Heavy Metal Examples

author: Feelthevayne date: 09/23/2004 category: guitar styles

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Content: 1. Palmuting 2. Powerchords a) Standard b) One finger c) Inverted 4. Alternate picking 5. Harmonics 6. Octave chords --------------------- 1. Palm muting. This is self explanatory. Lay your hand on the strings (closer to the bridge. The closer you are to the bridge the clearer the notes.) This is a riff from Slayer's Dicsiple. Palm muting is rep by pm. and dots: E|-------------------------| B|-------------------------| G|-------------------------| D|-------------9-----------| A|----------------8-7------| E|-000-000---------000-000-| pm....... ....... From Megadeth's Go To Hell: E|----------------------------------------------------------------------| B|----------------------------------------------------------------------| G|----------------------------------------------------------------------| D|----------------------------------------------------------------------| A|-2---------/7---2--------/6--2---------/5--2---------/4--2---------/3-| E|---3-2-1---------3-2-1-------3-2-1---------3-2-1--------3-2-1---------| pm......... .......... ........... .......... From slipknot's disaster piece: E|-------------------------------| B|-------------------------------| G|-------------------------------| D|-------------------------------| A|-----0-------1-----0-2-2-0-3-1-| D|-00-0--11-1-00-0-2-2-0-3-1-----| pm... ... ... 2. Next section is just as common power chords are used in ever genre of metal. Here are some riffs utilizing them: Metallica Enter Sandman the * tabs are power chords...theyre moveable: E|------------------------------------------------------| B|------------------------------------------------------| G|------------------------------------------------------| D|------------------------------------------------------| A|-2---/7--------2---/7-------2---/7-------5-4-5-4-5-4--| E|-0------5-6---0------5-6--0------6-5--3-0-3-0-3-0-0-0-| * * * ************ Chimaira's Cleansaton: D|----------------------------| A|----------------------------| F|----------------------------| C|----------------------------| G|-0-4-3--0-3-2--0-4-3--0-3-2-| C|-0-4-3--0-3-2--0-4-3--0-3-2-| (in droped tunings power chords may beplayed with 1 finger barreing the fret across the E,A,D strings) 3. One finger chords: From Megadeth's Symphony Of Destruction: E|--------------------------------------------------| B|--------------------------------------------0h1p0-| G|-------------------0h2p0--------------------------| D|--2----1----0-------------2----1---0--------------| A|--2----1----0--------------2---1----0-------------| E|-----0----0----0-------------0----0----0----------| pm . . . . . . From Slayer's Seasons In The Abyss: E|---------------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------------| G|---------------------------------------------------| D|-----------------------------------------2------1--| A|-----------------------------------------2-------1-| D|--0-2-3--0-2-3-5--0-2-3-0-2-3-5----3-0-------------| pm.............................................. .... Inverted chords: Well i dont know any off hand riffs so...here is a primer: E|----------------------------| B|----------------------------| G|----------------------------| D|--------------------------3-| A|--1---5---1---4---------3---| E|--3---5---3---6--000--------| pm ..... 4. Alternate picking is a must when you encounter fast rhythmns or solos simply stroke up and down. Here are three good alternate picking exersizes to build up your chops: E|-----------------------------------------------------------------0-1-2-3-4-3-2-1-0-| B|----------------------------------------------------0-1-2-3-4----------------------| G|---------------------------------------0-1-2-3-4-----------------------------------| D|--------------------------0-1-2-3-4------------------------------------------------| A|--------------0-1-2-3-4------------------------------------------------------------| E|-0-1-2-3-4-------------------------------------------------------------------------| E|-1-3-4-3-1-4-2-4--------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------------------1-3-4-3-1-4-2-4------------------------------------------------------| G|-----------------------------------------1-3-4-3-1-4-2-4----------------------------------| D|-------------------------------------------------------------1-3-4-3-1-4-2-4--------------| A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------1-3-4-3-| D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| E|-------------12---------------------12-----12-----------| B|-12-13-15----15-13-12-13-15----15-----15-13-12-13-14-15-| G|--------------------------------------------------------| D|--------------------------------------------------------| A|--------------------------------------------------------| E|--------------------------------------------------------| 5. Harmonics....there are three types of harmonics used in metal. Natural harmonics: simply lightly touch over a fret to get an interesting tone when picking it here are some natural harmonic riffs: Drowning pool sermon: E|----------------------| B|----------------------| G|-------------5*-5*----| D|---------5*-------5*--| A|--5*-5*------------5*-| D|----------------------| (harmonics noted by *) Chimera Dead Inside: E|------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|------------------------------------------------------------------------| D|------------------------------------------------------------------------| A|------------------------------------------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------333--444-| A|-00-1-0-1-0-3---5*--00-1-0-1-0-3---5*--00-1-0-1-0-333--444--------------| Korn Good God: D|--------------------------------------------------| A|----------7*-------7*------------7*------7*-------| F|-------5*------------7*-------5*-----------7*-----| C|-----------------------------------------------7*-| G|--------------------------------------------------| D|--------------------------------------------------| A|-1-0--------1-0---------1-0--------1-0------------| Pinch harmonics. To do these fret the note and add the tip of the index finger to a normal pick attack. Pictures in the gold room by Chimaira: D|-----------------------------------| A|-----------------------------------| F|-----------------------------------| C|-----------------------------------| G|------------------3/5-5-5----------| C|--2(ph)p0--00-------------3/5-5-5--| pm ... Slipknots Disaster Piece: E|-----------------------------| B|-----------------------------| G|-----------------------------| D|-----------------------------| A|---2(ph)-0--3-4-1------------| D|-----------0-3-4-1--/6--8--9-| Chimaira's Stigmurder: D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| F|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| C|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|----------5p4----------5p4----------5p4-------------5p4----------5p4--4*(ph)-| C|-00000-------00000------00000-------00000000------00000----------------------| Artificial harmonics. To do these fret the note and touch the string over the other note indicated with the index finger and pick with another finger: E|---------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------| G|---------------------------------------| D|---------------------------1(13)-5(17)-| A|---------------------------------------| E|-1(13)--3(15)--4(16)-------------------| (notice the other note is 12 frets above) E|------------------------------| B|------------------------------| G|------------------------------|(4 frets above) D|------------------------------| A|------------------------------| E|-1(5)--3(7)--000-5*--000-1(5)-| E|-----------------------------| B|-----------------------------| G|-----------------------------| seven frets above D|-----------------------------| A|-----------------------------| E|-1(8)----4(11)--3(10)---1(8)-| 6. Octave chords. Spimly these are 2 note chords with the same note 1 octave above and \ below: E|-----| B|-----| G|--7--| D|--x--| (an ocave D chord) A|--5--| E|-----| Play around with them. Godsmack Awake: D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------| A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------| F|---------------7/8-8-8-8-8--------------7/8-8-8-8-8-------------7/101010----| C|---------------x/x-x-x-x-x---------------x-x-x-x-x-x--------------x-x-x-x-x-| G|-0-00-0--0--5/6-6-6-6-6-0-00-0-0-5/6-6-6-6-6-0-00-0-0-5/8-8-8-8-------------| C|-0-00-0--0-----------------0-00-0--0----------------0-00-0-0----------------| Mudvayne Nnot Falling: D|-----------------------------------------------------| A|-----------------------------------------------------| F|-----------------------------------------1010109999--| C|-----------------------------------------xxxxxxxxxx--| G|-00300-00300-00300-00300-03--8888/7777---------------| C|-00300-00300-00300-00300-03--------------------------|

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