#1
Use chord arpeggios to write riffs?

For example, I know a bunch of buckethead riffs that are made with minor add b9 chords (and most of time, with the aeolian mode). And also, if I want to write a riff based on a mode, I could take the mode's flavour chord(s) and mess with it/them to get a riff?
#2
Do you like how it sounds?
Do you feel warm within your cage?

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#3
Uhm, Stairway to Heaven has arpeggiated riffs And yes to the modes question.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#4
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Do you like how it sounds?



Well Yeah I have to say that it's a bit of a ridiculous question... But I just started to have fun with complicated arpeggios today and yeah I kinda liked it.

I hate when I do things like that x.x (making threads for stupid reasons)

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Uhm, Stairway to Heaven has arpeggiated riffs And yes to the modes question.


Well, I'm kinda talking about more simple riffs than chord based and that kind of acoustic guitar arpeggiating. Like hard rock riffs.
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#5
I'd play what sounds good.... I think thats the point.. It should be in key though.
#6
Whether you mean to or not, riffs usually use chord tones and imply a progression. So your answer is yes. Easily.
#7
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I'd play what sounds good.... I think thats the point.. It should be in key though.

If it sounds good then it doesn't matter if its key or not.