Dropped D Riffing 2

by Carlos Carrillo

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  • Hello friends! In this opportunity we will study the creation of powerful riffs! For this lesson I used dropped D tuning:

    1) E 4) D
    2) B 5) A
    3) G 6) D

    The creation of a riff is based on playing with the main notes of the scale that we are using. In this case, the scale of A minor. It is very important to have in mind the progression of chords that we are going to play!

    The variations in the tempo turn out very interesting, and in this lesson we will see a clear example. This lesson focuses wisely on techniques like Alternate picking, string skipping, and some vibratos!

    When I composed this lesson I found interesting things, for example, a brilliant way of playing octave chords and the powerful melodies that can be generated by the Dropped D tuning!

    I believe that it is very important to study these type of compositions and guitar arrangements; with them you will develop techniques, speed and the aptitude to create your own songs!

    Audio Settings: to record this lesson I have used the POD X3 live.
    Analog Chorus: Depth 66% Mix: 35%
    Analog Delay with modulation: 375ms Mix: 29%
    Amp: 2002 Criminal Cab: 4x12
    Mic: 57 on axis
    Scale: B minor.
    Tempo: 160.

    Nothing is impossible! Feel the music and God bless you!

    See you!


    B Minor Scale:

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