Wicked riffing as always Chowy!
These riffs remind me of Chuck Shuldiner, a musician that I really loved. Great lesson, Chowy!
wow, extreme stuff!
killer stuuf in there man! awesome vieja!
Very strong riffing here. Well done!
Good riffing ideas Chowy!
Great work on this Chowy! Your Extreme Metal Riffing series are so brilliant, and I enjoy listening!
Planning to learn all your lessons man!
Great riffs! Powerful!
Great, melodic riffs! Excellent!
thanks everybody for the coments, i hope these series of metal lessons work for you!!
Hey sick people!
Hope you learn a lot with this!! Starting from now, I'll use the 440 standard tuning in all my lessons. Sit back and enjoy!
This is another lesson based on a song by my band Pronoia ("Konstriktor"). This song is not in here but you can check out other at www.myspace.com/prono1a.
I've adapted it to show you an example of the "main riff" concept. Basically, it's a single idea played in different tones and adding notes to the rhythmic pattern. This is a good exercise to update your right hand skills and to do pick work. First, try to play it with 2 strokes per note (I mean the whole exercise); then do the same with 3 strokes per note, then 4. You can also use groups of triplets : D
The original riff is in 6/8, but the lesson is in 4/4 to make the exercise more comfortable to practice.
As I always tell you, try playing the same idea anywhere you can think of along the axe. This opens your head to different rhythmic and melodic possibilities.
Also note how the drums change. The beat speeds up and speeds down in the same tempo, which is called "double time".
In this case, the drummer doubles the beat speed without altering its tempo; e.g. the guitar plays 8 quavers and the drums 16 semiquavers and everythng is still in 4/4.
I really hope you dig this and start working hard right now!
E - Eflat - A9 - Aflat9 - Aminor9 - Cmajor9 - Amajorflat9 - F9 - Fsharp9
A 440 - standard tuning
feeling the tempo