hi I'm a big fan of alternative rock and metal, i was wondering how to write alternative riffs, what a good tuning 4 alternative metal
Standard tuning, but it should be the one that suits YOU most. And, alternative metal is a veeeeery broad genre, pretty much all that can't be cathegorized is "alternative".

Also, some great alternative metal:
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LOL, for some reason the impression I get from you is like some wacky Frank Zappa of metal pulling pranks at the Grammys and telling crude jokes during interviews.
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this forum is for asking recording questions and showing off your riffs and recordings (the subforums). ask in something like MT or the B&A section that fits that style. EG might work, but its not exactly the right place for it.