This was extremely tight and even. If I had this technique my home recordings would reach a new level *Kris is off practicing*. Thanks Marcus
Great work out and a nice collection of rhythmic patterns! And as Kris said... tight and neat
Thatwasssss Precise !
Awesome. I def. need to do this lesson
Wow this was awesome! I really liked the composition that goes with the lesson!
What a workout!!! Great stuff Marcus!!
Awesome execution Marcus. Beautiful riffing. I can see many takes of this one in the REC program. Superize will probably be the 1st to have a go
Reminds me of Jon Shaffer from Iced Earth, especially the muted pronouncing at the end!
Are you growing a beard Marcus?
Yeah! Good job Marcus! you really know the technique.
Awesome, first-class lesson!
Thanks a lot guys This lesson was a lot of fun for me, after all I am a rhythm guitarist and yes, Jon likes such things too and uses them a lot for Iced Earth. I'm really looking forward to some of your takes on the REC program
PS: shouldn't you be paying attention to my hands instead of my beard?
and even more great to see another lesson from you, it was way overdue.
Beardcore!!! Excellent stuff ...
Lol, beardwhat??? Is this a new form of metal now?? By the way, I just uploaded the backing track to my section in the forum, so whoever wants to practice, feel free to download it there.
Nice! I've been waiting for a new lesson from you! Great workout man! Cheers!
It is now, Marcus! Saw some metalhead wearing a shirt with that on it a few days ago and liked it! Probably because I grew a beard a few years ago after the goatee I had for years before that ... Glad to see you are joining the club ...
hi marcus, yeah this rhythm got a bit of everything in it! very cool for learning timing as well...excellent job!
Wow so cool! You keep rocking Marcus!
Marcus! Very good lesson! Keep them coming! I like the rings on your fretting hand. It's cool!
What an awesome Metal lesson, the guitar sound is incredible, fat and punchy. The riffing is tight and precise
Excelent Marcus! This is very inspiring. I'm impressed of your rhythm playing & sound. This lesson (and how it sounds) shows how important is to have a strong rhythmic technique.
ps: I love that guitar.
Great riffing and overall sound!
Marcus this lesson is fantastic! I can't wait to get back home from my trip, grasp my guitar and start practicing it! Waiting for your lessons always pays off:)
A very cool lesson that will be very important to those aspiring rhythm players (me included). I also think the very tight nature of the lesson will open some eyes and get people to put more effort in to first class rhythm playing (which I think may be somewhat overlooked).
Nice to see another lesson from you Marcus! And a great rhythm workout, like it a lot. Thanks again
You play great man that was supertight and cool sounding. No wonder!
Thanks everybody, good to hear you liked this little workout And yes, tight rhythm playing is more than important, not only in Metal of course.
Very cool. Love the sound, and guitar. lp's just warm my heart
Really cool riffing! Bookmarked:)
Great lesson Marcus!
Thanks guys, and with my next lesson I will make sure to shave and take off my rings, some of you are easily distracted
Thanks for another GREAT rhythm lesson
Very cool lesson, and tight riffing!
Can't wait to get started on this
Wow, You know Your metal!! Awesome!
Really cool & useful lesson Marcus \m/
Useful stuff Pretty much my style
But well maybe it's so because I love Blind Guardian.
What's more powerful and awesome than the chorus of Valhalla live?
Maybe the chorus of the Bard Song? Thanks guys
Nice one Marcus!. Nice sounding and great playing
Awesome riffing lesson Marcus!
Wirklich gut Marcus !
Great one Marcus!
Majestic! Great job, Marcus
oh man, this takes my rhythm practice to a whole new level... And I thought I had some advantage there, given that I'm a former bass player. How wrong can I be . Thanks for the great lesson, will work on it for sure...
Thanks guys, I am happy you liked the lesson
Amazing sense of rythm! Sounds authentic!!!
Wow, uber great riffing and tone, thanks Marcus!!
Thanks Muris & Sergio
I'm thinking I could really use this to warm up!
Great tut. I have to ask though, why does everyone insist on drop tuning? I hate having to jack up my Floyd Rose to play a song. I don't mean to sound negative, I just hate to retune. Thanks for a great practice though.
perhaps I spoke too soon, at least in this case. Playing in dropped E gives a killer 80's metal sound and feel. I just used my Gibson LesPaul, so no worries on a Floyd Rose. Thanks again, this rocks!
Wow, so this lesson is considered to be a clasic? I am honored! Very cool!
great lesson cant wait to get to this one
Hi everybody and welcome to another lesson here on GMC, this time dealing with metal rhythm guitars again. In contrast to last time today we take a look at some faster stuff, this is a very good training for your alterante picking and your palm muting. Specially the palm muting needs some attention here because there are a lot of accented notes that have to be played unmuted, so definitely pay attention to this. You will see that I am not only using normal chords, but also a lot of single note patterns, I like them to break things up a bit, and it also gives me the option to add some harmony voices in the end (a fifth to the main voice)
Make sure your alternate picking is very steady, pay attention to your palm muting and have a lot of fun practicing.
Equipment used for this lesson:
Guitar: Gibson Les Paul Standard Premium Plus with EMG 81 Pickups
Amp: Fractal Audio Axe-FX Ultra (with Multi-Amp setup: Tripple Rctifier & Mark IV)
Drums & Bass: Sample Tank
Recorded with Pro Tools