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Style Of Tom Morello: Song Introduction (Guitar Lesson)

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Chris Liepe

Style Of Tom Morello: Song Introduction

Chris Liepe introduces his "Style of Tom Morello" Series with an original song that utilizes key aspects of Tom's playing. This song serves as a preview to the rhythm and lead guitar techniques that will be taught throughout this series. In the mean time, enjoy a bit of entertainment and get ready!

Taught by Chris Liepe in Style of Tom Morello seriesLength: 5:01Difficulty: 3.0 of 5
Lesson 1: Introduction to Series


Welcome to the Style of Tom Morello lesson series! This lesson opens with an original song written in the style of Tom Morello and pulls from the influences from both Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. This song will be broken down in detail and taught as a separate lesson later in the series to drive home the application of Morello's style.

Tom Morello's style is based on refined conventional and unconventional techniques and a simple, minimal palette of effects that he uses to get very "un-guitar" - like effects.

He also understands that simple is better from a writing perspective. Most of his songwriting is centered around simple pentatonic riffs that really groove with the rest of the band. His lead playing is a combination of effects techniques and well-rounded melodic ideas. In this series, you will learn the basic techniques that will help you play in the style of Tom Morello. You will also get an in-depth look at what effects are prominent in his playing and how to properly apply them to get sounds similar to Morello and to create your own interesting ideas.

Regardless of your current playing level, look at this series as a way to enhance your own creativity. You may find that following every exercise and effect setting works perfectly with where you are as a player. On the other hand, you may discover little nuggets that supplement the unique journey you are on. Both are equally valuable.

I hope you enjoy the series!

Chris

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feedback71feedback71 replied

This song kicks ass!

ungaungaungaunga replied

Amazing Chris! =D

soundofsulfursoundofsulfur replied

Your guitar strap isn't short enough.

lav_yadavlav_yadav replied

Awesome original dude! \m/

hereticsound666hereticsound666 replied

did you sing this?

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied

yes

joel13joel13 replied

can you download this song?

jboothjbooth replied

Check the supplemental content :)

olivecorduroyolivecorduroy replied

this is very very cool....i have always liked the sound of Tom M. and this is plenty of inspiration to want to play it myself...and the amp on fire??....great stuff

adidapreanadidaprean replied

Wow Chris you killed this song, \\^^// R0CK ON!!!

skelligskellig replied

Wow! is that Chris singing? awesome voice on and awesome guitar

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied

thanks! Yes, I am also singing.

f16jetmanf16jetman replied

When is the MP3 of this getting put up? lol but serious?

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied

The MP3 should be uploaded as part of the supplemental content on the last lesson of the series that teaches the song

larseumlarseum replied

Wow, this is a very good idea! thanks

larseumlarseum replied

I think that the " In style of " section is a bit empty anyways. I wished there were more styles like: Mark Knopfler, Biffy Clyro, Eric Clapton, Billy talent, tool ...

jboothjbooth replied

More is coming soon :) We just started this section, confirmed up and coming is Hendrix, Steve Vai and others :)

larseumlarseum replied

great !!!!

kevinpickellkevinpickell replied

This is off the hook!

roy944roy944 replied

Wow... Fierce!

strange_dejavustrange_dejavu replied

truly amazing!!!!

skaterstuskaterstu replied

Is this gonna be lessons in the style of Tom Morello, if so then that would be amazing....

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied

yes

skaterstuskaterstu replied

amazing! I have been a huge fan of Rage for a while... don't think much of Audioslave stuff but if I can play Rage like riffs I will be well happy.

0427owen0427owen replied

anyone else having a problem viewing this? i can watch other videos this morn but this one wont kick in and start to stream? any ideas

jboothjbooth replied

What quality setting are you watching?

0427owen0427owen replied

tried them all! i usually watch on low though, just doesn't get past waiting for server down the bottom of my browser.? beats me

f16jetmanf16jetman replied

Dang that was sweet!

mkorsmomkorsmo replied

What mic is that?

