#1
when i write a song i rarely put chords in and if i do its because i forced myself. 99 precent of all my new riffs are melodies and i love melodies i just feel like a song cant have full structure without atlest a few chords..what do yall think?
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wish i could but iraq has a very sloooow internet connection, i take it they dont use chords thou?
#5
Black Sabbath. Sure Iommi did do chords and all but there are still loads of rhythm parts which are just single notes. Like Electric Funeral.
#6
They do use chords, and a heck of a lot of them for a metal band.

On their latest album a lot of the riffs have loads of major chords in them but they still feel heavy.
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I used to never use chords, then I started listening to Opeth, I always put chords in my songs now.
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#8
hm i guess i understnad, just making chord parts just isnt as fun hah. o well ill try to get some opeth from somewhere and take a listen
#9
hm i guess i understnad, just making chord parts just isnt as fun hah. o well ill try to get some opeth from somewhere and take a listen
#10
To be honest, when I started writing songs, I felt really awkward about using major chords too, but then you start to realise that they have useful tonal qualities and attributes which can be abused, which simply aren't there with barre chords.

But yeah, Opeth are a great example of a metal band using a lot of chords.
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#11
I find it useful when writing a song or a riff to try and figure out the chord that a certain riff is outlining, and playing some form of that chord to flesh out the song a bit.
#12
You hate chords? But even leads work contains chords? Songs have chords in. Get over it.
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