January 18, 2018

Beginners Math Rock Lesson

How to Play Math Rock?

Hello, Steve here. In this video I want to teach you some basics of math rock guitar. The lesson is separated into three segments, first, some math rock style chords, secondly we'll take these chords, and use them to practice some math rock style rhythm exercises, and lastly, we'll touch upon odd time and compound time signatures. In each section you'll learn some simple music theory too, great stuff! You can find tabs for all the exercises below, and if you would like a Guitar Pro version of the exercises, head over to my patreon page, and become a patron, thanks.




Beginners Math Rock Examples & Exercises


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Recommended Gear For Those New To Playing Math Rock & Emo Styles

These pieces of gear are a good place to start. A telecaster has that characteristic sound you'll hear on many of your favorite records. Stick it in the middle pickup position, and you'll have that desired sound straight away. The Yamaha THR5 is perfect for home practice, and has a bunch of modulation effects so you can try those out to see if you want to make them as part of your core sound. I have chorus on all the time. A compression pedal is very useful for tapping so I recommend trying one of those out, and lastly an overdrive to add more gain when needed!