Commonly Used Chords in Math Rock & Emo Styles Lesson

Hi, Steve, here. This is a remake of my very first video. In that video I looked at commonly used chords in math rock, emo styles such as midwest emo, emo pop, emo revival music, and so on. I'll be doing the same in this video, but hopefully it'll be better! You can find the chords below. Thanks.

Chords for Math Rock & Emo

math rock chords

math rock chords


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

I recommend the gear you see below as 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!


Songs I played in The Video

This is one of the songs I play in the video. It is called Incandescent, by my band Mountains. Below is our music video for the song!