Stratovarius Style Lesson

by Lian Gerbino

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  • Hi there, I´m glad to stay here once again. This time, we´ll take a look at the well known band called Stratovarius. One of the most popular Power Metal bands of all times and one of my favorite as well :)

    I wrote this short tune to show you some licks used by them. In there, I´ve included some classic licks from the band as well as some techniques so popular in their sound too. so, take this etude step by step and have fun.

    We have 3 basic parts.
    In the first one, we´ll focus on riff/intro, using alternate picking and 3-notes-per-string scale at the end.

    In second one, we play some alternate picking over a classic string skipping pattern.

    In the last one, we use fast picking and string skipping.

    Special thanks to: vintageplaya666, superize, Canis, Caelumamittendum who requested this lesson in my board.

    Chords: are included in every video.
    Used scales: A Harmonic minor,A Melodic minor.
    Bar: 4/4
    Notes: Eighth/ Eighth Triplet/ Sixteenth
    Tune Down: 1/2 step
    TEMPO: 185 bpm

    As some of you know, I use a POD xt to rec all my lessons. from now I´ll include the settings of every sound for members who wants to learn how is made every preset. Take in mind that same settings in other gear will produce a different sound, but, as we talked at the forum, this could be cool for some members, so enjoy!

    Sound Guide:
    Amp model: JCM 800 (marshall)
    Drive 6.4
    Bass 4.9
    Middle 5.2
    Treble 7.2
    Presence 6.2

    Small room Reverb:
    Predelay 0%
    Decay 42 %
    Tone 61%
    Mix 16%

    If you have any problems let me know. Take care. I hope you like this lesson, see you around.

    Lian Gerbino

    A melodic minor.jpg

    A harmonic minor.jpg
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