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Mr Matt
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:00 pm
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:50 am 

We all have probably seen those instructional videos from the 80's and 90's from Yngwie, Paul Gilbert, Vinnie Moore, Michael Romeo, etc. I really love those videos and they helped me a lot, but does anyone know of any instructional videos from any death metal guitarists? Thanks. (First post ever on the forum so forgive me if I forget anything.)

Mallcore Kid

Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:26 pm
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:32 pm 

Not a video, but for riffs this is a great read: http://www.invisibleoranges.com/riffage-carcass-inpropagation/

The tab is useful for learning the song, but the understanding the way Bill Steer could take a single riff and get a ton of mileage out it is the real meat of the article. Don't be intimidated by the music theory lingo, it's very easy to understand when you apply it to the neck of your guitar. For example: The flat 9(very common in death metal) is simply the first fret on your lowest string and all of its octaves.

Diminished scales are also very common in death metal. They each have 8 notes and follow this formula: half-step, whole-step, half, whole ect. The other starts with the whole step: whole, half, whole, half, ect.

half step is one fret and a whole step is two frets.

Hope this helped!

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