without playing all that complicated stuff.

Anyhow, nice lesson, I'll defintately be learning this one smile.gif

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