Breaking Benjamin Style

by Cosmin Lupu

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  • Howdy guys!

    Since I am a big fan of the modern metal genre, I decided to try and present it’s dramatic and sensible side, from the perspective of a modern metal ballad in the style of Breaking Benjamin or such acts.

    The lesson is based on the chorus and the way in which the verse part leads to it, so we’ll have to deal with some nice orchestrations typical for the style and some elements such as:
    - melodic open string chords
    - melodic themes,
    - chunky dramatic riffs
    - overdriven slow paced arpeggios to back the riffs up!

    This lesson is meant to provide insight on orchestrating such pieces and some simple but effective riffing elements!

    Tuning: Drop C (C G C F A D)

    Meter: 4/4

    Tonality: D minor

    Tone settings:

    Riff: Bass – 10 o’clock, Mids – 0, Highs – 1 o’clock, Gain – 1 o’clock, using the lead channel of my AMT ss20 Pre-amp.

    Theme and arpeggios: Bass – 10 o’clock, Mids – 9 o’clock, Highs – 1 o’clock, Gain – 11 o’clock, using the crunch channel of my AMT ss20 Pre-amp.

    Clean chords: Bass – 10 o’clock, Mids – 9 o’clock, Highs – 2 o’clock, Gain – 12 o’clock, using the clean channel of my AMT ss20 Pre-amp.

    Related material : Check out my lessons which can take you for a spin in the modern metal world : Metal Metrics

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