3 Part Metal Riff For Begginners
Chris Evans
Mar 30 2008, 01:27 AM
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3 Part Metal Riffing For Beginners



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something a little different this time, this is a 3 part metal riff lesson aimed at beginners, this is a very simple piece that is made to sound much better with the use of three guitar parts, in this lesson I`m going to show you all three, one main straightforward rythmn guitar part and two harmony guitar parts, all three can be played perfectly well on their own with the backing tracks provided in order to practice and learn them. Then have a go at recording the individual parts and you`ll see how they build together.
The trickiest part of this lesson is the picking speed on one of the sections, with practice you should be able to get this down no problem and if you do is a great tool for riffing with, just use the slower backing tracks to build up your speed smile.gif

So as well as helping you with your rythmn, timing and palm muting it may help you with writing & recording your own songs and how effective adding multiple guitar parts can be to transform a very average riff.

Before moving on into the different parts a quick look at palm muting briefly for those unsure, or not getting their palm mutes sounding right.

firstly take a look at your bridge, on this guitar its a floyd Rose style bridge, the part of the bridge that you are aiming to rest the rear part of the palm of your hand on (I`ve indicated with a yellow box in picture 1) its just a little in front of where the string goes into the bridge, this position applies to almost every guitar.
picture 2 shows you (hopefully) a little better where your hand should be and finally picture 3 with the hand flattened in the picking/muting position

1.Attached Image 2.Attached Image 3.Attached Image

If your finding the muted chords/notes sound a little "choked" you are probbly too far forward off the bridge and need to move hand position back a little till the strings ring just slightly.

Okay, on to the lesson

Main Video
Attached File  Beginners_Metal_Riff.mpg ( 11.38MB ) Number of downloads: 1502


Splitting this video into 3 parts, with 2 videos per part ( i hope your able to follow this smile.gif)

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PART 1

Video Part 1A Attached File  Video_1.mpg ( 6.16MB ) Number of downloads: 825


Part 1 tab Attached File  Tab_for_Part_1.txt ( 924bytes ) Number of downloads: 349


played with all down strokes

Played four times

|-------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------0
|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2--2-2---0
|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0--0-0----

Video Part 1B Attached File  Vid_2.mpg ( 10.33MB ) Number of downloads: 534



This is played three times
|---------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------
|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4
|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2
|---------------------------------------

with the fourth time having a small variation at the end with rung out chords

|-------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------
|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--2--4----------
|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--0--2----------
|-------------------------------------


After this to complete the piece you play Part 1A 4 more times

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PART 2


Video Part 2A Attached File  Part_2a.mpg ( 5.51MB ) Number of downloads: 588


Part 2 Tab Attached File  Tab_for_Part_2.txt ( 1.06K ) Number of downloads: 297


played four times

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|---------7---------5-------------------------------7----------5-------------------
E|--0-0-------0-0-------0-0-5-0-5-0-3-5-3-0-0-------0-0---------0-0-5-0-5-0-3-5

Video Part 2B Attached File  Part_2b.mpg ( 8.96MB ) Number of downloads: 498


This played three times

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|------------------------------------------------------------4-----4-----4
D|------------6-----------7----------6----------------2-------------------
A|--4-4-4--------4-4----------4-4------4--4---------0-----2-----2-----2
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------

With the fourth small variation at end of riff

E|------------------------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------------------------
G|---------------------------------------------------4----
D|------------6----------7--------6----------2---------
A|--4-4-4--------4-4-------4-4------4--4---0-----2----
E|-------------------------------------------------------

After this to complete the piece you play Part 2A 4 more times

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PART 3

Video Part 3A Attached File  Video_3a.mpg ( 4.38MB ) Number of downloads: 489


Part 3 tab Attached File  Tab_for_Part_3.txt ( 1.26K ) Number of downloads: 266


Played four times

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|---------10----------9-------------7------7-------6-7-6---------10----------9----------7--------7--------6-7
E|--0-0---------0-0---------0-0--------0-------0------------0-0---------0-0-------0-0-------0--------0---------

Video Part 3B Attached File  Video_3b.mpg ( 4.85MB ) Number of downloads: 428


This played three times

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------11---11----11---
D|----------------13------------14--------------13----------------9-------------------------
A|--11-11-11----------11-11--------11-11---------11---11-----7-----9-----9-----9-----
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

with the fourth this small variation at the end

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------------11------
|----------------13--------------14-------------13---------------9-----------
|--11-11-11-----------11-11---------11-11---------11---11---7---9-------
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------

And then repeat part 3A for four times to the finish

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Backing Tracks

Attached File  150BPM.mp3 ( 1.52MB ) Number of downloads: 391
Attached File  130BPM.mp3 ( 1.52MB ) Number of downloads: 340

Attached File  110BPM.mp3 ( 1.52MB ) Number of downloads: 283
Attached File  90BPM.mp3 ( 1.52MB ) Number of downloads: 348



this seems fairly complexed I know, its just the layout mainly, any questions feel free to ask

hope you`ve enjoyed it & I`ll look forward to some takes?? smile.gif

all the best till next time

Chris

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laugh.gif Awesome!! Smells you are setting some fantastic standards for the SI lessons. Again I think the riffing was very well written and played - thanks! biggrin.gif

Also - the images are very useful illustrations for palm placement!

