“Blues Scale Riffing” by Sarah Spisak

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An essential key to learning and writing great rock and metal riffs is knowing how to play the first octave of the E minor blues scale in several different positions.  We begin by learning four different ways to play these same seven notes (1-b3-4-b5-5-b7-8).  Then we play the scale using power chords for two riff variations in example #11.

In example #12 we use the open A string to shift positions smoothly- a very useful trick!

This lesson is from “Metal Riffology- The Art of the Metal Riff“.