If famous bands were video games

by Gabriel Leopardi

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  • Hello GMC!

    I've composed a special medley based on how classic video games soundtrack would sound played by the biggest rock bands ever. In this lesson you'll discover how would sound Super Mario Bross theme player by Dragonforce, Wonder Boy by The Strokes, Castlevania by Jamiroquai, Mortal Kombat by Linkin Park, Tomb Raider theme by Led Zeppelin, among many others.

    The idea of this lesson is to learn a cool sounding tune that combines techniques and guitar arrangements used by the most popular rock bands but also to give ideas on how to re-arrange songs. That's why we will use this lesson as an excuse to polish your technique, to learn new theory stuff, to analyze the style of your favorite bands and to incorporate some new composing and arranging tricks.

    Complete list with links to videogames original themes:

    1. Judas Priest goes Doom
    2. System of a down goes Prince of Persia
    3. The Strokes goes Wonder Boy
    4. Dick Dale goes Tetris
    5. Muse goes The Legend of Zelda
    6. Survivor goes Street Fighter II
    7. Van Halen goes Sonic
    8. Deep Purple goes Double Dragon
    9. Linkin Park goes Mortal Kombat
    10. Dragonforce goes Mario Bros
    11. Jamiroquai goes Castlevania
    12. Iron Maiden goes Mega man II
    13. Santana goes Out Run
    14. Social distortion goes Golden Axe
    15. Sublime goes Monkey Island
    16. Tigres del norte goes Punch Out!
    17. The Who goes Duck Tales
    18. Nickelback goes Contra
    19. Daft Punk goes Teenage Turtles Ninja
    20. Led Zeppelin goes Tomb Raider

    Tuning: Standard 440.

    Tempo: Different tempos starts at 220.

    I've used my Lojo Rosa T guitar connected to my soundcard. I've used many different sounds to record this lesson based on Poulin Amp Simulators, mostly HyBrit amp to create both the distorted and clean tones. Most of these tones and some tutorials on how to use these plug ins can be found here: LINK. I've used Cubase to record everything, Trilian for bass and Adictive Drums 2.
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