#1
Please don't steal my ideas, I am not sure if this is the wrong forum, but I had a metal question, not a lyric question, so I put it here.
My song is in the key of F
I start off with a strumming of A#m A9 D A#m on a clean guitar or
bar 9
E-10-09-09
B-12-10-10
G-11-11-09
D-09-12-11

Then have a guitar with distortion play the same chords along with it in power chords
D-8-3-10-5
A-8-3-10-5
E-6-1-08-3

Strum pattern ( )=muted note U=upstroke D=downstroke dash=rest
D-D(U)(D)U-DD(U)(D)UD

Here is the lyrics

Never thought
it'd end this way
Had my fun
But I'm goin away
Lookin back
Guess I had a good life
Made a few mistakes
But then again who doesn't

That's when I realized
I left you behind
Won't you join me some day
Up in the sky


Now here is where it gets tricky, I will turn the distortion on and the song with turn into a heavy thrash metal.

Rhythm:
E-
B-
G--------------------------------4-2-
D-4-4-4-2-2-2-4-4-4-2-2-2-4-2-
A-4-4-4-2-2-2-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-0-
E-2-2-2-0-0-0-2-2-2-0-0-0-
----*-*---*-*---*-*---*-*-
*=pm

Leadthis is the part I am not sure about)
E-
B-
G-
D-
A------4------5-----4------2
E-0-2---0-2---0-2---0-2---

The lead is giving me trouble because I don't really know how to spice it up and make it really sound good. Does anyone have any ideas?
#2
To spice any riff up, consider the following:

Hammer-ons/Pull-offs:

Where can you hammer on or pull off to make it sound smoother and more fluidic?
In my opinion, I would Hammer-on the 2 from the open note..in other words:


E-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------|
A-----4----5-----4----2-------------|
E-0h2--0h2---0-2--0-2---------------|


Something like that.

Then I would consider trilling,pinch harmonics etc

Theres lots of ways to spice a riff up, don't be afraid to experiment.
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Last edited by Eternal_One at Jul 19, 2006,
#3
Well.. Does that riff have notes in it that even sound good on top of F# 5, E5, F# 5? You might want to check that. If not, you can think of it like this.. (just a suggestion)

Suppose you're playing F# 5... The second note in that power chord is C#
Suppose you're playing E5 ... The second note in that power chord is B

So with those 2 powerchords, you have 4 notes, try playing some riffs that have C#, E, B, F# in them..

Just an idea that usually comes out pretty decent.

Oh and to the person above me, I'm almost positive "fluidic" isn't a real word. You can just add suffexes to words and hope they exist.
#4
Sorry, didn't know the Spelling police was on patrol today.
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Quote by madbasslover
What's the big deal with Gibsons, anyway?
I've heard loads of Gibsons being played before
and they don't sound any more special than
any other guitar.

^UG's King Of Fail.
#5
Quote by Eternal_One


E-
B-
G-
D-
A------ 4------- 5-------4------2
E-0h2--- 0h2- 0--2---0--2-----




Sounds alot like Master of Puppets
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#6
It looks similar but doesnt sound the same , Unless of course you play it at the same tempo.
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Quote by madbasslover
What's the big deal with Gibsons, anyway?
I've heard loads of Gibsons being played before
and they don't sound any more special than
any other guitar.

^UG's King Of Fail.
#7
why dont you play that lead a couple times then move it over a string and forget the hammer ons?
#8
I realize this isnt really at all what you had before, but its sounds neat trilling (i think that what its called.
-------------4--------------5-------------4--2--0
2h3p2h3---2h3p2h3---2h3p2h3-----------4--0

somthin like that sounds neat.