blues rock, heavy rock, heavy metal, thrash, glam, doom metal, death metal, grindcore, black metal, groove metal, progressive, power metal, nu metal, melodic death metal, symphonic metal, metalcore, djentby Ben Higgins
rock, metal, beginner, riffs, classic rock, metal, progressive, grunge, thrash, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Aerosmith, Guns n' Roses, GNR, AC/DC, King Crimson, Genesis, Deep Purple, ZZ Top, Black Sabbath, Journey, Toto, Megadeth, Metallica, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, DT, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgardenby Ben Higgins
Welcome to this lesson inspired by music style of the band Ghost BC, a heavy metal band formed in Sweden in 2008.
Their music is a combination of heavy metal, doom metal, hard rock, being their biggest influences Black Sabbath, Pentagram and Judas Priest. Sometimes their music has been also defined as a mix of Death Metal with Pop. In this lesson, I've recreated that classic metal sound that made them popular, but trying to also get that pop vibe in the chorus. That's why you'll find really dark riffs and guitar harmonies contrasted by a more catchy chorus. That's what makes them unique and that's what makes this lesson interesting to any metal lover who wants to play or compose classic heavy metal.
Tonality, Chord Progression & Scales:
If you've been folowing my metal and thrash metal lessons, you already know that most of this music is in minor keys, and that the favorite mode is Phrygian. This is not an exception! The key is D minor, and the apparition of Eb reflects that we are talking about Phrygian mode, the third mode of the major scale. Learn more about it HERE. You'll also find the use of Locrian mode, Blues Scale and Phrygian Major mode so get into the different parts to learn more about the theory behind this lesson.
This is a rhythm lesson suitable for beginners who want to get into hard work and metal. In this one, we’ll cover alternate picking, down picking, palm muting power chords and riffing.
I used LePoin plugins to create the guitar tone. These are free amp emulators that are extremely recommended. The cabinet used for this guitar tone is HyBrit which is a Marshall amp emulation and before it a tube screamer emulation. Check out the settings: