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Old 12-19-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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Why do people use the same chug riff?

The 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 riff you hear in almost every "heavy metal" song? When did this riff become so popular where did it originate from?
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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Somebody must not listen to very much heavy metal.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:41 PM   #3
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:52 PM   #4
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It seems your ears are incapable of hearing different rhythms, please fix them.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:57 PM   #5
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It seems your ears are incapable of hearing different rhythms, please fix them.

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Old 12-19-2012, 03:58 PM   #6
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The 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 riff you hear in almost every "heavy metal" song? When did this riff become so popular where did it originate from?


It originated from Blues players playing in open tunings and using the bass strings on the guitar as a pedal
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:58 PM   #7
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:00 PM   #8
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It seems your ears are incapable of hearing different rhythms, please fix them.

These are different rhythms?
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:09 PM   #9
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It's easy and it can be a fail-safe riff to use in -core genres, in the sense that you mean.

Then again, it can also be done tastefully and not to always be the focal point of the song. Many Protest The Hero songs have an open riff, as I'm sure you know.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:16 PM   #11
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Either you're a troll or you have a limited knowledge of heavy metal.
That song you posted is also not considered metal by most metalheads.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:23 PM   #12
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Is this a recent trend? I've never heard it before
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:23 PM   #13
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Yes.

Why are you using major chords bro? major chords have been used for 400 years?

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Either you're a troll or you have a limited knowledge of heavy metal.
That song you posted is also not considered metal by most metalheads.


That's because most metalheads are up their own arses.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:25 PM   #14
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Somebody must not listen to very much heavy metal.



Ummm, yeah. Go listen to something from the 80s that isn't thrash metal. You'd be surprised. Granted, speed/power metal has clichés of its own, but...I hardly listen to anything with chugging in it and 80% of what I listen to is metal!

(I'm closed-minded, I know...)
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:29 PM   #15
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Either you're a troll or you have a limited knowledge of heavy metal.
That song you posted is also not considered metal by most metalheads.
Hence why I put quotation marks around heavy metal. The fans of that band think they're metal when they really aren't.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:08 PM   #16
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Hence why I put quotation marks around heavy metal. The fans of that band think they're metal when they really aren't.

How are they not metal? It's not like punk where there are important philosophies and ways of life associated with it.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:43 PM   #17
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Because metal calls for heaviness and that's the lowest note?
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:36 PM   #18
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Why do people use the same I-IV-V?
As a matter of fact, why do people use the same 12 notes? They have all been used before.
As you can see, the answer to your question is; because people like it.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:57 AM   #19
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It's called a pedal tone, and they have been used for thousands of years.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:27 AM   #20
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