#1
So I made up a sweet riff (god enough for me at least), how do I put back up guitar behind it? Does it have to use the same notes or something? Ill give you the tab for the little riff...

----11--------------------------11------------------------
--99--12-12(B)-12-11-12-11----99---12-12(B)-12-14-12-14
#2
ok man what u need to do is either stick sum chords behind it to help it sound how u want it to (major minor idea) or harmonise it sumwhere else on ur neck. If u need help doin that then ya can message me or if u have msn ma addy is six-string_Skater@hotmail.co.uk....er is that breakin the rules? oh well
Last edited by Diateo at May 15, 2006,
#3
Quote by jbritz22
So I made up a sweet riff (god enough for me at least), how do I put back up guitar behind it? Does it have to use the same notes or something? Ill give you the tab for the little riff...

----11--------------------------11------------------------
--99--12-12(B)-12-11-12-11----99---12-12(B)-12-14-12-14


It depends on what you want to do mate.........

Do you want to harmonise it with another guitar? Do you want a rythym fill to go underneath it? (Is that what ur asking - where to go from here? Do what some slayer songs do - play exactly the same thing either up one or down one string - works for me!!! Thats an easy way to harmonise - no bull**** and is easy to do)

Hope that helps mate, (repost if you want more help)

Dan
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#5
Uhh, its two 9's in quick succesion, it's not meant to be a sophisticated tab.

And dan, I am looking for info on how to make a rythym fill underneath it.
#6
u want rhythm well then u can go and do loser powerchords or you can use bar chords or those octave things. It totally depends on what type of sound u wnat...oo sorry johnny ma spellin and grammar are goin down the drain.
#10
distorted is gud, do you want plam muted chugging or like thrashy chords. Punk bands tend to use powerchords or the octave shape quite a but... i DIDNT say always, to stop arguments

|--------|
|--------|
|-9-11-|
|-x--x---|
|-7--9-|
|-------|

is what i mean by octave
#11
Probably thrashy chords, the palm muted chugga chugga can be used for other parts of the song.
#12
ok yeah the octaves are a good option...OR you could harmonise it one time then the next time have one guitar doin chords and the other playin the riff
#13
The way I work out a a second guitar part is to record the part riff you've already written and then experiment with a few power chords until you get a decent progression. Also what strings are the riff you've written on?
#16
Hey sorry it took so long to reply, maybe try something like G sharp 5, then change to c sharp 5 on the bend then change to B5 straight after the bend, then repeat for the second half of the riff, if you get what i mean, otheerwise just experiment.
Last edited by Pete Griffin at May 28, 2006,
#18
easy autumn, its not really difficult to notice that 99 is meant to b 9-9, quit bein awkward
#19
i would definatly use G#5 under the first half. that line gives the feel of the G#5 chord, then the 12 would be a minor third. then dropping that 12 to 11 makes the chord feel go from G#m to G#sus2. so having the G#5 under that forces the lead to make the implied chord change, which sounds cool. if you wanted to, you could just keep the G#5 under the second half as well. works under the same principles except that the 14 is the fourth. so the implied chord change goes from G#m to G#sus4. thats probably what i would do, just make sure you come up with an interesting and complimentary rhythm for the powerchord in the back ground.
#20
umm, whats the tempo and what beats are you playing (8ths, 16ths etc)... and the dude above me, jof1029 GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!!!
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