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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Mar 30 2008, 10:33 AM) *
Also - the images are very useful illustrations for palm placement!


smile.gif thanks Kris, Looking at the pictures also I realise I need to clean my guitar!! laugh.gif

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Nice, awesome lesson smile.gif
Really cool riffs, good job smile.gif

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Very cool riffs smelle....Nice work wink.gif

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Great lesson Smells biggrin.gif
What I'd like to ask you though is, I've just bought recording gear and stuff and want to get into making videos of me playing song covers to start me off.
What software are you using to create the main video with the 3 splits in it? And how do you do that?
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hi mate, & thanks for asking, the answer would be far too long, originally I had a few problems with video altogether, lighting etc so Andrew has asked me to do a Wiki article on it, I shall start it in the next couple of days and put a link here for you smile.gif

The software I am using though is Reaper for the audio, and Adobe Premier Elements for syncing the audio with the vid, can be a bit fiddly but works really well once you get the hang of it smile.gif

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QUOTE (Smells @ Mar 30 2008, 01:22 PM) *
hi mate, & thanks for asking, the answer would be far too long, originally I had a few problems with video altogether, lighting etc so Andrew has asked me to do a Wiki article on it, I shall start it in the next couple of days and put a link here for you smile.gif

The software I am using though is Reaper for the audio, and Adobe Premier Elements for syncing the audio with the vid, can be a bit fiddly but works really well once you get the hang of it smile.gif

Cheers, that's helpful anyway, I wasn't really asking for a full out explanation as I can pick things up/figure things out pretty quickly anyway smile.gif but one of the things I was wondering was whether you used seperate programs for the video and the audio or the same one, so that helped smile.gif
I'll look forward to your wiki article then.
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Once again man, well done! The video quality is much better as well. smile.gif

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Great one man, I really like the amount of work you've put into this and other lessons as well. Keep rockin! smile.gif

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I'm really starting to like your lessons smile.gif
You put ALOT of work into them, and they look and sound great

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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Mar 30 2008, 08:32 PM) *
I'm really starting to like your lessons smile.gif
You put ALOT of work into them, and they look and sound great


Hey smile.gif thanks Trond

Has been a lot of sweat gone in to these but I`m loving doing them smile.gif

2 more in the pipeline! oozing inspiration at the moment so I figure keep going while its flowing laugh.gif

Thanks for all your support guys, really appreciate it smile.gif

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thanks for tabs smells, keep this lessons coming wink.gif nice riff, but i wish i had some better guitar sad.gif have to work this summer laugh.gif

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QUOTE (jeniiik @ Apr 1 2008, 11:02 PM) *
thanks for tabs smells, keep this lessons coming wink.gif nice riff, but i wish i had some better guitar sad.gif have to work this summer laugh.gif


I`ll keep doing them when I can

Yea work sucks ... but .. it buys us nice things biggrin.gif

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nicely done smells...good work man

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Ok, now lets get headbangin smile.gif This is so good. Thanks for all the effort you have put in.

I dig your sound m8. Can you please tell me more about the effect you are using and also how did you program that crispy drum track rolleyes.gif

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QUOTE (zen @ May 5 2008, 10:22 AM) *
Ok, now lets get headbangin smile.gif This is so good. Thanks for all the effort you have put in.

I dig your sound m8. Can you please tell me more about the effect you are using and also how did you program that crispy drum track rolleyes.gif


laugh.gif thanks mate, the drums on this track are recorded directly into my sound card using a Boss DR 670 drum machine, it was just a pre set pattern that I found and liked and worked something around the drums, a slight adjustment after recording with the EQ to get it a little crisper but that was about it smile.gif

I`m using a POD XT for my tone, nothing special in there, using a spinal puppet amp sim with about half gain, bass, middle, treble and presence all set to about 3 o clock, got a stomp box effect in there which is the Tube screamer with no drive and just a little gain, if you`ve got a pod heres the patch, reverb etc added after smile.gif

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Thanks mate. Much appreciated on all the info. Really liked the tone. I dont have the pod but i am sure a lot of people here do and would appreciate the patch. Oh well, i'll get it too and buy the pod later laugh.gif

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