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* Tabs for "The Rising" are available on my website (see link below). Make sure to read the information about TuxGuitar if you don't have Guitar Pro! The tuning is drop C.
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This is my second metal composition for YouTube! All of these riffs were written during the past 3 months, and I spent quite a bit of time coming up with an arrangement that worked. It was more challenging than "Arrival", because there are 4 tempo and time signature changes in the song! I had to experiment a bit to make the transitions between these sections smooth, but I'm pretty happy with the finished product. I think it's quite different from my first song ("Arrival"), but hopefully you will like it!
As usual, I recorded all guitar and bass (pitch-shifted guitar) tracks direct using my Line 6 POD X3. Drum tracks were created using Toontrack EZdrummer with the Drumkit from Hell add-on (thanks to RedSGShredder for the suggestion). I used REAPER (DAW software) to record, mix, and master the tracks on my computer. Eventually I'll write a bit about this recording process on my website. Note that in the video I'm simply demonstrating how to play the main guitar parts. The guitar I used in this video and for the recording is a Washburn X50 Pro FE (except for the clean part, for which I used a Yamaha Pacifica 112).