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
phrasing technique, question, answer, licks, rock licks, phrase imitation, Steve Lukather, Steve Stevens, Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons, Neal Schonby Guido Bungenstock
Scrubbing / forward / rewind: arrow right, arrow left keys Jump to start: Home or `s` , you can also click/tap the lesson part again (the numbers above player) Go to next part: PageUP or End. ( iOS: swipe right or left over video ) Volume: ArrowUp / ArrowDown keys Go to any part: Number keys (combinations also possible) Pause or play: `k` or space key Fullscreen: `f`, esc to close
Welcome to this lesson based on the style of Kings of leon, a very popular band formed in Nashville in 2000 by Caleb Followill (Lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Nathan Followill (drums), Jared Followill (Bass) and Matthew Followill (Lead guitar).
Their music has evolved from a Blues and Southern rock to a more alternative rock style that took them to the mainstream thanks to big hits like “Sex on fire”, “Use somebody" and “Notion”, among many others. In this lesson I covered their composing and arranging style based on their alternative rock side.
Tonality, Chord Progression & Scales:
This tune is in G major. Their chord progressions are usually simple and based on the most used pop rock ones but with a very clever and interesting production and guitar arranging. In this lesson I show how they create amazing atmospheres with the use of triads and simple repetitive melodies that become interesting with the movement of the chords in the background. They are a good examples of less is more, they use a few notes on their guitar arrangement but sound epic. I will share all the details and tricks to get and apply this in the slow video part texts.
This is not a tricky lesson, so it’s great for beginners who want to train their picking and strumming abilities but also for more advanced guitarists who want to get ideas and concepts behind arranging and composing modern rock songs.
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 Poulin HyBrit which is a Marshall Emulation. Check out the settings: