B Metal Riffing

by Joe Kataldo

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  • B Metal Riffing - 100 Bpm - B minor

    "B" as the seventh string, so "low" and "metal" sounding!

    Hi guys Joe Kataldo here, and as you probably guessed today lesson is for "metal-heads" but if don't own a seven strings guitar, don't worry. I've provided an additional backing track in E minor, so you can play the whole study on a regular six strings guitar.

    A lot of legato is used to archive fluid sound, and because the seventh string is bigger then usually, a warm-up session is mandatory before attempt the full speed.

    The opening riff and the first part is all around B minor eolian, while we switch to B Mixolydian in the second riff, to create a major sound against the open B string Pedal.

    The closing riff is tight and brutal and uses a lot of natural harmonics at the fifth fret, to play them correctly you have to rest your fourth finger slight on the strings, without touching the metal fret, and remove it instantly after the notes are picked

    See you next lesson,

    Joe Kataldo.

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