Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Palm Mutalicious Drop D down a half step Guitar Licks

Palm muting is a great way to "heavy" up some guitar licks and when combined with a drop tuning it can yield some cool sounds. Today we are using a lot of palm muting and tuning down to Drop D down half a step:
C# G# C# F# A# D#. There are four guitar licks played in sequence. Please ignore the black space between the two clips. The first guitar riff starts with a reverse gallop rhythm and throws in some power chord shapes that take advantage of the drop tuning. The second and third lick throw in some 16th notes to speed things up a little. The fourth guitar lick uses 6th note groupings of 16th notes called sextuplets. Here is the guitar tab and video.