Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - John Connolly playing "Deathstar"
That's no moon... 🌑
The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the force, and the ability to learn Sevendust's "Deathstar" is unparalleled when John Connolly himself is your teacher. After all, when you have an album as heavy as "Alpha," this song is the ideal first track to start the album off with a bang!
The song is tuned down to Drop B tuning, but this tune actually only requires the use of the lowest strings to play all the riffs (B, F#). John's heavy riffs provide a chunky foundation for all of the alternating vocals by lead vocalist Lajon Witherspoon and drummer Morgan Rose. But in this week's featured lesson, you'll be able to see John perform his parts up close and personal in this exclusive instrumental studio playthrough.
If you'd like to see John break down each and every intricacy of this intense song, along with plenty of other Sevendust classics; then make sure to check out this fan-favorite DVD, now available for download to your library on FRET12.com.