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

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

such a nice chunky tone.

grapegrape replied

nice pick guard -- : P

dave.feltondave.felton replied

Thanks, got that on three of my guitars.

andersmetalandersmetal replied

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

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

Metal Rocks!!

hcsohcso replied

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

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

MarkBrennanMarkBrennan replied

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

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

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

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

mattbrownmattbrown replied

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

VinnyBVinnyB replied

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

What would you set the octave pedal to?

psarms876psarms876 replied

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

jefferson_onejefferson_one replied

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

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

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

kevinacekevinace replied

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

gibsonsg13gibsonsg13 replied

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

qbeoramaqbeorama replied

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

dripmandripman replied

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

tmarinzeltmarinzel replied

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

Songs with Dave Felton

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Sun Doesn't RiseLesson 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
1200Lesson 2

1200

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

Length: 13:22 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Wake UsLesson 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
On The LineLesson 4

On The Line

Dave Felton teaches this 7 string monster from his band "(216)".

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
Dave Felton

About Dave Felton View Full Biography Dave Felton plays guitar in a cleveland, ohio band called "Mushroomhead". Dave has a real take it or leave approach on guitar playing. Dave Felton's lessons on JamPlay are on various "Mushroomhead" songs. If you are a fan of Mushroomhead or metal in general you can walk away with something from Dave's lessons!

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