How to Play Future Breed Machine by Meshuggah (Guitar Lesson)


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Dennis Hodges

Future Breed Machine

Dennis Hodges teaches this pummeling metal song from the band Meshuggah. He teaches this song on a 6 string guitar, but there is supplemental content for 7 strings as well.

Taught by Dennis Hodges in Metal Songs with Dennis seriesLength: 56:12Difficulty: 4.5 of 5


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jake snakejake snake replied on November 27th, 2015

One of my favorite songs. Thanks Dennis!

adamhrockadamhrock replied on March 12th, 2013

I can't imagine how long this took to transcribe. You rule Dennis!!

dennis.hodgesdennis.hodges replied on March 12th, 2013

it took longer to NOTATE it than figure it out, believe it or not!

jboothjbooth replied on March 11th, 2013

Should have this fixed and playing on iOs and Android soon! Forgive the delay :)

steven ringersteven ringer replied on March 11th, 2013

well, looks like i'll be occupied for a while.

SodaPopSodaPop replied on March 8th, 2013

would it be approipriate to email some at WC and thank them?

kevinacekevinace replied on March 11th, 2013

I'm compiling a list of "thanks" from members and will send to our rep there!

dennis.hodgesdennis.hodges replied on March 8th, 2013

wow! glad this is back, and good to hear about a deal w/ WC!

kevinacekevinace replied on March 8th, 2013

This one is now back from the dead as we've wrapped up a licensing deal with Warner/Chappell (a great, great company).

thesnowdogthesnowdog replied on March 8th, 2013

Great news. Thanks for persevering.

Jason.MounceJason.Mounce replied on March 8th, 2013

w00t w00t!!

deoxysdeoxys replied on November 20th, 2009

Is this music ?sounds more like noise and clutter.Technical difficulty doesn't mean that it is always going to be a good song.

ihasbenihasben replied on November 22nd, 2009

In addition to the guitars being fun and have complex timing, aren't we here to improve techniques? Oh wait I must be in the wrong place then!

nate_thegreatnate_thegreat replied on November 20th, 2009

deoxy, try to listen past the speed and distortion, and you'll see that its actually more musical than you think. that being said, some people just don't like metal, so you're free to have that opinion

nate_thegreatnate_thegreat replied on November 20th, 2009

although....this song maybe is a bit less musical than most metal...haha. no wait, not less musical...just, less traditional.

sonicboi222sonicboi222 replied on January 19th, 2010

this song is really beautiful in its own way. if you listen closely through the outside shell of noise and clutter, you will find such musical complexity that will make you want to listen closely throughout the whole song :) i love this song...but can't play it-_-

headbanger245headbanger245 replied on November 27th, 2009

dude this is one of the best songs you've done yet! But we SO need some Opeth! Although by the time I master this song, you'll probably have gone through like another 12 lessons. Cant wait to tackle this monster!

mybalzmybalz replied on November 24th, 2009

YESSSSSS!!!! Meshuggah, Dennis your the MAN!!!

timrtimr replied on November 22nd, 2009

awesome lesson Dennis! ...it looks like the tab for the bridge is missing (for 6 string) ?

jonathon594jonathon594 replied on November 22nd, 2009

it was a bit... out there

deoxysdeoxys replied on November 22nd, 2009

Not that i hate metal,but i had to be true what i felt abut this song .Well this is my opinion you guys can have different tastes no problem.

tomdtomd replied on November 21st, 2009

deoxy what are you talking about? the breakdown and the solo are beautiful. (:

cyanide cloudcyanide cloud replied on November 20th, 2009

You sure are cranking out the videos like a machine! Awesome Lesson Denis.

J.artmanJ.artman replied on November 19th, 2009

Finally! Epic

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About Dennis Hodges View Full Biography For better or worse, Dennis Hodges cannot stop playing music, and (he hopes) will never stop playing music.

Growing up in Flint, Michigan, Dennis had a tremendous passion for drawing. He couldn't stop copying moves from bands he saw on MTV, though, and it didn't help that his parents filled the house with Santana, Stevie Ray, and Allman Bros. (on real records, no less!) so it wasn't long till he got his first guitar. It was junk. Within a few weeks his parents traded in a poor acoustic for a less junky 3/4-size electric.

Dennis started lessons right away at the age of 8. He still remembers hating it for awhile, and not taking it seriously until he was 12. He is thankful his parents forced him to practice early on and kept paying for lessons, even though rational thinking should have stopped them after a year.

Around this time drawing became less important, and guitar consumed all his attention. After 6 years of lessons he parted ways with his teacher and, after trying out two others with no results, decided to continue alone. His nerdistic tendencies paid off, as he put in hours working on picking and left hand exercises and learned as many Randy Rhoads and Kirk Hammett solos as he could.

Luckily, there were playing opportunities at school talent shows and church. Dennis was playing bass at his church when he was 13, helping to hone his performance skills in a group setting.

In high school, Dennis joined the marching band on sousaphone for all 4 years. It was as awesome as you could expect. He was also fortunate enough to be in several different metal bands, still play at church, and get the incredible opportunity to play guitar for many local community theaters. This kept his sight-reading in shape and gave him an appreciation for different styles of music (and paid pretty well, from a high schooler's perspective).

In 2001, Dennis came to Bexley, Ohio to study guitar at Capital University with Stan Smith. His studies emphasized jazz and classical guitar. Here his metal past merged with a deeper understanding of the instrument and music in general, and the basis for most of his teaching style was set in motion.

Dennis now plays guitar for Upper Arlington Lutheran Church every Sunday, for St. Christopher in Grandview, Ohio, with the youth group, and also plays for touring Broadway shows that stop in Columbus. Occasionally, he plays weddings and private parties, and he is starting a new cover band with some friends, called Dr. Awkward. He is blessed to have his understanding and supportive wife Kate, and is glad to be at JamPlay!

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