Metal Riffs For Rookies

author: phreez2011 date: 01/08/2013 category: for beginners
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Metal Riffs For Rookies
Hello, welcome to this brief lesson! First off, most metal is played in D or C tuning. Some bands tune down as low as B or A... For this lesson, we will be playing in C tuning (Two steps down). Just a few things before we start... 1) Crank the Gain/Distortion on your amp. 2) Set the treble, middle and bass to your preference. 3) use a pick

Riff 1


X--------------|
X--------------|
X--------------|
0-2-----3-----0|
0-2-----3-----0|
0---0-0---0-0--|
Its a pretty basic riff. Easy to play, sounds good and is a gateway to much more. Play that riff a few times until you get the hang of it, once you do, try palm muting the open notes on the C string.

Riff 2


x----------------------
x----------------------
x----------------------
o----------------------
o-----3-----5---3-----2
o-0-0---0-0--0-0--0-0--
So, try these two riffs and it should get you on the right track... CHEERS.
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