Metal Core Riffing For Beginners

author: WilWood3108449 date: 12/17/2010 category: music styles
rating: 3.6 / votes: 19 
Really like metal core riffs but can't think of your own? I'm here to help with some of that. Hope this comes in handy! What you need: 1) Your guitar in drop D (DADGBe)or C (CGCFAD). 2) Know how to palm mute with a thick accent. 3) Know how to alternate pick. 4) And A LOT of distortion! I use a Washburn Bad Dog with the settings
  [(\)(|)(\)(\)]
    f  h  f  f        f = full (10)  h = half (5)
Get into a palm mute with a thick accent, all open and strum the first three (or two) strings.
[---]]
[---]]
[---]]
[-0-]]  <- this means repeat
[-0-]]
[-0-]]
  x
Keep repeating until your used to doing a palm mute, thickly. Now try this to get used to leaving and returning to thick palm mutes.
[-------]]
[-------]]
[-------]]
[-0--0--]]
[-0--0--]]
[-0--0--]]
  x
Got that down? Keep doing it until you KNOW you've got it! Now try alternate picking the palm mute.
  ^ !      ^ = strum down
[-----]]   ! = strum up
[-----]]
[-----]]
[-0-0-]]
[-0-0-]]
[-0-0-]]
  x x
As soon as you get that down play it faster. After that play this.
[-------------------------]]
[-------------------------]]
[-------------------------]]
[---0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-]]
[---0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-]]
[-3^0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-]]
    x   x x x x   x x x x
And/or this.
[------------------]]
[------------------]]
[------------------]]
[-0---0---0--0-0-0-]]
[-0---0---0--0-0-0-]]
[-0---0---0--0-0-0-]]
      x   x  x x x
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