Death Metal-ish Riff


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SethMegadefan
11-16-2006, 10:51 PM
I was just dinking around today, and came up with this whacky little intro and main riff that I thought sounded rather interesting. I don't really recognize any of the theory behind it (if anyone could help me out...?), because like I said, I was just screwing around. So though it's not theoretically genius, I thought it sounded cool, so I decided to present it to my fellow UGers and let you dissect it piece by piece! Here it is:

INTRO
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|x-x-x-x-x-x-5\4-|x-x-x-x-x-x-7\6-|x-x-x-x-x-x-5\4-|x-x-x-x-x-x-7\6-|
|x-x-x-x-x-x-5\4-|x-x-x-x-x-x-7\6-|x-x-x-x-x-x-5\4-|x-x-x-x-x-x-7\6-|
|x-x-x-x-x-x-3\2-|x-x-x-x-x-x-5\4-|x-x-x-x-x-x-3\2-|x-x-x-x-x-x-5\4-|


|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
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|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|x-x-5\4-x-x-7\6-|x-x-5\4-x-x-7\6-|5\4-7\6-5\4-7\6-|5\4-7\6-5\4-7\6-|
|x-x-5\4-x-x-7\6-|x-x-5\4-x-x-7\6-|5\4-7\6-5\4-7\6-|5\4-7\6-5\4-7\6-|
|x-x-3\2-x-x-5\4-|x-x-3\2-x-x-5\4-|3\2-5\4-3\2-5\4-|3\2-5\4-3\2-5\4-|

MAIN RIFF
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
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|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|------5---------|------5---------|----------------|----------------|
|--3-6---6-5-----|--3-6---6-5-----|----5-6-5-------|----5-6-5-------|
|0-----------3-2-|0-----------3-2-|3-6-------6-5-4-|3-6-------6-5-4-|
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

So, what does anybody think? Keeper? Thrower? As always, feedback is greatly appreciated. :)

Spark1284
11-16-2006, 11:32 PM
its pretty good, altho instead of the slide from 5\4 i think 6\5 sounds cooler, and those dead notes could be some cool palm muted pattern. i like it, add more and expand it

SethMegadefan
11-16-2006, 11:59 PM
Huh. I don't have my guitar with me, but I can imagine that 6\5 would sound pretty cool too. Not sure, though.
And yeah, I've been trying to think of some palm muted low E string stuff to do instead of those dead notes. I agree that it would be better that way.
Thanks for the feedback! And I'll take those suggestions to heart. You're right, it definitely needs expanding. But, 'tis a start, no? :)

jordanvengeance
11-17-2006, 02:08 AM
maybe if you made the 5 6 5 in the riff part a slide like 5/6\5... it sounds sweet i think

jordanvengeance
11-17-2006, 02:16 AM
even a 5h6p5 would sound good... i personally like the slide

Quik Axe Player
11-17-2006, 03:44 AM
I like the main riff part, up not the intro. I tried it on Powertab, and it sounded horrible. I also say go with P.M. instead. And the 5s6s5 sounds good. Crit4Crit? My newest is called Lottery of War