Roots Bloody Roots (Andreas)

Animated Roots Bloody Roots (Andreas) tab by Sepultura on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

Here we look at Andreas' Lead guitar for the song. If you are only interested in learning the rhythm riffs then check out Max's Rhythm Guitar. All the main riffs are there too. The lead guitar parts are all the same except for some lead / solo parts.

The original song was recorded using B tuning. That means tuning down your guitar by 5 notes, which isn't going to do your guitar any favours if you are set up to play in standard tuning. So we've recorded it in standard tuning. That means all the note positions are the same, but it sounds higher.

If you are die hard about playing it in B tuning, then make sure you set up the guitar properly to handle it. Sometimes people will use a pedal effect instead, which can lower the standard tuning to sound like it is B tuning.

Here's a breakdown of the Lead guitar riffs / solos. Much of this is the exact same as Max's rhythm guitar parts:

Riff 1 - This is the main verse riff. It is very short and repetitive. You only need one finger to play it, but remember the hammer ons!

Lead Lick 1 - Just fret the F note and then bend the D note repeatedly. You can pick both strings throughout if you prefer, that is easier and sounds great too.

Riff 2 - Another short, repetitive riff. Although the powerchords here are quite basic, this is still quite tricky because you need to hammer on to the chords. If you find the fingerings shown here too difficult, you can also play it using different fingers instead. Check out Max's Rhythm Guitar where we show that method.

Riff 3 - This bridge is just a fast powerchord progression. Use alternate strokes when strumming and keep your hand / pick tight to the strings to get enough speed.

Lead Lick 2 - This is basically the same thing as Lead lick 1.

Solo - Andreas plays this with quite a lot of effects (e.g. wah pedal) and loads of slides between licks. We've dumbed down the solo to just the notes (i.e. removed the random slides) and taken off the effects. It's one of those solos where you should just go bananas. The whammy bar is used heavily on the last note.

Riff 4 - At the end of the solo play this F powerchord.

Riff 5 - Then comes this simple powerchord sequence. Again, very repetitive and one of the easier riffs to learn.

Riff 6 - This is the only rhythm riff played on the lead guitar that is not played by Max on the rhythm guitar. It's simple stuff and sets up the last 'outro riff' of the song.

Riff 7 - The outro riff. It's yet another simple powerchord riff, again using mainly the F5 and E5 powerchords.

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