#1
Hi, I have a question for you, UG members...
I like metal and usually I do covers with Metallica/Slayer/Anthrax/Municipal Waste/ Violator things. Sometimes I try to do my own riffs even they are easy or banal...
Now the question: It's better to do cover or try to make some riffs even they're banal? What's the best thing to do?
#2
Mastering technique. All chords, scales, etc. Then you can make something on your own. Do this, believe me.
#3
Make covers give you the experience and ideas to help you with your inspiration, it's a good thing, try to do both.
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Mastering technique. All chords, scales, etc. Then you can make something on your own. Do this, believe me.




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Why choose one or the other. Do both.


Do this. Also: always write your own stuff, it's a skill that needs practicing as much as anything else.
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#6
You don't have to be good at guitar to write a good riff. Some awful guitarists have stumbled on some great riffs.

The writing process should begin after you learn your first chord and, it never ends, always try and come up with your own stuff.

If you find yourself coming up with boring, uninspired riffs then you need to step away from the guitar and listen to music that inspires you, then, go back to the guitar and learn that riff that made your jaw drop
#7
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Make covers give you the experience and ideas to help you with your inspiration, it's a good thing, try to do both.
This is it. You will develop your riff writing skills too, but it takes time though
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You don't have to be good at guitar to write a good riff. Some awful guitarists have stumbled on some great riffs.

The writing process should begin after you learn your first chord and, it never ends, always try and come up with your own stuff.

If you find yourself coming up with boring, uninspired riffs then you need to step away from the guitar and listen to music that inspires you, then, go back to the guitar and learn that riff that made your jaw drop



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