Andy James Style

by Gabriel Leopardi

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  • Hi GMC!

    Welcome to my new lesson! This time I composed an instrumental tune inspired by the shred master guitarist called Andy James and also some Metalcore bands like "Bullet for my valentine" and "Trivium".

    Don't miss my Modern Metal Collab where many GMC users composed their own solos over this backing track.

    Music Style:
    This lesson has a modern metal sound that can be found in many new bands like "Bullet For My Vallentine", "Trivium", "All that remains" etc. These bands combine a Metalcore sound with some Classic Metal stuff. In this case I composed an instrumental track so you will also find shred licks and phrases inspired by Kiko Loureiro, John Petrucci and Andy James.

    Tonality & Chord Progression:
    The lesson starts in A minor, then modulates to E Phrygian to finally come back to A minor. The chord progressions can be found in the main video but also over the tabs. The scales used are A minor, A Pentatonic minor, A harmonic minor and E Phrygian Major mode.

    This lesson is a tricky one because of the fast speed of some licks. The techniques that we will use in this one are palm muting, alternate picking, legato, vibrato and sweep picking. If you are not used to fast licks, I recommend you to isolate the more difficult and faster licks and practice them as a loop with metronome.

    I used my Pod HD 500 to record this lesson. I used the Treadplate Dual Amp Model with a 4x12 2001 Treadplate Cab Model. If you want the tone you can ask for it at my personal board. My guitar is a Gibson Les Paul Studio.

    I used standard 440. 

    190 BPM

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