Reply to this topicStart new topic
> 3 Part Metal Riff For Begginners
Chris Evans
post Mar 30 2008, 01:27 AM
Post #1


Learning Tone Guru - Community Coordinator & Moderator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 6.319
Joined: 24-September 07
From: Sittingbourne, UK
Member No.: 2.860



3 Part Metal Riffing For Beginners



Attached Image


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: 1433


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

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PART 1

Video Part 1A Attached File  Video_1.mpg ( 6.16MB ) Number of downloads: 778


Part 1 tab Attached File  Tab_for_Part_1.txt ( 924bytes ) Number of downloads: 309


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: 485



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

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 2


Video Part 2A Attached File  Part_2a.mpg ( 5.51MB ) Number of downloads: 540


Part 2 Tab Attached File  Tab_for_Part_2.txt ( 1.06K ) Number of downloads: 248


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: 457


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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PART 3

Video Part 3A Attached File  Video_3a.mpg ( 4.38MB ) Number of downloads: 438


Part 3 tab Attached File  Tab_for_Part_3.txt ( 1.26K ) Number of downloads: 226


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: 371


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

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Backing Tracks

Attached File  150BPM.mp3 ( 1.52MB ) Number of downloads: 346
Attached File  130BPM.mp3 ( 1.52MB ) Number of downloads: 294

Attached File  110BPM.mp3 ( 1.52MB ) Number of downloads: 240
Attached File  90BPM.mp3 ( 1.52MB ) Number of downloads: 297



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

This post has been edited by Smells: Mar 30 2008, 11:17 AM


--------------------
Show us what part of the world you live in and get yourself
ON THE GMC:er Location MAP
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Kristofer Dahl
post Mar 30 2008, 11:33 AM
Post #2


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.258
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2



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!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Chris Evans
post Mar 30 2008, 11:46 AM
Post #3


Learning Tone Guru - Community Coordinator & Moderator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 6.319
Joined: 24-September 07
From: Sittingbourne, UK
Member No.: 2.860



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


--------------------
Show us what part of the world you live in and get yourself
ON THE GMC:er Location MAP
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
audiopaal
post Mar 30 2008, 11:55 AM
Post #4


Competitions Coordinator - Up the Irons
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 5.447
Joined: 17-February 08
From: Stavanger, Norway
Member No.: 4.276



Nice, awesome lesson smile.gif
Really cool riffs, good job smile.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
superize
post Mar 30 2008, 12:09 PM
Post #5


Ultimate Tone Guru
Group Icon

Group: Student Instructor
Posts: 4.343
Joined: 26-July 07
From: Glommersträsk. Sweden
Member No.: 2.410



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


--------------------
My Gear

Ibanez RG
Jackson js30 warrior
jackson rr24
Line 6 Spider III amp
Line 6 pod xt live
Washburn acoustic

Youtube Account
My bands Myspace


Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
CyanideChris
post Mar 30 2008, 02:11 PM
Post #6


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 42
Joined: 15-September 07
From: Glasgow, Scotland
Member No.: 2.792



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?
Thanks smile.gif


--------------------
ESP Horizon FR-II
ESP M-II
Ibanez UV777BK w/BK-Warpig/Coldsweat
ENGL Savage SE
Mesa Dual Rectifier (two channel)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Chris Evans
post Mar 30 2008, 02:22 PM
Post #7


Learning Tone Guru - Community Coordinator & Moderator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 6.319
Joined: 24-September 07
From: Sittingbourne, UK
Member No.: 2.860



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


--------------------
Show us what part of the world you live in and get yourself
ON THE GMC:er Location MAP
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
CyanideChris
post Mar 30 2008, 02:28 PM
Post #8


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 42
Joined: 15-September 07
From: Glasgow, Scotland
Member No.: 2.792



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.
Thanks


--------------------
ESP Horizon FR-II
ESP M-II
Ibanez UV777BK w/BK-Warpig/Coldsweat
ENGL Savage SE
Mesa Dual Rectifier (two channel)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
skennington
post Mar 30 2008, 03:48 PM
Post #9


Learning Roadie - Never Give Up - Moderator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 7.461
Joined: 25-November 07
From: Charlotte,NC USA
Member No.: 3.374



