Progressive Metal Rock

by Guido Bungenstock

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  • Hi Guys,

    Welcome to my lesson No. 42

    Let's take a look at a progressive metal rock tune here.

    I chose the typical song structure AABA for this.

    The first A Part is the riff guitar part (tuned to D) and then on the next A Part I start with my solo (played in standard tuning).
    The B Section is the bridge and perfectly shows the connection between the keyboards and the guitar melody. Some unusual chords underneath, this makes it so progressive.



    INTRO 0:00-0:02
    | Dm | % |

    A Part 0:03-0:16
    | Dm | % | % | Badd#11 A7/C# |
    | Dm | % | % | Amadd#5 Bb Eb|

    A Part 0:17-0:30
    | Dm | % | % | Badd#11 A7/C# |
    | Dm | % | % | Amadd#5 Bb Eb|


    B Part 0:31-0:44
    | F7 | E7us4 E7 | Asus2 | Eb#4|
    | A7M9/C# | G/C | F/EB | Eb |

    A Part 0:45-1:06
    | Dm | % | % | Badd#11 A7/C#7 |
    | Dm | % | % | Amadd#5 Bb Eb|

    Dm |
    Have fun! ;-)

    Final words

    I tried to transcribe as close as possible. Specially in the Guitar Pro 5 you'll find all this little extras!

    Cheers - Guido

    Technical specifications
    Guitar: Music Man Luke II
    Strings: D'Addario NYXL 009
    Audio Interface: Focusrite Saffire PRO 24
    Recording SW: Logic 10, several plugins
    Amp(Only for Monitor): Peavey JSX Top with Marshall 2x12" V30

    Kemper Profiling Amp: BOGNAR XTC MERGED

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    RHYTHM GUITAR:
    Tune 2 steps down D, G, C, F, A, D

    SOLO GUITAR:
    Standard Tuning E, A, D, G, B, E

    Tempo: 140 BPM



















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