Something I really like about this entry is the fact that Mark didn't use ANY distortion. At all. Not even once!
With a contest geared towards inspiring the use of chords and riffs, I didn't think anyone would submit something clean. And, it's the first entry received! Still, everything fits very well!
There's even some chords used that step away from the key that the bass line is based in. This really helps sparks some interest in the song writing.
Lydian is such a cool sounding mode. The #4 in the mode is what makes it sound so unique. One of my favorites!
Dave Davidson must think so too.
In a lesson with Guitar World, Dave demonstrates how you can create some unique sounding riffs using the Lydian mode.
And here is that very same lesson!
John Taylor - guitar and bass instructor for Mile High Shred.