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I want to write some skramz songs à la City of caterpillar, sed non satiata,.... But oh well, I don't know what chords to use, nor what scales, I also don't know what tuning and I also don't know how to write these neat instrumental/melodic kind of riffs. So to be frankly I don't know where to start at all. So some help with a few basic chords,scales,tunings within the genre would be very helpful and a bit help with the instrumental stuff would be great.

By instrumental I mean stuff like this:

e|---------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B|------5~----5~----6~---5---|---5--5--5--5--5---6--6--5--5----------|
G|----5-----5-----5----5--5--|----5--5--5--5------5--5--55-55--------|
D|--7-----7-----8----8-------|-7~--7--7--7--7--8~--8--8-------7~-----|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------------------|


by saetia for example.

To take a listen to the bands I've mentioned:

http://www.myspace.com/cityofcaterpillar
http://www.myspace.com/sednonsatiata (this myspace official just to let you know)

There are also some live videos on youtube if you're interested.

Thanks in advance if I actually get some help, it would be most greatly apreciated!

Brecht.

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