Amazing Cosmin - I am blown away by your first two lessons. Love the riffs, the sound, the explanations, the presentation...you rock!
Great lesson and very modern sounding!
Oh thats killer riffing !
Do you use bass amp to catch the lowest notes?
hey Frederik! I don't use any bass amp at all I record using an AMT ss 20 - a russian tube preamp pedal straight into my soundboard! I recommend it for home recording, although it is very good in combination with a poweramp on stage! AND last but not least - it is made in West Siberia )
Wooo! Now that's heavy! I haven't heard much played in Drop A. I like it!
Haha cool it must be sturdy, holding up in that kind of a climate. Now i'm GASing for a baritone for that epic heaviness of the low notes. I also want a baritone acoustic for candyrat stuff. Gotta enslave myself in labor
Cosmin, Man that was cool - I really enjoyed that !! ;-) Plus, with your intense stare, people will try extra hard to get it right !! ;-p
it was not my intention to stare but if you guys enjoy it, I can;t be anything else but happy! Cheers to all!
@ Frederik: I like my MMM, but if you have an opportunity, try the Yamaha Orgy signature model. It's been out of production for sometime now, but if you can find it second-hand, don't hesitate to buy it. One of my bandmates has it, and it's somehow, the counterpart of my Ibanez MMM (we build the tones in such a way that they sound at their best together)
alrighty then, I'll try to reproduce it everytime
wow,great riffs, Cosmin !!!
Thank you Sinisa!
Wow that sounds heavy. Great lesson.
Wow, what a brutal sound Killer lesson, Cosmin!
Thank you Zsolt! I have more
pufff the riff is just amazing man! congrats!
It sounds sooooo heavy
Thank you Jerry!
HQ lesson, Cosmin! My 3,5 year
old son just can't stop to listen it, you are becoming his new idol, alongside Europe and Bon Jovi
that is very nice to hear thank you Piotr!
Knowing your music is enjoyed is the most rewarding feeling!
very cool lesson man!!!
Thank u Lian !
Hello GMC'ers! Today I shall take you into the amazing realm of modern metal. This is also a concept lesson from a series bearing the name "Modern Metal", which will offer you a detailed view on low tunings, rythimic formulas and a succesful combination between aggressive and melodic playing.
The phrase presented here, is actually the middle part or the "breakdown" of a song I wrote with my band, in such a way that it emulates the feeling of tension and release – through the aid of aggresive and melodic combinations.
The tuning is the result of my habit of playing a 7 stringed guitar for many years before switching to a baritone. and here it is: A E A D G B – you should regard it as a standard tuned 7 string guitar with the lowest string detuned to A and a missing high E string. It will create a bunch of unusual chord positions which I use and find very interesting.
* The development of rythmic playing
* Your right hand technique
* The tension-release technique
* Combining 3 different modes in a single phrase
* Controlled bending
* Creative and unusual chord positions – as a result of the special tuning used
* Combining aggressive and melodic playing
* Killswitch Engage
* Phrigyan harmonic minor (1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 7)
* Locrian (1 b2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7)
* Aeolian (1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7)
* Drop A
* A - E - A - D - G - B
(From thick to thin string)
All that being said, grab your axe and let’s break it down to drop A!/ Cosmin