#1
What are some common riffs bands like these two use? I'm starting a band and we want to do original stuff like it. We're playing in drop d. Thank you!
#2
E|------------------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------------------
G|------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------
A|---5---7----8---7-5-----7----10----7-5----
D|00-00--00--00-----88---88----88---------

Basically This. JK.
Basically this with a harmony.
#5
But seriously, I dont know to many terms here, but what i have mostly seen in the riffs are just open notes, 8th fret, 7th fret, 5th fret, and 10th frets on the E string. With some notes from whatever scale your in on the A, and D string. Then just play that with a harmony catchy rhythm, and some rhythm power chords, and chugging. And you get a common metalcore riff.
But their solo's are usually pretty interesting, so just learn scales, and common sweep picking shapes like this.

|------------13h17p13-----------
|---------15------------15---------
|------14------------------14---------
|---15------------------------15-------
|17------------------------------17-----
|---------------------------------------
I sound a bit like a jerk, but honestly those bands are a bit generic sounding.
Last edited by Yoda_is_real at Jul 20, 2010,
#6
it's alright, they can sound generic. I listen to other stuff too (Saosin, etc.). thanks for the help anyway.
#7
you could ask in the subforum for that genre or something, but this forum is for talking about recording and the subforums for show casing your stuff.