How to Create a Rage Against the Machine Song

German musician Leoniden quite humorously shared a handy tutorial about the specific rock elements and techniques that one can use in order to create a song that sounds like it was written by Rage Against the Machine in less than a minute.

Leoniden included such tips as “groovy pentatonic riffing with ghost notes”, “blue note bending”, “tremolo picking”, “scaleless sweeping” and creative amp usage on guitar and “leaning into the 1” on drums and bass.

How to make a Rage Against The Machine song in under 60 seconds. Don’t get me wrong, I love them.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.