Floods Guitar Lesson – Pantera

In this Floods guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this killer track off of Pantera's The Great Southern Trendkill album.

The tuning is C# standard tuning, which means that every string is tuned down a minor 3rd from standard. That will be, starting from the 6th string, C# F# B E G# C#.

The clean arpeggio picked intro is also the verse of the song. There are some slight variations that Dimebag uses with this part, so I will show you what those variations are and where they happen in the music.

I will take you through each section of the song in the order that each appears on the original recording. There are some pretty big stretches used throughout a lot of the rhythm guitar work. Most notably, a lot of add9 chords played across the entire fretboard.

I will also take you through Dimebag's solo note-for-note. It is a pretty short one, but has some great licks in it as always with Dimebag.

This song has been heavily requested for a while now, so I hope it was worth the wait!


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Floods Guitar Lesson - Pantera


  1. Sean McCutcheon on March 6, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Killer, killer track, Carl. Thanks for this lesson.

    Question; is this one originally in C# or C# plus the applicable 40 cents flat Dimebag tax?

    • Carl Brown on March 7, 2020 at 8:28 am

      Hey Sean, it sounds like this one is just the normal C# tuning. 🙂

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