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Sounding Evil Without Detuning

Jeremiah Rowell (122) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3

Another way to add that extra evil twist to a song is dissonant chords (for lack of a better, or 'proper' name) like the ones that Six Feet Under uses.

The following is the second riff in Remains of You:



|---------------------------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------------------------| |-----------------5-----------------------------6---------| |--2--------------3--------------5--------------4---------| |--0--------------3--------------3--------------4---------|


If I remember right the second and fourth chords are a 5th-Root-5th construction, which sounds evil as hell if used sparingly. Below is a standard C Power Chord (Root-5th) and a Dissonant C Power Chord (5th-Root-5th).

C (Root-5th)
C (5th-Root-5th)