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Unformatted text preview: 1980s 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