Friday, May 16, 2014

Synyster Gates: "I really like to use different really cool chord progressions and..."

Synyster Gates was interviewed by Ultimate Guitar, here's an excerpt:

Your writing has always been so unique - can you talk about your approach to harmonic progressions? 
I really like to use different really cool chord progressions and put it together with a simpler melody or something more bluesy. If there's a lot going on underneath, you can do a lot less and it says a lot more. If you're only staying on one chord, it's great to throw everything at it. It's great to throw all the weird scales, weird bends and weird nuances at it. You can do anything. You can play chromatic because it's minimalist underneath. 

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