Nothing But Thieves

by Gabriel Leopardi

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  • Hi GMC!

    Welcome to my new lesson in of Nothing But Thieves, an English Alternative rock band, formed in 2012 in Essex, England.

    Music Style:
    They are considered alternative rock with elements from electronic, pop and even stoner rock. I can hear influences by bands like Radiohead and Muse in their music, but they also have a very personal style thanks to a killer singer, that reminds to Jeff Buckley, catchy songs, creative guitar work and a tasty use of synths. In this lesson I’ve tried to re-created all their musical elements based on their most powerful songs.

    Tonality, Chord Progression & Scales:
    This tune is in E minor key so everything is related to this scale, both the riffs, and the chords progressions. You’ll find mostly power chords here, but there are also some minor chords. In the last section, I play a melody based on E Phrygian major mode, which is a mode that is used subtly in some of their songs combined with minor aeolian.

    Techniques:
    This lesson combines riffs, power chords and lead melodies. It’s a great exercise for late beginner and intermediate players.

    Sound:
    I used Fractal Ax8's Dual Rectifier emulation + Waves GTR Fuzz Pedal plug in, Cubase 9.5 to record audio and midi, Addictive Drums II for drums and Trillian for bass.

    Tuning: Standard 440 hz


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