Extreme Metal Riffing 6: Lydian b7

by Chowy Fernandez

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  • Hey GMC'ers! In this lesson I was working with some techniques and unique metal riffs. In the first part we have the classic Lydian dominant scale shape of E with flat 2nd. If we mix that with some bends, the sound has an Egyptian feel, which I really enjoy.

    The second riff has one of my favorite chords to work with, a diminished G#. It includes the root (G sharp) and the flat 5 (D). In the next riff, I worked in the same diminished chord/scale/arpeggio, but developed a different idea/area.

    Tuning:
    * One step down
    * D - G - C - F - A - D
    (From thick to thin string)

    Key:
    E 5

    Chord Progression:
    * E5 - G#/5- - Bb/5- - Fadd11+/B

    Techniques:
    * Riffs
    * Bends
    * Picking
    * Palm Muting
    * Arpeggios

    Scales
    :
    * B Lydian Dominant Flat 2
    * G # Diminished
    * G# Diminished Arpeggio

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    Enjoy! Chowy

    E LYDIAN DOMINANT FLAT 2


    G# DIMINISHED SCALE


    G# DIMINISHED ARPEGGIO

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