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied

Sennheiser e609

mkorsmomkorsmo replied

Oh... and this kicks serious butt (sorry, meant to say that first)

philipdjphilipdj replied

awsome man

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied

I love the amp catching on fire and melting down!! haha! Nice touch Ty!

Fat AlbertFat Albert replied

Awesome I cant wait for this. Tom is one of my favs. thank you.

jboothjbooth replied

Ok, this is a freaking awesome lesson, I have to give major props to Chris Liepe for creating this phenomenal original song for his amazing lesson series, and to Tyler for going crazy and making this thing look beautiful!!!!!!!!!

nessanessa replied

Rockin' song, beautiful editing. High five to Chris and Ty!

Style of Tom Morello

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

This Series will dive into the world of Tom Morello, Demonstrating how he accomplishes his very unique sound.



Style Of Tom Morello: Song IntroductionLesson 1

Style Of Tom Morello: Song Introduction

Chris Liepe introduces his "Style of Tom Morello" Series with an original song that utilizes key aspects of Tom's playing. This song serves as a preview to the rhythm and lead guitar techniques that will...

Length: 5:01 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Tom Morello: Writing ToolsLesson 2

Tom Morello: Writing Tools

Chris Liepe discusses one of Tom Morello's primary writing tools - the minor pentatonic scale. First, Chris demonstrates the five patterns of the pentatonic scale. Then, he shares a few ideas that will...

Length: 18:35 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Morello: 3 Note per String SoloingLesson 3

Morello: 3 Note per String Soloing

Chris Liepe looks into the fundamentals of Tom Morello's lead guitar style. Tom frequently plays fluid legato licks in his solos. Many of these legato lines utilize scale patterns that contain three notes...

Length: 19:49 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Gear and EffectsLesson 4

Gear and Effects

A key aspect of Tom's playing is his unique use of effects. His effects setup is rather minimalistic. However, he uses effects in combination with conventional and non conventional guitar techniques to...

Length: 24:02 Difficulty: 2.5 FREE
Unconventional TechniquesLesson 5

Unconventional Techniques

Chris Liepe demonstrates how Tom Morello combines scale ideas, melodic phrasing and strategic effects to create unconventional guitar sounds.

Length: 18:02 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Structure of a Morello Style SongLesson 6

Structure of a Morello Style Song

Chris Liepe breaks down the structural form of a typical song written by Tom Morello. He explains how choruses can be used as emotional highs as well as where Tom may enhance the drama of a song by using...

Length: 7:31 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
They Got It AllLesson 7

They Got It All

Chris Liepe teaches a Tom Morello inspired song entitled "They Got It All." This song utilizes all of the techniques taught in the previous lessons within this series. Here, Chris demonstrates his own...

Length: 68:45 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Chris Liepe

About Chris Liepe View Full Biography Chris Liepe was born on September 17th, 1981 in Portland OR. His first instrument was piano which he pursued until discovering his love for the electric guitar in high school. He became fans of such groups as Soundgarden, Collective Soul and U2 inspiring him to start singing, songwriting and helping others in their musical endeavors with teaching, co-writing and album production.

Having moved to Colorado with his family, he began gigging, recording and teaching in a number of music stores as well as out of his apartment until deciding to pursue music full time. He moved to Denver, CO to complete a Bachelors in Music Technology and was then hired on by Sweetwater Productions, a division of Sweetwater Sound and one of the largest, most successful recording studios in the Midwest.

Chris spent nearly 4 years at Sweetwater as a producer, recording engineer, studio musician and writer. During this time he had the privilege of working with many artists including Augustana, Landon Pigg, Jars of Clay, and Mercy Me. He also wrote for and played on numerous independent albums and hundreds of radio/TV commercials.

Wanting to get back to his favorite State in the world (Colorado) and feeling the urge to 'go freelance', Chris moved to Greeley, CO and opened his own recording and teaching studio. He continues to write and produce music for artists and agencies and is happy to be among the proud JamPlay.com instructors.

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