Black Stone Cherry

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the Black Stone Cherry style lesson !


    Black Stone Cherry is one of my favorite, modern bands. It's a solid piece of southern rock energy. No shreding, no fancy stuff - just a pure power itself. I believe it's an example of riffin every player should go through at some point. Easy to focus on articulation and timing. Great workout for right hand tone control (tone from the hand)


    Improvisation side note:
    If your guitar is tuned to standard E, you should refer to a C#-minor scale.

    Gear used (in order of connection chain placement):

    1. Hufschmid Helldunkel All Sapeli guitar (EMG 81 and 89 pickups)
    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%
    4. Kefir impulse loader (mix 100%)
    5. Impulse - Catharsis s-preshigh



    Tuning - Standard C# (C#6 F#5 B4 E3 G#2 C#1)


    Backing track progression (proper for drop-tuned guitar):

    4/4 Em | Em | Em | Em D| Em | Em | Em | E G |
    ||: Em | Em | Em | Em :||
    ||: Em | Em | Em | Em :||
    ||: Em | Em | Em | Em :||
    A | A | B | B |
    Em | Em | Em | Em D |
    Em | Em | Em | Em G Em |

    Tempo: Main song tempo is 170 bpm. There are backing tracks available at 70, 90, 110, 130, 150 and 170 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this lesson:

    E-minor









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