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Unformatted text preview: • 1980’s Metal Bands o Largely based in Los Angeles Motley Crue Slayer Dokken Quiet Riot Metallica Poison Guns ‘n’ Roses o Several world-wide groups: Loudness (Japan) Europe (Sweden) o Style Characteristics Abandonment of blues sounds, techniques: no slides, bends Almost no use of 12-bar blues progressions Melodies (solos) based on diatomic scales (not blues scales) Chord progressions based on guitar techniques, move by 1-2 frets = disjunct or angular progressions • Extremely fast tempos • Rapid scale passages (thrashes) • Tapping is common Metallica, Master Puppets...
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- Spring '08
- Heavy metal music, British heavy metal, Judas Priest, Unusual harmonic progressions, Virtuosic guitar solos, steady rock beat