Poison Style

by Ben Higgins

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  • Welcome to my new lesson in the style of Poison!

    "Poison is an American glam metal band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. Poison has sold over 45 million records worldwide. The band's breakthrough debut album, the multi-platinum Look What the Cat Dragged In, was released in 1986 and they hit their peak with the second album, Open Up and Say... Ahh!, which became the band's most successful album, being certified 5x platinum in the US." - Wikipedia

    Poison are one of the big guys to emerge during the 80's glam metal scene, sometimes known as hair metal. Their songs were riff driven and generally focused on much of the same topics that their contemporaries were singing about: good times, women and... err... good times.. and women too.

    Their classic line up features guitarist C.C. DeVille. DeVille has a very traditional hard rock style, no doubt influenced by bands such as Kiss, Aerosmith and many other US & British rock bands of the 70's. His lead guitar playing usually features pentatonic licks with wild bends and whammy bar scoops.

    This lesson will work on:

    -Rhythm guitar
    -Palm muting
    -Use of sus4 chords
    -Alternate picking
    -Bending

    Tuning: E A D G B E - Standard Tuning

    Tempo: 155 bpm

    Key: A

    Gear:
    Nick Crow 8505 Amp Plugin, Guitar Suite Tube Screamer, Poulin LeCab 2.

    Scales:

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