How to Play Aesthetics Of Hate by Machine Head (Guitar Lesson)

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Aesthetics Of Hate

Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel join forces in teaching the Machine Head song "Aesthetics of Hate." The duo breaks down both guitar parts in a complete lesson also dubbed "The Thrashterpiece!"

Taught by Robb Flynn in Songs with Machine Head seriesLength: 55:01Difficulty: 5.0 of 5


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dennis.hodgesdennis.hodges replied

They tune 40 cents sharp. This does NOT equal A= 480 Hz like they say in other lessons; 40 cents sharp is a little under a 1/4 step. As truedefiance mentioned, 450 Hz is closest. Here's a fun link (look for the +40 cents row and the A column): http://www.pianosupply.com/cents-hz/

truedefiancetruedefiance replied

When I tune to play this song, I use my electronic tuner and change the 440 Hz to 450. That gets me very close.

MJOBMJOB replied

Machine Head's tuning has always confused me. I've read interviews with Robb Flynn saying they use drop B and C# standard tunings, but that they tune 40 cents sharp. Can someone explain what 40 cents sharp means???

heimdalheimdal replied

This song is insanely good. Actually, I had bought Machine Head's first album and nothing since then.. and this song plus Be still and know made me buy The blackening and Unto the locust right away!

maxryanjackmaxryanjack replied

so i'm pretty sure this song is tuned halfway between c# standard and d standard.

dennis.hodgesdennis.hodges replied

actually, this kind of drove me nuts, because they don't mention it, and the backing track doesn't sound a 1/4 step off. Also, on their live album they're in C# standard, so apparently they were just a little off here (but it's both of them!) and it outweighs the bass in the mix.

maxryanjackmaxryanjack replied

What is it on the studio album? I don't have a good enough ear to tell what tuning they are using on this video, but I do know that when I played it in c# standard with the album track, it sounded a bit too flat. I tuned up a quarter step and replayed it, and it sounded much better, much crispier

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied

It is tuned to the studio album and played to the original bass and drums from the album. They explain the tuning they use in other lessons as well

cloughleyarm16cloughleyarm16 replied

they Tune 50 cents sharp of drop B and C# Standard !

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied

Awesome!

marcdmarcd replied

This is beyond awesomeness!!! Thank you for this!!

Songs with Machine Head

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Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel breakdown songs of Machine Head.



Aesthetics Of HateLesson 1

Aesthetics Of Hate

Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel join forces in teaching the Machine Head song "Aesthetics of Hate." The duo breaks down both guitar parts in a complete lesson also dubbed "The Thrashterpiece!"

Length: 55:01 Difficulty: 5.0 Members Only
Be Still And KnowLesson 2

Be Still And Know

Influenced by Iron Maiden, Phil gave Robb some licks, and he built a very special tune called "Be Still and Know" that has some personal ties to the artists as they were going through rough times.

Length: 45:26 Difficulty: 5.0 Members Only
Darkness WithinLesson 3

Darkness Within

Robb and Phil team up to demonstrate all of "Darkness Within". This is a melodic song that builds into a full, heavy solo. This song comes from the 2011 album entitled Unto the Locust.

Length: 49:46 Difficulty: 5.0 Members Only
Now I Lay Thee DownLesson 4

Now I Lay Thee Down

This is a complete song lesson of "Now I Lay Thee Down." Phil and Robb will break down every aspect of this metal piece. This comes from their 2007 "The Blackening."

Length: 41:17 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Robb Flynn

About Robb Flynn View Full Biography Monster riffs, dueling leads, harmonies... Squeals... It's all here. Learn Machine Head songs from the band's own Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel! Get first hand instruction from the band members themselves.

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