A7X / Synyster Gates (My Syn)

by Attila Voros

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  • Welcome to my new lesson my friends!
    Instead of shredding my [email protected] off, I wanted to focus more on songwriting this time. I wrote this piece of music influenced by Avanged Sevenfold, who'd recently came out their new record "The Stage". I always admired the band's, and Synyster Gates's uniqe sounding. Syn can be recognized immediately thanks to the classical, sometimes even jazzy elements, chord progressions, cool arpeggios, and arpeggiated riffs just to mention a few of his trademarks. And of course there's always the great grooves in the riffs which make the SONGS cool to me, because You gotta admit, leads are or could be important part to the songs in these genre of heavy music, but it's the riffs that fills 90% of them. Yet there's a small singing lead at the end of the piece that involves such techniques as phrasings, bendings, hammer-ons, chord arpeggios. Enjoy it!;)

    Tuning: E standard (E-A-D-G-B-E)

    Tempo: 132bpm

    Tonality: E minor

    Chord Progression (after the verse & chorus): Em - Cm - Em - B9b4 - Em - Am7 - Bb Dim - H7

    Backing tracks / jamtrack:
    01: Main backing track where You can play over the same parts I did in the main video
    02: backing track at 122 bpm
    03: backing track at 112 bpm
    04: backing track at 102 bpm
    05: Jamtrack

    Gear used (in order of signal chain): Schecter Synyster Gates Custom with JH EMG set- Axe Fx Fractal Mesa II (dual mode with DAS and Mesa Recto + ODz) - PC (used Fractal as a soundcard)
    Feel free to hook me up for the AxeFX presets if You're interested - and have the same unit - ;)
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