Metal Core Riffing For Beginners

How to boost your creativity on metal core riffing.

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Really like metal core riffs but can't think of your own? I'm here to help with some of that. Hope this comes in handy! What you need: 1) Your guitar in drop D (DADGBe)or C (CGCFAD). 2) Know how to palm mute with a thick accent. 3) Know how to alternate pick. 4) And A LOT of distortion! I use a Washburn Bad Dog with the settings
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    f  h  f  f        f = full (10)  h = half (5)
Get into a palm mute with a thick accent, all open and strum the first three (or two) strings.
[---]]
[---]]
[---]]
[-0-]]  <- this means repeat
[-0-]]
[-0-]]
  x
Keep repeating until your used to doing a palm mute, thickly. Now try this to get used to leaving and returning to thick palm mutes.
[-------]]
[-------]]
[-------]]
[-0--0--]]
[-0--0--]]
[-0--0--]]
  x
Got that down? Keep doing it until you KNOW you've got it! Now try alternate picking the palm mute.
  ^ !      ^ = strum down
[-----]]   ! = strum up
[-----]]
[-----]]
[-0-0-]]
[-0-0-]]
[-0-0-]]
  x x
As soon as you get that down play it faster. After that play this.
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[---0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-]]
[---0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-]]
[-3^0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-]]
    x   x x x x   x x x x
And/or this.
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[------------------]]
[------------------]]
[-0---0---0--0-0-0-]]
[-0---0---0--0-0-0-]]
[-0---0---0--0-0-0-]]
      x   x  x x x
Tablature Copyright 2010 Full of Fail

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    Vanheistrecht55
    I think you've overlooked the fact that these days... to be really CORE! You've got to drop further than C, Go down to drop A in an attempt to be heavier while recycling these riffs!
    krypticguitar87
    so what you are saying is to play metalcore you simply play either a D5 or C5 palm muted and some times before you hit an F or a D# right before you hit the powerchord.... I'm not really into metalcore but I don't think I have ever heard a metalcore song that sounds like this....
    amonamarthmetal
    metalcore is much better than this, i agree miss may i have done some really generic shit but august burns red is pretty insane for a metalcore band
    Boss Music Man
    This is actually hilarious but so true Metalcore is way too oversaturated unless you're unique (lamb of god, all that remains etc..)
    WilWood3108449
    6xXpanteraXx6 wrote: this is just basic palm muting it isnt any genre even it should be labled palm muting practice.
    Yeah, when I wrote this I wasn't very smart in choosing a name.
    6xXpanteraXx6
    this is just basic palm muting it isnt any genre even it should be labled palm muting practice.
    WilWood3108449
    willem93 wrote: Tablature Copyright 2010 Full of Fail Haha +1
    Haha thanks! Thats my band's name.
    WilWood3108449
    By the way, guys, this is an example from Scars of Tomorrow's 'Failure in Drowning' album. Sorry for any in convenience.
    theguitaristdud
    LMAO! You all are bashing on this guy when he is obviously making a satire of this shitty genre that i find quite funny! HAHAHAHA!
    CannotWrite
    This article help me a whole lot. Never thought of chugging open strings powerchord like that.
    krypticguitar87
    wow really , i'm not going to say I listen to it that often, actually i really kind of a void it, but just p.m.-ing open power chords.... and I thought punk guitar was easy...
    Aturaya
    It's a joke, guys... ...I hope. And kryptic, every generic metalcore song sounds like this.
    skild sic
    amonamarthmetal wrote: metalcore is much better than this, i agree miss may i have done some really generic shit but august burns red is pretty insane for a metalcore band
    christian metalcore even lol beta lot of people didnt know that one