TesseracT Style

by Cosmin Lupu

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  • Ahoy GMC'rs!

    Time for some big djent/prog riffs with a lesson emulating the style of TesseracT - atmosphere, big riffs, odd metric and dynamics are the words that can describe the style presented in this lesson!

    Now, some of you might be wondering who these guys are:

    Tesseract (often stylized as TesseracT) are a British progressive metal band formed in 2007. They are currently signed to Century Media Records. They are credited as one of the bands to pioneer the 'djent' movement in progressive metal. As of 2013 Tesseract have released two studio albums, One and Altered State. - Wikipedia

    The skills you will be developing after having this lesson mastered:

    - riffing
    - understanding odd time signatures
    - clean picking
    - orchestration in the style of Tesseract

    Here are the tech specs:

    Homework included: See Part 11 for an assignment based on altering Part 3 of this lesson in order to mold it to other time signatures!

    Tempo: 90 BPM

    Scale: D minor

    Tuning: Drop A - A E A D F# B

    Time signature: 7/8. 6/8, 4/4, 2/4

    Tone settings:

    - Riff: AMT SS20 Lead Channel, having the Bass at 12 O'clock, the Mids at 10 and the Highs at 3 O'clock, while the gain is somewhere around 11 O'clock.
    - Clean: AMT SS20 Clean Channel, having the Bass at 11 O'clock, the Mids at 9 and the Highs at 12 O'clock, while the gain is somewhere around 2 O'clock.


    - DAW added reverb/delay over the Part 4 and 5 sections (Variverb pluggin)
    - Suhr Shiba Drive for boosting the tone in all the riff sections

    Guitar: PRS Mike Mushok baritone (Bridge position)

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