Once again man, well done! The video quality is much better as well. smile.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Mar 30 2008, 08:19 PM
Post #10


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



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


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Trond Vold
post Mar 30 2008, 09:32 PM
Post #11


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 3.497
Joined: 16-February 08
From: Norge!
Member No.: 4.261



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


--------------------
Guitars: Schecter Stiletto Classic, Jackson SLSMG, Ibanez RG-380 Japan, Gibson Les Paul Studio

Amp: Marshall JMP-1 -> Rocktron Velocity 100 -> Marshall JCM-900 Lead 4x12

FX and stomps: T.C Electronics G-Sharp, Korg SDD-1200, Emma Transmorgrifier, BYOC Tribooster, GGG Green Ringer, Dinosaur Overdrive, Voodoo Lab SuperFuzz, Sovtek Bassballs, Line6 Tap Tremolo, EHX Screaming Bird.


___________________________________________________
My Lessons!

My Instructor Board!

My Myspace!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Chris Evans
post Mar 30 2008, 09:37 PM
Post #12


Learning Tone Guru - Community Coordinator & Moderator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 6.319
Joined: 24-September 07
From: Sittingbourne, UK
Member No.: 2.860



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


--------------------
Show us what part of the world you live in and get yourself
ON THE GMC:er Location MAP
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jeniiik
post Apr 1 2008, 11:02 PM
Post #13


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 7
Joined: 12-December 07
Member No.: 3.503



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
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Chris Evans
post Apr 1 2008, 11:47 PM
Post #14


Learning Tone Guru - Community Coordinator & Moderator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 6.319
Joined: 24-September 07
From: Sittingbourne, UK
Member No.: 2.860



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

Thanks smile.gif


--------------------
Show us what part of the world you live in and get yourself
ON THE GMC:er Location MAP
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Hisham Al-Sanea
post May 5 2008, 09:44 AM
Post #15


Instructor
*

Group: Passive
Posts: 4.085
Joined: 19-October 07
From: middle east / lebanon
Member No.: 3.084



nicely done smells...good work man


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
zen
post May 5 2008, 10:22 AM
Post #16


Learning Tone Seeker
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.114
Joined: 26-January 08
From: Melbourne, Australia
Member No.: 3.995



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


--------------------
"If the need is deep, you WILL find a way , if it isn't, you'll find some excuse"

Check out my Student Instructor Lesson on Metal Riffing HERE

Visit My Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Chris Evans
post May 5 2008, 10:30 AM
Post #17


Learning Tone Guru - Community Coordinator & Moderator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 6.319
Joined: 24-September 07
From: Sittingbourne, UK
Member No.: 2.860



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

Attached File  Rock_rythmn.l6t ( 2.01K ) Number of downloads: 112




--------------------
Show us what part of the world you live in and get yourself
ON THE GMC:er Location MAP
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
zen
post May 5 2008, 01:21 PM
Post #18


Learning Tone Seeker
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.114
Joined: 26-January 08
From: Melbourne, Australia
Member No.: 3.995



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


--------------------
"If the need is deep, you WILL find a way , if it isn't, you'll find some excuse"

Check out my Student Instructor Lesson on Metal Riffing HERE

Visit My Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jerry Arcidiacon...
post May 5 2008, 01:50 PM
Post #19


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 3.220
Joined: 2-August 07
From: Turin, Italy
Member No.: 2.464



Great lesson and images!


--------------------

::: Main Gear :::

Guitars : Washburn N4 Vintage | Washburn N2 | Washburn WI67Pro | Washburn WG-587 | Washburn EA20B
Amps : Laney GH50L (head) | Laney GS410 & GS212IE (cabinets) | Rocktron PROGAP Ultra (rack preamp) | Rocktron Velocity 150 (power amp) | Marshall VS230 (combo)
FXs : Rocktron Intellifex + custom pedalboard (check my video demo)
Other : Shredneck | Intellitouch PT10 tuner
Picks : Esseti Picks

Software & Recording Gear : Cubase 4 | Overloud TH1 | Mackie Onyx 400F | EZdrummer | Korg Pandora PX4D


-------------------------------------------------------

myspace.com/jerryarcidiacono

Check out my video lessons and instructor board!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Fast ReplyReply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 21st July 2017 - 03:52 AM