Pillar Style

by Cosmin Lupu

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  • Howdy GMC’ers!

    It’s time to hone our rhythm chops today by analyzing a few things regarding the style of the christian metal band called Pillar!

    Who’s Pillar?

    Pillar is a Christian rock band currently located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their music is a combination of alternative metal, post grunge and hard rock, promoting a positive message through their lyrics and combining, heavy, tight riffs with catchy melodies and groovy rhythms.

    Their most important albums are "Fireproof", "Where do we go from here", "The reckoning" and "For the Love of the game".

    Here’s what this lesson will help you develop:

    - better rhythm chops and sense
    - palm muting and riff articulations
    - combining power chords with intervals and chords.

    You can start by tuning your axes to drop D and focusing on a tight and exact approach!

    Let’s rock!

    Tuning: Drop D (D A D G B E)

    Meter: 4/4

    Tonality: D minor

    Scales: D minor/ D blues

    Tone settings: I used a POD Farm tone (the file is called drop C) which you can download and use for yourselves by accessing this thread: POD Farm Tones

    I would suggest a closer look on my Metal Metrics series, for further development of your modern metal riffage!

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