#1
has anyone got any tips on how to make like pop-punk riffs, my band really needs me to make a couple up but i just cant seem to make any?
can anyone help?
#2
Pop-punk?

Uh, it's not hard, find a key and play powerchords in it on beat.

EDIT: Actually, it's probably off-beat.
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#3
depends... what do u mean by pop-punk... cuz draven is right if ur goin for that green day kinda sound... but if u want more of a kinda emo-ish thing, then id say some palm-muting and arpeggios as well...

(for the record, i hate pop-punk and emo... im just helpin a brother out)
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#4
power chords are usually all pop-punk stuff is. Just listen through your favouriter albums for some inspiration
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#5
Look at song of the bands you like and pay attention to how they use power chords and stuff
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#6
Those are easy, stay close on your chordes and variate with lots of ghost notes and stuff to make it sound punky. Its all bar cordes n ghost notes
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#9
basically notes you play much softer and quieter than the rest of the riff. their useful for creating texture and also help keep a rhythm without constraining a piece to the rhythm
#10
If your going for punk, or anything really, you should know your theory n stuff. Dont just play random chords together, cause most of the time it'll sound terrible. If youre improvising then thats fine, but once you have a riff, find out the key of it and build on it from there.
#11
For your theory write out a major scale. I will use C cause its easy.

C D E F G A B C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Use the major chord of the following numbers 1,3,5 or you could use the minor chords. All these chords should sound good together. Some times you can use 7 aswell.

If you play them all as bar chords, you will be as good as any punk band i know. Dont be affraid to try out 7th chordes aswell it can add variation to your riffs.
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#12
got an easy one, play power chords one measure each note starting from fret 6 on E, fret 6 on A, fret 8 on A then back to 6 on E and jump to the second position and back in the middle of the last measure and then begin again
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B--------------------8-----------------------10---------------------
G--7----------------8 <the same thing>10---------------------7
D--8 <for a bar> 8-----------------------10---------------------8
A--8----------------6------------------------8----------------------8
E--6-----------------------------------------------------------------6
#13
b power chords work really well, like X244XX b's. also use the pentatonic scale on the 2nd and 4th fret for leads and faster riffs.
#14
just dick around with some power chords im sure you'll find somthin u like