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post Oct 24 2011, 03:11 PM
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I have been playing guitar for 15 years. when i started, i just started learning songs instead of scales. eventually i started writing. www.myspace.com/page13 was my last band. i wrote all the music for them. i am proud of my accomplishments, but feel like i am in a rut. I have gotten so used to, and love playing wide open choruses, i have not got to work on djent style rhythm. i saw your video for break down in drop a, which cause me to do two things. 1st sign up here, 2nd i bought the ibanez mushnook off ebay. I love your rhythmic playing, and your runs you do, but i am having a hard time playing them. Do you recommend a good starting point. thanks, keep up the good work.
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QUOTE (tomrip @ Oct 24 2011, 02:11 PM) *
I have been playing guitar for 15 years. when i started, i just started learning songs instead of scales. eventually i started writing. www.myspace.com/page13 was my last band. i wrote all the music for them. i am proud of my accomplishments, but feel like i am in a rut. I have gotten so used to, and love playing wide open choruses, i have not got to work on djent style rhythm. i saw your video for break down in drop a, which cause me to do two things. 1st sign up here, 2nd i bought the ibanez mushnook off ebay. I love your rhythmic playing, and your runs you do, but i am having a hard time playing them. Do you recommend a good starting point. thanks, keep up the good work.


Hey man! Thank you for the kind words! Playing on a baritone guitar is a little bit trickier as it's scale is longer, thus the position shifts are a wider and the neck thicker - in the case of the Ibanez MMM.

Now, if you want to start learning polyrhythmic grooves and other associated elements, here's how I see things:

- learn rhythmic subdivisions and work on as many combinations between them - being able to think of a bar as divided into sixteenth notes helps a lot.

- start using a recording software ( if you're not already doing it) that offers the possibility of writing drums, bass and other instruments - orchestrating will be a great and important part of this whole process.

- I experimented with various let's say, unorthodox chord positions as they gave me a special sound and helped me create beautiful melodies.

This process is lengthy and it will require exercise and a lot of experimentation with the drums groove writing smile.gif

You can start by taking a look at my whole Metal Metrics Series and at the freshly started Djent Series:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Metal-Metrics-1/ (the other 3 lessons in the series can be found at the bottom of the page including Metal Metrics 1)

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Djent-Time-Signatures/

I am here to assist so, do ask any questions you might encounter along the way wink.gif

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how do you program drums? do you use a keyboard, or midi roll? i have nuendo and reaper, but have drifted more towards reaper, i feel they are in it more for the musician then fat pockets. I want to try to program drums, but i have been using the pre made midi loops that come with easy drummer and addictive drums, i don't like them to much. is there a good guide you know teaching drum programing?
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how do you program drums? do you use a keyboard, or midi roll? i have nuendo and reaper, but have drifted more towards reaper, i feel they are in it more for the musician then fat pockets. I want to try to program drums, but i have been using the pre made midi loops that come with easy drummer and addictive drums, i don't like them to much. is there a good guide you know teaching drum programing?


Midi roll, as I have no keyboard yet. I am starting to use Samplitude and I used Logic Pro until recently, while having a Steven Slate drum sample database which can be used with EZ Drummer.

Basically I just listen to what my head has to say and then I combine all sorts of crazy things smile.gif not having a certain recipe - everything seems pretty logical on the piano roll biggrin.gif

How are you programming the drums? Do you have a recipe you have used until now?


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no, im trying to get one.
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no, im trying to get one.


I've been listening to the drum tracks biggrin.gif they sound pretty awesome! And I wanted to ask - what sort of guitars did you use?


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I've been listening to the drum tracks biggrin.gif they sound pretty awesome! And I wanted to ask - what sort of guitars did you use?

i have a les paul, and i just bought the mike mushook ibanez
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QUOTE (tomrip @ Oct 25 2011, 01:04 PM) *
i have a les paul, and i just bought the mike mushook ibanez


Oh, you recorded the drop C with the Les Paul and the Drop A with the Mike Mushok, right?


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actually, i used the baritone on both. i was just naming them by the name of the patches.
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