Godsmack Style Lesson

by Gabriel Leopardi

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  • Hi GMC! I’m back with a new lesson in the style of Godsmack requested by Skalde, Toofister, Rolls & Audiopaal in my personal board.

    This band is a very interesting New Metal band with a strong sound based in dropped-C tuned Gibson Les Paul guitars and Mesa Booggie amps (dual/trial rectifiers).

    The most distinctive guitar aspects are the repetitive riffs, octave chords, pentatonic solos and the slow grooves. But you must know that the singer’s voice and the drummer arrangements are also very important characteristics in Godsmack Style.

    The tonalities in their songs are always minor and the most used scale in their solos, riffs and progressions is the Phrygian Minor Mode. This mode is like a minor scale with the b2nd and Major 3rd.

    In this lesson I tried to apply all these things to create a tune that illustrates their guitar style. I used Dropped C tuning as well as my Gibson Les Paul with a Mesa Boogie simulator from my pod X3 live.

    Dropped C tuning: CGCFAD

    I hope that you enjoy the lesson!

    See you!

    Gabriel.-

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