April 19, 2018


Steal This Song Idea - Episode 1- Midwest Emo Idea

Midwest Emo Guitar Song Idea

Hey, Steve here. This is the first video in a series (hopefully!), where we will look at how to write like a particular band by looking at short snippets of songs. I plan to do one idea per video, and try out many ideas as we progress through the series. I aim to give some ideas for you, as well as insight into how to write such ideas and how I approach song writing. For this video I look at writing a Midwest Emo idea. Hope you dig it.
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Episode 1 – Midwest Emo Idea

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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!