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5 May 2008
Hello GMC! smile.gif

My name is Victor Knyrko, i'm from Estonia and i'm seventeen years old. I've been playing guitar for a while which is two years by now and my absolute #1 guitar player is Dimebag Darrell. Another major influences are Tony Iommy from Black Sabath and Kirk Hammett from Metallica. I play in numerous local bands as a session guitarist.

That's me in Holland smile.gif I'm a bit sleepy here tongue.gif

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In this lesson i'm going to uncover the possibility of using natural harmonics in heavy metal riffs in order to add some variety in the melody and to give it another feeling.

Heres is the main audio track which i called "Riff Magic" smile.gif

Attached File  riff_magic_NH.mp3 ( 1.13MB ) Number of downloads: 750



Fairly simple isn't it ? wink.gif However almost all kinds of rhytm guitar techniques are involved here.

Now let's break this composition into 4 parts which represent four different riffs used in it.

(NB! '*' - is a natural harmonic note)

RIFF 1

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9---------------------7---------------------5--------------------------------------------|
A|-9--*--*-*-*--*--*-----7--*--*-*-*--*--*-----5--*--*-*-*--*--*-----4----------------------|
E|-7--7--7-7-7--7--7--0--5--5--5-5-5--5--5--0--3--3--3-3-3--3--3--0--2--0--2--3--5--3--2--0-|


So basically this one is based on a power chord progression going down. Natural harmonics are played using alternate picking.

SLOW VERSION (100bpm) Attached File  1st_riff_slow_100bpm_.mp3 ( 226.84K ) Number of downloads: 406


RIFF 2

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-2--------------*-----*-----*---2---|
E|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-5-0-0-3-0-0-2-0-0---|


In this riff you need a constant down-picking technique and always remember to remove your picking hand from the bridge when you're playing natural harmonics so they sound fuller. Open notes are player using palm muting.

SLOW VERSION (100bpm) Attached File  2nd_riff_slow_100bpm_.mp3 ( 227.25K ) Number of downloads: 338


RIFF 3

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-2----*-----------4/5---5/7---7/5--2-|
E|-0--0-4--0--0-0-0-2/3-0-3/5-0-5/3--0-|


That one involves chord slides which is a common rhythm guitar technique too.

SLOW VERSION (100bpm) Attached File  3d_riff_slow.mp3 ( 227.25K ) Number of downloads: 348


RIFF 4

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2------5/7---7/8---8/7-5/7-7--2------5/7---7/8---8/7-*-*-*-----2--|
E|-0--0-0-3/5-0-5/6-0-6/5-3/5-5--0--0-0-3/5-0-5/6-0-6/5-4-4-4-0-0-0--|


Nothing special here. The same as previous ones wink.gif

SLOW VERSION (100bpm) Attached File  4th_riff.mp3 ( 372.55K ) Number of downloads: 332


BACKING TRACK (FULL SPEED - 175bpm) Attached File  backing_track_175bpm.mp3 ( 1.13MB ) Number of downloads: 402

BACKING TRACK (SLOW - 125bpm) Attached File  backing_track_slow_125bpm.mp3 ( 3.17MB ) Number of downloads: 353



So basically what we you have to know is that natural harmonics are on 12th,7th,5th,3d and 2th frets. Though you must turn your GAIN control to almost maximum to hear harmonics on third and second frets. Incorporating natural harmonics in rhythm figures is very effective when you search for some variety wink.gif

For more inspiration i recommend you to listen to such tracks as:

Pantera - Heresy
Megdeth - Tornado Of Souls

Check out the riffs wink.gif

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Good Luck and LET THE PRACTICE BEGIN! wink.gif

All the best, Vic
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Attached File  backing_track_175bpm.mp3 ( 1.13MB ) Number of downloads: 303
 
5 Apr 2008
Hi everyone.

My name's Victor (or simply Vic) i'm from Estonia smile.gif (That's a little bit down from Finland biggrin.gif). Well...What should i start with? I began playing guitar two years ago and my first instrument was a western-type acoustic guitar which then became a part of my body for about a year smile.gif. I was studying by myself and first tries were AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Metallica. And after nailing all those possible acoustic tunes i felt a certain need in electric guitar. And I chose a LINDO Flying V ! which was extremely cheap but sounded cool anyway smile.gif Now i'm playing in a local band giving concerts in our rock/metal clubs. What about my guitar skills? Well i'm planning to film a lesson and upload it to "Student Lessons" smile.gif Hope you'll like it wink.gif

all the best,
Vic
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good luck w/ your student lessons, and hey. thats a really cool looking guitar! :D
5 Apr 2008 - 17:14

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