#1
ok i had another thread about this and i got some help from 4 people about chords which is usefull but what about:
-Octave chords alot of bands use them
-Help with rhythm because i notice when i play i always just strum the string an even amount like i wont do 2 then have a short break then do 6 or sumthing i will always do 4 then change note then do 4 again.
-just like a normal intro riff using just single notes and not chords like 'Dammit' by blink 182

Thanks
#2
Not sure what you mean, but for rhythm, you can try swing eighths, a triplet feel. A good example would be the main riff in Satriani's "Made of Tears". You can also try galloping; two sixteenth notes and an eighth, like Metallica's "Battery".
#3
-Help with rhythm because i notice when i play i always just strum the string an even amount like i wont do 2 then have a short break then do 6 or sumthing i will always do 4 then change note then do 4 again.


Use GuitarPro or Powertab to isolate and slow down the rhythm guitar. Then play it with the right rhythm and speed up later.
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#5
I can't think of any punk song that doesn't use powerchords somewhere in them.
#6
im not saying no powerchords just not a begining powerchord riff.

and i dont know what they are called so i called them Octave chords:
e-
b-
g-7
d-x
a-5
E-

what is that called??
#7
Yeah that's what I believe is an octave chord. And you could try like do two bars of power chords or something, then do a little riff of single notes. I dunno, I have yet to master song creation.
#8
You can try barre chords, which is basically just a more developed powerchord.

eg.

e---5----5----5
b---5----5----5
g---5----6----6
d---7----7----7
a---7----7----x
e---5----5----x

etc. basically, think open chords and just use ur index finger as a capo.
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#9
1.It's not an octave chord, it's just octaves, lol.

2.For an opening riff, try foreshadowing the lyrics or something. Kinda like how in Smells Like Teen Spirit, by Nirvana, the solo is basically the same notes Kurt is singing, kinda like that, get it? OR you can maybe try a slow intro, and then burst into powerchords.

3. For rythm, try studying some rythm used in some of your favorite songs, and maybe base a rythm, or even entirely copy the rythm used.
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#10
hazza it sounds like you already know lots of different ways to make the sounds with your guitar you just have to put them together. you dont really have to overdo it though. dammit by blink 182 is basically the same thing over and over again. C-G-A-F. Just start playing and see what sounds good to you then put it together into a song.
#11
Try combining. Don't do one single-string riff and one power chord-riff, but do both in one.
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#12
Wow the power chord to single notes sounds really good.

Thanks!!

im working on to try to have powerchord to single notes to octaves