Post Rock

by Gabriel Leopardi

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  • Welcome to my lesson covering a wide style called “Post Rock”!

    “Post-rock is a subgenre of rock music characterized by the influence and use of instruments commonly associated with rock, but using rhythms and "guitars as facilitators of timbre and textures" not traditionally found in rock. Post-rock musicians often produce instrumental music.” - Wikipedia.

    This tune is part of a paralell project in which I’m working that is called “Estallando desde el Oceano”. This is the first time that I make public one of this new pieces. “Estallando desde el Oceano” will combine instrumental post rock music with visual works. Every song will always include a videoclip.

    Music Style:
    This style is usually dominated by instrumental music that features simple ideas that evolve in a very expresive way with the addition of layers that create very interesting textures. This piece is based on guitars and we will also find bass and drums, as well as some electro loops and a synth. We could say that this tune is influenced by bands like Explosions In The Sky, Mongwai, The Best Pessimist and Sigur Ros.

    Tonality, Chord Progression & Scales:
    This song is in A minor. This is a very simple progression that combines triadic chords with some repetitive ideas and simple melodies.
    I created the melodies using A minor scale. You can find the chord progression in the tabs.

    Techniques:
    Post Rock isn’t a difficult style to play, everything is flavored by feeling and tone/fxs. You have to be very precise and let your soul talk through your hands.

    Sound:
    I used a Pod preset called “Casbah” to record this song. It combines the Brit P-75 BRT head with the 412 Blackjack 30 cabinet.

    Tuning:
    I used standard 440. 

    Tempo: 
    90 bpm

    Ok guys, I hope that you enjoy this lesson. Feel free to contact me if you have any question.

    Let’s start dreaming...

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