Meshuggah Style Lesson

by Ramiro Delforte

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  • Hello GMC! This lesson is dedicated to the style of one of the most cool bands of the prog-death or math-death: MESHUGGAH. They are Swedish and have been playing since 1987. The most remarkable feature of the guitar players (Fredrik Thordendal, Marten Hagström) are the great additive riffs that they create. They used 7 string guitars but recently Ibanez made a custom 8 string guitar for both players to create more of that really heavy riffing. Fredrik Thordendal also have some cool record with the participation of the drummer Morgan Ågren named “Sol Niger Within”.

    Some of the records that I recommend to listen are:

    * Destroy, Erase, Improve (1995)
    * Nothing (2002)
    * Catch Thirtythree
    * obZen

    This lesson is great to explore the world of odd rhythmic patterns memorization. You'll hear the first part has some strange grouping and measure. Also the lesson is based on additive patterns and of course that I use odd time signatures.

    You may notice that I use a normal 6 string guitar and I told you that they use 7 and 8 stringed guitars. I tuned the guitar a diminished fifth below the normal tuning.

    6 sting - Bb
    5 sting - Eb
    4 sting - Ab
    3 sting - Db
    2 sting - F
    1 sting - Bb

    I hope you enjoy the heavy riffs!

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