#1
So I realize that most great Doom riffs aren't super technical and are usually very simple but for some reason I have a hard time writing worthwhile doom licks. So my question is what parts of theory would you consider essential? I'm talking about writing stuff like Candlemass, Magic Circle, Procession etc.
#2
...Idk. Does it sound like Doom? I mean, you know your great doom metal bands. What did they do? Other writing in a minor key (mostly)? I don't really know how useful analyzing Doom Metal would be, from a theory perspective.
#3
I'd say it's mostly just keeping them slow and dark sounding and using lots of dissonant intervals and really not sounding like you're in a hurry to get anywhere. Tritones, minors thirds, and minor seconds are your best friends, but that goes for a lot more than just doom, and of course anything goes. Learn a bunch of doom riffs and look at what notes they use. Look at where the dissonant and consonant sounds are in the riff -are they on an accented beat? are they short or long?
Last edited by The4thHorsemen at Jun 8, 2015,