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How to Play Sun Doesn't Rise by Mushroomhead (Guitar Lesson)


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Dave Felton

Sun Doesn't Rise

Learn this Mushroomhead fan favorite from the man himself. Mr. Dave Felton takes you step by step through "Sun Doesn't Rise."

Taught by Dave Felton in Songs with Dave Felton seriesLength: 19:50Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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shaneurbasshaneurbas replied on September 4th, 2012

Loved the full demo of the song. Dave looks like you had way too much fun. Thanks for explaining the song. Sun Doesnt Rise got me into Mushroomhead been wondering how to play this song! :)

guitar demonguitar demon replied on June 8th, 2011

such a nice chunky tone.

grapegrape replied on March 1st, 2011

nice pick guard -- : P

dave.feltondave.felton replied on March 7th, 2011

Thanks, got that on three of my guitars.

andersmetalandersmetal replied on August 16th, 2010

Wow, as brutal-heavy-groovy as ever, but a little bit tricky to play. Timing the song structure and tuning needs a lot of time for a beginner with a 6 string. Good lesson!

lexzbuddylexzbuddy replied on December 18th, 2009

Killer tone! thx. Wifes a big Mushroomhead fan too so she'll be totally into learning this. OMG man, this is the coolest.

hcsohcso replied on January 8th, 2009

Metal Rocks!!

hcsohcso replied on January 8th, 2009

Not sure how to tune to drop C tuning. The song rocks. When he is talking about a sharp C in the beginning that should be an F powerchord on a six string guitar. I tuned my Low E to D but I have no pedal. Doesn't sound good.

jaronjaron replied on October 27th, 2008

What would the tuning be in order to play this song on a six string guitar?

MarkBrennanMarkBrennan replied on November 12th, 2008

Tune your bottom three stings down to the tuning of the bottom three of a 7 string: low E down to B, A down to E, and D down to A. Leave your top three in standard tuning. You may need heavier gauge strings on the bottom three to do this. Kudos to Hocges for the tip...thanks Dennis!

VinnyBVinnyB replied on October 27th, 2008

Hey Jaron, there really isn't a realistic way to tune your low E string to a low B. You could play it in standard and use an octave pedal, or try a drop C tuning. The tabs will be up soon to guys.

dennis.hodgesdennis.hodges replied on October 27th, 2008

yes, can and has been. I've actually tuned my low E down to an A before, keeping the 5th string at A. Octaves of Doom!

mattbrownmattbrown replied on October 29th, 2008

yeah, me too. Tom Morello taught me that trick.

mattbrownmattbrown replied on October 27th, 2008

au contraire, my dear vince. it can be done.

VinnyBVinnyB replied on October 30th, 2008

I should have consulted you guys first, someone gave me some crap info! Thanks for the rebound, been sick for the past few days.

jaronjaron replied on October 27th, 2008

What would you set the octave pedal to?

psarms876psarms876 replied on October 30th, 2008

Wow, I might become a metal fan...what a great song!

jefferson_onejefferson_one replied on October 30th, 2008

WOW! Scene 7 was awesome with the tune track ... who wasn't bobbin a head to that? Fantastic lesson, Gravy - wish more of these lessons would include that last scene with the backing track all the way though.

jboothjbooth replied on October 30th, 2008

Unfortunately it would be illegal, or very costly to license, for us to use the original recording for most of the songs our site, it's different in this case because Dave is in the actual band.

snowdadsnowdad replied on October 29th, 2008

Great song! Have you guys seen the music video? It's very cool.

kevinacekevinace replied on October 29th, 2008

For those of you that haven't: http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=xNGckHZpC7o

gibsonsg13gibsonsg13 replied on October 28th, 2008

Agree with gbeorama nice to see another metal guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

qbeoramaqbeorama replied on October 28th, 2008

cool lesson. I'm really glad to see another metal guy at jamplay.

dripmandripman replied on October 27th, 2008

your almost giving dennis hodges a run for his money on the facial expressions.

tmarinzeltmarinzel replied on October 27th, 2008

sweet lesson man! keep putting more songs on! avenged sevenfold preferably

Songs with Dave Felton

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Lesson 1

Sun Doesn't Rise

Learn this Mushroomhead fan favorite from the man himself. Mr. Dave Felton takes you step by step through "Sun Doesn't Rise."

Length: 19:50 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

1200

From Mushroomhead's 2007 release Savior Sorrow, "1200" is crushing from start to finish.

Length: 13:22 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Wake Us

Get your 7 strings out! Dave Felton teaches his song,"Wake Us," from Dave's Heavy Duty Demo.

Length: 21:15 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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Length: 23:56 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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Along The Way

Dave teaches "Along The Way" from his band, Mushroomhead. This song was released on the Scorpion King movie soundtrack.

Length: 23:22 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only

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