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Nov 2, 2012 | 11:55 PM EDT
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2.7 MB
1 min 10 sec
4.17 / 5.00

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Rated 4.17 / 5 stars
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Metal, Rock - Heavy Metal

Author Comments

I am attempting to conjure images of warriors shortly before a battle.
I recorded this as a short song designed to teach specific aspects of playing music in a power metal band. This one is about simple lead melodies and effective palm muting. Also, it makes me want to finish that catapult in my backyard and lay siege to my neighbor.
Interestingly enough in heraldry the crossed swords in the icon depict a readiness to fight... if they are pointing down it means the fight is over.
The more you know...
Are you still reading? Pick up your sword! My neighbor's mailbox ain't gonna slay itself!



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

The beginning of the piece (until 00:34) is quite well done! It does indeed sound very epic, and the melody is quite nice. The instruments aren't perfectly in sync here, but that's just a small flaw.

However, the last part of the piece is unfortunately not of the same quality. The instruments are 'really' out of sync and the guitar riff sounds quite generic. It's almost as though the final part was rushed, which is a shame considering how awesome the beginning was.

Anyway, I guess it's fair enough for teaching purposes, as the techniques you describe are quite easy to distinguish. I don't play the guitar very well myself, though, so I'm afraid there's not much feedback I can give regarding specific playstyles.

All in all, a decent composition. Keep up the good work!

guitarmandan responds:

Hey Eagle! Thanks for the constructive criticism. The last part is a little more generic in order to drive the point home about the technique being taught. I do admit there are some timing issues, but I seem to be having some latency problems between my computer and recording interface which makes it really hard to sync things up... I play it in time... but then its not.... its pretty frustrating. Something I need to work out for sure.
I could definitely spice that last section up with maybe a well played solo or a continuation of the lead guitar.
I think you've inspired me to flesh the idea out more. I definitely need to fix this latency issue before I record something else though.