Petrucci Style - Seven Strings Rhythms

by Joe Kataldo

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  • Petrucci Style - Seven Strings Rhythms - B minor - 100 bpm

    As you probably know I'm a big fun of Dream Theater and John Petrucci, and you can hear his influences in many metal lessons of mine, today I'm proud to present to you a lessons on his rhythm style, something reminiscent of Liquid Tension Experiment albums (Dream Theather former members side Project).

    The study is quite easy, is divided in three parts, I've tried to put a typical element of his style in each of them:

    1. Opening riff
    2. Main Riff
    3. Second Riff

    everything starts on the left channel and after a couple of bars a second guitar kicks with a sixteenth note sequence played in harmony, then the full band kicks with the main riff, alternating power chords and seventh string riffing. The last part is arpeggiated with a fairy amount of distortion to obtain note clarity, specially on the extended chords like C#5/b9.

    This study can be easily adapted for a six string guitar, so even if you don't own a seven strings guitars, you can still enjoy this lesson.

    Keep Rocking,

    Joe Kataldo

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