In this Sleep Now In The Fire guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this great song from Rage Against The Machine in its entirety.
The tuning is standard tuning, E A D G B E.
There are three sections we will need to cover. That instantly recognizable main riff, the verse section that uses a digitech whammy pedal to create a guitar harmony, and Tom Morello's feedback based solo.
Of those three sections, we will be able to learn two of them in detail. However, the solo isn't something that can be consistently recreated exactly like the recording, even by Tom, since feedback can be so unpredictable.
I will demonstrate the techniques used during the solo though, including the use of a toggle/kill switch and whammy bar along with the feedback.
For me, the funnest part of the song by far is the main riff. You will really want to dig with this one. Tom plays it very consistently for the whole song which allows us to learn it note-for-note pretty easily. But giving it that attitude is a whole 'nother story! 🙂
For the verse sections, I mention that I feel Tom has messed around with that section in live performances so that it is a bit different than the studio recording. I will demonstrate how to play the recorded version and also the way Tom plays it live now.
Have fun learning this powerful track from Rage Against The Machine! Carl...
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