Im writing a power metal song right now, and so far my progression is :


with the last two chords having one bar each, the rest are two bars each.

My Problem is, i cant seem to find a good Bridge/Riff to use in between the verses and possibly as a pre-chorus. Anyone have Chords to suggest?

I basically have a G min Lead fill over top of these chords right before the singing kicks in, but having that for 90% of the song would get kinda boring i think.

I don't know what the hell I was smoking.
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I Went searching through all my scale notes to see about that A# Harmonic Minor thing Archeo

Anyway, it isnt that the Riff i have is boring, i just think that having it between every verse and before every chorus and for every fill would be a bit repetitive.


Thats what i have over the G, and then the A# , if that makes any difference. theres more over the other chords, but its basically just the same form.
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I was about to ask you how A# suggests G harmonic minor anyway.

I was asking myself the same question.
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^I loled.

And I know this isn't the place to do this, but I think it would sound better if the last bar was an F instead of G. Just my opinion.

For a bridge section, a lot of power metal goes into the relative major of the song for a few bars. So maybe something where each chord lasts 2 bars. Like Bb, Cm, F, Gm, Cm, F, and then crescendo the Gm for 4 bars and lead into a solo or something.
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That "A#" is more than likely a Bb anyway.

Indeed. TS, you would do well to learn about diatonics.

You should have a riff with D (because D is dominant here, it wants to resolve) leading back to the G.

For example, a chord progression you could use is:

Cm --Dmaj ---Gm
Thanks Iron Dude, ill try that out.

@Beadhangingone, Ill try and Put in a D for sure, i thought i had one but looking back on the tab i made it seems i was mistaken Writing at 2 in the morning isnt very easy.

I was thinking about Having the Last bar of the Verse, one guitar playing the G and one playing the D, Then repeats back to the start with G. I Dunno if that would work though

EDIT: I Uploaded a recording of the Tab on Guitar Pro, incase anyone cant figure out what its supposed to sound like by my descriptions But a word of warning, i dont know how to write for drums.
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