How to Turn Pentatonic Licks Into Sick Metal Riffs

author: KevinGoetz date: 05/22/2014 category: guitar techniques

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How to Turn Pentatonic Licks Into Sick Metal Riffs
If you find yourself wanting to start playing more complicated metal riffs, but aren't sure how to go about it, one of the easiest places to look is the basic minor pentatonic scale, something I'm sure you've already learned but can't necessarily apply to your genre.

With some subtle note changes throughout the minor pentatonic scale, you can create something similar enough in terms of muscle memory, but different enough that it avoids that distinctly "blues" association which the minor pentatonic normally has.

If you'd like to see how this process works, take a look at the following video:


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