Riff Playbooks: Paul Marc Rousseau of Silverstein


Riff Playbooks column is designed to make you a better player. By gleaning some insight into the technique, composition, and execution of these fine riffs by fine SH artists, you are bound to make headway in your own playing. We cordially invite you to steal a page from our books in order to expand your own diabolical playbook of musical wizardry (not literally though, the books are expensive to create).

The city of Toronto is home to many skilled musicians, many of whom do one thing, and do it well. This week's contributor, however, falls into another category of Torontonian artist: prolific. Paul Marc does a bit of everything, and knocks it out of the park every time. Apart from his role as lead guitarist of Canadian Post Hardcore band, Silverstein, Paul Marc is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, author, and as we\'ve heard it, a pretty deadly hockey player.

Paul Marc left the skates at home, but certainly brought the riffs. He decided to show us a section from "A Midwestern State Of Emergency" from Silverstein's seventh studio album, "I am Alive In Everything I Touch". If you'd like to follow along with the tab, you can grab a FREE digital copy of the entire song HERE

In the eBook, we are looking at Bars 54 - 60, starting on pages 8 - 9.

Here's the section slowed down:

And here's Paul Marc answering some of our annoying questions:

To check out The Complete Guitar Transcription for Silverstein's album, I Am Alive In Everything I Touch, click HERE.  

If you'd like to listen to the song A Midwestern State Of Emergency in its entirety, head to one of the links below: