Black Sabbath Style

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the Black Sabbath Style lesson !

    Let's go through a playing style of a legendary rock band - Black Sabbath. Great workout for your right hand downpicking/downstrumming, palm muting and power chords position shifts. Play it like you mean it! Strong right hand playing is warm wellcome. Notice that guitar is being double-tracked. The same part recorded twice and panned one 100% left and one 100% right. That's how rock bands get THAT sound in their recordings. For you it is also a great way to verify your skills. Both guitars should sound almost like one!


    Gear used (in order of connection chain placement):

    1. SX SST57 guitar (JB Junior bridge pickup)
    2. Presonus Inspire 1394 firewire audio interface (input gain 40%)
    3. Poulin LeXtac vst plug-in:
    - Channel - blue
    - Input 50%
    - Gain 70%
    - Pre EQ - brighter
    - Bass 50%
    - Middle 40%
    - Treble 50%
    - Contour 100%
    6. Kefir impulse loader (mix 100%)
    7. Impulse - Catharsis s-preshigh

    Tuning - Standard E

    Backing track progression:

    4/4
    ||: Em | Em | Em | Em | Em | Em | G | Am :||

    Em | Em | D | C Bm G | Em | Em | G | F#m D Em |

    Em | D G | Em | Em | Em | D F#m | Em | Em |

    Em | Em | D | D | Em | Em | G | D/F# |

    Em | Em | D | G D/F# | Em | Em | G | D/F# ||








    Tempo: Main song tempo is 160 bpm. There are backing tracks available at 70, 100, 120, 140 and 160 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this lesson:

    E-minor










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