Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria teaches you the ropes of his most famous tracks in the latest episode of Gibson Riff Lords
Gibson released the latest opus of his Lords of the Riff series, this time focusing on Coheed and Claudio Sanchez de Cambria.
Armed with a white Gibson Explorer, the progressive rock maestro spends the 47-minute episode breaking down a series of tracks he wrote for the band – including The black condemned man, No world for tomorrow, All the evil and more – and features a series of tasty treats for those looking to mimic its tone and feel.
He also presents the first “song” he has ever written, which he once pieced together using only open strings. It doesn’t sound like much, although to tell the truth, nobody’s first song ever does, does it?
This is an episode of Lords of the Riff with Claudio Sanchez, so of course there’s a whole bunch of tasty electric guitar skills to unbox, though just as impressive is the insight we get into his songwriting process and his approach to guitar writing, which focuses on imagination and creativity.
Still the six-string storyteller, Sanchez collapses first The black condemned man from 2018 The non-heavenly creature and No world for tomorrow from the 2007 album of the same name. Coheed fans will be well used to Sanchez’s hopping riff style, which appears throughout the episode.
A deep dive into All the evil follows a path of Fuel for food, the former featuring another aspect of Sanchez’s playing style – his open-string, hammer-and-pull riffing approach.
Last but not least is a note-by-note tutorial from Coheed and Cambria’s most well-known fan favorite. welcome to the house, which highlights another skill from Sanchez’s six-string arsenal through his chord sweep technique.
And, as a lasting tip for those who have watched until the end of the video, Sanchez breaks down his approach to writing by saying, “What’s really important is having the imagination and to create as you see fit.
“I don’t think you need to learn all the rules to create,” he continued, before playing his open-string masterpiece. “My dad had a guitar in the closet and I was like, ‘I’m going to play guitar.’
“I grabbed it and I remember getting so excited about it that I called my friend who I wanted to be in a band with and I was like, ‘Look, I wrote our first song. . “That was it. That’s how I started. I started to write songs.
“It was what I wanted to do, and it didn’t matter how I was going to get there. I was just going to do it. That’s all you have to do.
Earlier this year, Coheed and Cambria de Sanchez fell Shoulders, their first novelty in nearly three years.