Metalcore Lesson 1

author: xXxA7X~Fan07xXx date: 01/23/2014 category: music styles
rating: 3.3 / votes: 19 
Metalcore Lesson 1
Here is a first lesson so go easy on me. It's mostly metalcore. For drop D and D# kinda stuff. I know some of you guys are into that kind of playing. It's just basic easy stuff really so I won't make it too difficult. It's just stuff that I practice most of the time or even try to make them into cool riffs for songs. So I'll make a practice riff then do kind of a short song version of the tabs. Here it goes.

Riff 1: Kind of an old Avenged Sevenfold style thing

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-----------------------10-----------------------8-------------------------7--
------5---7---8---7h8--10------5---7---8---7h8--8-------5---7---8---7h8---7--
-0-0----0---0---0------10--0-0---0---0---0------8---0-0---0---0---0-------7--
Repeat that riff as many times as you want and maybe add some more stuff.

Riff 2: Random chords that might help out some

-0----5---7---10------------------------------------------------------------
-6----5---7---10------------------------------------------------------------
-9----5---7---10------------------------------------------------------------
-0----3---5---8----7----10--------------------------------------------------
-0----3---5---8----5----8---------------------------------------------------
-0----3---5---8----5----8---------------------------------------------------

Riff 3: Blessthefall kind of stuff

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-----------------8h7-7----------------------------------------------------
-1b-0-0-1b--0-0-----------------------------------------------------------

Riff 3.2: Lead Blessthefall style metalcore

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-----17-15-----------------------------------------------------------
-12--------10~----------12h15--8h10--15h17---------------------------
----------------0-0-0------------------------------------------------

Riff 3.3: Rhythm Blessthefall style

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-8---7---0---10------------------------------------------------------
-8---7---0---10------------------------------------------------------
-8---7---0---10--0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------------------------
So I hope this doesn't mess anyone up. Blessthefall was the only good band that I could think of to model the metalcore stuff from since they are good anyway. At least I think so. The Sevenfold style riff is something I wrote like 3 years ago. If anyone can name the longer chords then go ahead. Any mistakes let me know. I didn't name the strings since this can be used for any drop tunings really. Hope this helps some. We need more metalcore lessons of this type.

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