P.O.D. style

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the P.O.D style lesson !

    P.O.D is one of most popular NuMetal bands from the Milenium period. This was a weird time for guitar playing. Sadly guitar solos were not warm welcome that much (refering to mainstream media) but Riffs had some kind of evolution. We had the classic concepts combined with modern, heavy tone. Riffs were powerful and repeatable. I believe bands from that period are great as a workout for intermediate players - pure energy with less focus on things going on around. It makes them perfect for polishing your rhythm playing accuracy.


    Gear used (in order of connection chain placement):

    1. Custom built guitar (alder body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard), loaded with SD SH-4 bridge pickup
    2. Presonus Inspire 1394 firewire audio interface (input gain 40%)
    3. Poulin LeXtac vst plug-in:
    - Channel - blue
    - Input 50%
    - Gain 70%
    - Pre EQ - brighter
    - Bass 50%
    - Middle 40%
    - Treble 50%
    - Contour 100%
    4. Kefir impulse loader (mix 100%)
    5. Impulse - Catharsis s-preshigh
    6. Cubase VST amp rack chorus (for middle-part guitar only) - rate 1.0, width 20.0
    7. Cubase stereo delay. Send level = -13 dB. Left delay = 360 ms, Right delay = 500 ms. Mix 100%. Feedback 20%


    Tuning - dropped D (D6 A5 D4 G3 B2 E1)


    Backing track progression (proper for drop-tuned guitar):

    4/4 ||: Em | Am C | C | D Bm | Em | Am C | G | D Em :||
    ||: C | C | Em | Em | Am | Am D | G | G :||
    ||:Em | Em | Em | Em | Em | Em | Em | Em :||
    C | C | Em | Em | Am | Am D | G | G |
    Em | Em | Em | Em | Em | Em | Em ||


    Tempo: Main song tempo is 160 bpm. There are backing tracks available at 70, 80, 100, 120, 140 and 160 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this lesson:

    E-minor

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