Nightwish Style

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the Nightwish Style lesson !

    Lesson dedicated for beginners. Perfect start with essential powerchords playing, palm muting and basic melodic content.
    Good workout for tight timing and tone control from the hand. Fully arranged backing track will make your practise more enjoyable...just like being in the real band.

    You don't necessary have to use guitar loaded with active pickups, but at least having a passive humbucker in the bridge position is recommended.



    Gear used (in order of connection chain placement):

    1. Bloody Mary Custom guitar with EMG81 bridge pickup
    2. Presonus Inspire 1394 firewire audio interface (input gain 40%)
    3. Cubase 7 integrated compressor for slight boost (+5 d) and more american-kind of input compression
    5. 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 (6th string detuned to D)

    Backing track progression:

    4/4
    ||: Dm | F | C | G | Dm | F | C | G :||
    ||: Dm | F | C | G | Dm | F | C | G :||








    Tempo: Main song tempo is 127 bpm. There are backing tracks available at 50, 65, 80, 95, 110 and 127 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this lesson:

    D-minor










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