Learn to play and write great metal riffs in this three-volume package.
This lesson features two simple but heavy riffs based on the interval of a minor second. Because these riffs are so simple you can focus on your sound, making sure that your pick attack and muting are precise. The notes E and F can be viewed as the root and flat second in the key of E minor. The b2 has a dark sound and is very suitable for metal riffing. On a personal note, the discovery of the b2 was a breakthrough for me as I had a background in classical music and this note was somehow “off limits”. By training your ears to recognize intervals you’ll be able to recognize them when you hear them in riffs and apply these sounds to your own playing.
Backing tracks, PDF of tab and Guitar Pro files are included in the free lesson.