Power Metal Rhythm & Solo (Intermediate)

by Lian Gerbino

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  • Hi there, welcome to another lesson. This time I´ll show you a cool solo I composed 5 years ago, for a power metal band where I played called Elendil.

    This solo is in the G minor scale over these chords:

    Only when I play over C#-C I change the scale during these 2 bars.

    So, we have 2 parts to work on.

    First: the rhythm part.
    Here we use powerchords, some notes between the chords, octaves, always using alternate picking.

    Second: the solo part.
    Here use alternate picking, bends, vibratos.

    So, I hope this lesson helps to develop your own solos! Take this lesson step by step and have fun!

    Chords: included in every video.
    Used scales: G minor, mostly
    Bar: 4/4
    Tune Down: 1/2 step
    TEMPO: 150 bpm

    As some of you know, I use a POD xt to rec all my lessons. In my board you´ll find my presets ;) On the other hand, here´re the settings for people who wants.

    Amp model: based on Soldano Slo-100
    Drive 9
    Bass 4.9
    Middle 5
    Treble 6.8
    Presence 7

    Small room Reverb:
    Predelay 0%
    Decay 42 %
    Tone 50%
    Mix 43%

    Remember: Same settings in other gear will produce a different sound, but, as we´ve talked at the forum, this could be cool for some members, so enjoy!

    If you have any problems let me know. Take care. See you all around.

    Lian Gerbino

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