Okay. I am having trouble making up riffs on my own. I have been playing guitar for about 3 years. I am still catching on to certain things. But I still can't find anything good to play. Can someone give me some tips on making my own riffs? Btw I play al types of rock music, metal, and punk. Thanks in advance!
Well to make metalriffs I usually start by PM-tremolopicking the low Estring and then hit a powerchord somewhere, then the rests follows.
For punk, use the 1, 4, 5 power chord progression. If you know what the major scale is, then play the power chord version of the 1st, 4th, and 5th notes. If not, pick any power chord on the A E Strings, then, using the same frets, move back to the D A strings, then slide up 2 frets. Heres the 3 chords in A major....
b------------------Play around with those until you get something you like.
d------- 7---9------
a--7- --5---7------
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