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Kristofer Dahl
Feb 18 2011, 09:02 AM
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If you goal is to broaden your horizons as a guitarist, then It's important to try utilize new elements in your playing. Check out Cosmin's new lesson, "Metal Metrics 1", and then post a reply to today's topic.

How often do you use break downs in your riffing?

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Feb 18 2011, 09:14 AM
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I do that quite often, I also did that in my first self-written song "9 to 5" (just check my youtube channel) and I think breakdowns are really important for a metal song, it makes things more interesting and gives the listener some time for some serious and heavy headbanging tongue.gif

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Cosmin Lupu
Feb 18 2011, 10:12 AM
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Indeed biggrin.gif all the energy is gathered in it and when the time comes BANG! you're letting it out loud!!

Can't wait to hit the stage biggrin.gif

Check this one out:

A day to remember - Mr. Highway's thinking about the end


This song is a huge breakdown actually and it's seasoned with a great chorus also biggrin.gif

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DenisN
Feb 18 2011, 12:41 PM
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Great lesson Lupino!
I really enjoyed it. I hope you'll do some more of those ''new metal'' lessons. what I especially like are the chords used, the 5+ and some that are not often used un std tuning. Also the dissonant part is great. I would like to know more about these chords because they relly seem to give the dropped tuning a complete new dimension!

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Cosmin Lupu
Feb 18 2011, 12:51 PM
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QUOTE (DenisN @ Feb 18 2011, 11:41 AM) *
Great lesson Lupino!
I really enjoyed it. I hope you'll do some more of those ''new metal'' lessons. what I especially like are the chords used, the 5+ and some that are not often used un std tuning. Also the dissonant part is great. I would like to know more about these chords because they relly seem to give the dropped tuning a complete new dimension!

Once again, GREAT!


Your words are most kind smile.gif trust me, there's more new metal and interesting chords in my bag ready to enter the GMC zone biggrin.gif
If you want to know anything in particular, I am ready to answer your demands smile.gif

thank you very much!

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Feb 18 2011, 07:38 PM
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not as often as I should be!!

nice samples! biggrin.gif

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VilleFIN
Feb 19 2011, 03:43 PM
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QUOTE (DenisN @ Feb 18 2011, 03:41 PM) *
Great lesson Lupino!
I really enjoyed it. I hope you'll do some more of those ''new metal'' lessons. what I especially like are the chords used, the 5+ and some that are not often used un std tuning. Also the dissonant part is great. I would like to know more about these chords because they relly seem to give the dropped tuning a complete new dimension!

Once again, GREAT!

+5 for this post !!

A lesson about all these drop tuning / metal bands chords would be nice wink.gif

Oh yeah, back to topic. I do them (breakings) all the time in my songs.

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Rated Htr
Feb 20 2011, 06:22 AM
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I usually didn't like breakdowns, for my tastes, it makes it to obvious to the listener what's going to happen. It can be good and bad depending on the view. Now that I'm in a hard rock project, I keep doing them all the time.

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