Drop C Metal Riffing

by Lale Nikic

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  • Hi everyone!

    The focus in this lesson will be on metal rhythm techniques. There are 5 examples on how to create cool metal riffs, and every example has different technique and rhythm focus in order to make it sound unique.

    I hope these riffs will help and inspire you to develop your own metal riffing skills and techniques too.

    The lesson is being played in dropped C. This means you can tune to standard D, and then just tune the thickest string to C. This will leave the thickest string ringing low with possibility to use one fret for powerchords on E & A.

    NOTE: If you are tuning to dropped C, make sure the strings are thick enough (10-52 and higher will work fine), and that the spring bridge tension, truss rod tension and action are properly adjusted.

    If you have any questions, let me know, looking forward to help you.

    F phrygian dominant


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