How to Riff Series (Part  2)

by Lian Gerbino

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  • Hi and welcome to the second part of this new series!
    The title says all! In this series we´ll work on riffs, groove, rhythm. all we need to improv our skills. Well, as you can see in the main video, this lesson is about black/death metal riffing. So be prepared to fall into darkness!

    Here we´ll combine minor chords with minor thirds from another chord to generate the classic horror tension you can find in great ambient/black metal bands. Also we´ll combine fast picking and minor atmospheres to get those dark sounds we love.

    Take this lesson step by step and have fun!

    Chords: included.
    Used scales: E minor, E locrian, C minor
    Bar: 4/4
    Tune Down: 1/2 step
    TEMPO: 180 bpm

    As some of you know, I use a POD xt to rec all my lessons. In my board you´ll find my presets ;)
    On the other hand, here´re the settings for people who wants them..

    Amp model: based on Marshall JCM-800
    Drive 6
    Bass 4.9
    Middle 5
    Treble 6.8
    Presence 7

    Small room Reverb:
    Predelay 0%
    Decay 42 %
    Tone 50%
    Mix 43%

    Remember: Same settings in other gear will produce a different sound, but, as we´ve talked at the forum, this could be useful for some members, so enjoy!

    If you have any problems let me know. Take care.
    see you all around.

    Lian Gerbino

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