Building off some impeccable and traditional chord progressions, Datura4 is able take on all comers with a scorcher of a record. Equal parts bluesy fun and barroom shuffle, it also features a guitar line worthy of that Aussie band that Axl Rose now fronts. There is joyfulness in its tale of lost youth too. Musically, at least, the air of innocence that Datura4 manage is something to behold. Things end as they began, with a song straight out of the late s, early s.
Another superb record from Datura4, and one which poses the very real question, of what the hell happens on a Hairy Mountain. It might be best not to ask. Listen to this instead. Rating 8. Over a doomily heavy, if not metallic Sabbath riff, Dom Mariani lays out warranted character analysis.. Their previous record, was great but this one is a real masterpiece. And this is no wonder since this band knows how to write brilliant and ultra catchy songs. You hear them once and they get stuck in your head for days.
This record is filled with fat and heavy 70s guitars riffs, tremolo and wha-wha maestria, tight and groovy rhythm section and -most important- great songs with plenty of hooks and sing-a-long choruses. But it is not about revival or nostalgia of a past era.
On the contrary, it is absolutely fresh and lively. It is a real heavy pop record in the truest and most honest sense of the word. A record you gotta LOVE. Formed in after the two got together for a long overdue jam, Datura4 also boasts long-time Mariani collaborator and Rippled Souls bassist Stu Loasby, and ex-Drones drummer Warren Hall. Their sound is a ballsy return to the dirty hard rock and blues, full-tilt boogie and heavy psychedelia that Mariani and Hitchcock grew up with, not to mention a master-class in the old school craft of songwriting.
Dom Mariani and Greg Hitchcock have solidified what was probably a fun idea involving teenage bandmates reuniting into a serious guitar partnership with some scorching sonic explorations. And the gun rhythm section of Warren Hall drums and Stu Loasby sounds in command and totally at home.
Somebody find a major movie soundtrack to synch this onto, now. This stuff is gold. Following the critically acclaimed debut LP Demon Blues, Datura4 have fine-tuned their heads-down, no nonsense, timeless boogie and by adding a stronger element of Psych Blues to a natural flair for melody, their new album, Hairy Mountain, shows that this band are the real deal. Chock full of loud guitars, this is the culmination of a lifetime of musical archaeology and the ongoing search for the never ending riff.
There are some really fantastic tracks here…………. Like label mates Radio Moscow and other new bands such as Blackberry Smoke and Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Datura4 are mining that same rich seam of 70s Blues Rock while still staying relevant to today. A really cool record……. And it is fire in a barrel. The chord changes line up correctly with the lyrics, important for those looking to sing and play at the same time. Organizing chords charts in this way helps student understand the music better and faster so that they can have more fun.
While I still teach students how to read traditional sheet music, they seem to like the layout and organization of my guitar chord charts. Once you have gone through a few of my guitar chord charts, you will see how simple they are to follow along with.
I'll keep adding more and more guitar chord charts month to month, so bookmark this page to keep checking back. Strum through the example using quarter notes as shown, or using 8th note rhythms. When strumming 8th note rhythms, try playing with both a straight 8th note feel and a swung 8th note, or shuffle feel.
Check out the Part: 2 for an explanation of the shuffle feel. Here are all the chords used in this exercise:. Again, try strumming through the chords with a variety of rhythms. Notice how the same rhythmic pattern is used throughout. Play this example with a straight 8th and a shuffle feel.
This example is based on the same basic chord shapes as example 3a, but the chords are played with an arpeggiated pattern an arpeggio occurs when you play a chord one note at a time. Just drag and drop to hear the difference. Get started today. In your 1st example your key signature shows 2 sharps which is the key of D.
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