Deftones Style

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the Deftones style Rhythm lesson !

    Deftones has always been one of my absolutely favorite bands. Since the stage of beginner, I liked how they combine a powerful guitar playing with a nostalgic mood. I enjoyed to play their songs because they give a lot of joy and it was not that hard to learn them. According to this arguments, I've decided to prepare a lesson based on one of their most popular compositions. What's the main target? Try to play clean, with consistent, high attack and precise timing. Track is long enough to dig yourself into it's mood. Relax and have fun :)


    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 - drop D (D6 A5 D4 G3 B2 E1)


    Backing track progression:

    4/4 Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm |
    Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm |
    Dm | D | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm |
    Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm |
    Dm | D | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm |
    Bb#4 | Bb#4 | Bb | Bb | Dm | Dm |
    Bb#4 | Bb#4 | Bb | Bb | Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm ||

    Tempo: Main song tempo is 140 bpm. There are backing tracks available at 60, 70, 90, 120 and 140 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this lesson:

    D-minor



    D-harmonic minor








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