Beginners Guide To Playing Hardcore

author: Unregistered date: 05/25/2007 category: music styles
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Chiodos, Underoath, Killswitch Engage, many people wonder how to get music like there's. I hope to help you out with some of my techniques. Intro. The intro should have either a catchy metal riff or just a straight up chord progression to catch the listeners attention. To come up with these riffs, you can listen to bands and listen to there intro riff and get a feel of what that song is like, so intro can be the most important part. Here are some examples:
Catchy intro riff: Left Without A Purpose's "All Was Lost"
e|---8p7-8p7----8p7-8p7|  |---13p12-12p12---13p12-13p12|
B|---8p7-8p7----8p7-8p7|  |---13p12-12p12---13p12-13p12|
G|---------------------|  |----------------------------|
D|000--------000-------|x2|000-----------000-----------|x2
A|000--------000-------|  |000-----------000-----------|
D|000--------000-------|  |000-----------000-----------|

Chord Progression riff: Chiodos' "There's No Penguins In Alaska"
e-----------------------------------|
b-----------------------------------|
g---777-777-777-7/5-33333333-5555---|
d---777-777-777-7/5-33333333-5555---|x3
a---555-555-555-5/3-11111111-3333---|
d-----------------------------------|
Verse. The verse can range from a heavy riff or a melodic riff. You want the verse to have power to put into the chorus. It can also be called pre-chorus. For rhythem guitar you can lay down a barre chord riff too for harmonization. Examples.
Melodic riff: From First To Last's "Secrets Don't Make Friends"
e|----------------------|
b|----------------------|
g|-----2h3p2------------|
d|-2h3-------3p2p0h2h3--|x8
a|----------------------|
D|----------------------|


e|-----10~-----10~----------10~-----|
b|-----x~------x------------x-------|
g|-----7~------7--9~s10-----10~-12~-|
d|-0-0-0~--0-0-0~-------8-8-8--{8}~-|x2
a|-0-0-0~--0-0-0~-------8-8-8--{8}~-|
D|-0-0-0~--0-0-0~-------8-8-8--{8}~-|
PM... 

Chord Progression verse: Chiodos' "Baby, You Wouldn't Last A Minute On The Creek"
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-7777------7777------3333333-999999999999------------------|
|-xxxx-0000-xxxx-0000-xxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx------------------|
|-5555-0000-5555-0000-1111111-777777777777------------------|
|------0000------0000---------------------------------------|
p.m...
Chorus. The chorus is the heart of the song, it usually contains powerful lyrics with a rhythmetic sequence of riffs and powerchords.
Left Without A Purpose's "Walk In My Door"
Chorus G1
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|-6-6-9-999-2-22222-2-2|
D|-6-6-x-xxx-2-22222-2-2|X3
A|-4-4-7-777-0-00000-0-0|
E|----------------------|

Chorus G2
e|2-1-421-421-421-421-421-|X4
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|
Breakdown. This is the core of the hardcore, the death defying breakdown, where it's all out mosh fist fight, crunching screams, the bass is pounding right in your face, and then the guitar comes out with a killer riff.
From First To Last's "Secrets Don't Make Friends"
|------------------------------------------------| 
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|--0-0-----7p0--0-0-----7p0--3x-3x-3x-3x-3x-3x---|
|--0-0-5p0------0-0-5p0------3x-3x-3x-3x-3x-3x---|
|--0-0----------0-0----------3x-3x-3x-3x-3x-3x---|
PM...
That's pretty much all I can think of, it all just depends on how much your determined to do what you want to do.
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