Haven't had any inspiration recently so I'm posting to see if anyone's free to collaborate. I'm a good guitarist, I'm knowledgable on drums programming, and I'm a decent metal vocalist (best for black metal or death metal). My weak points are bass, vocals, keys, and although I'm good at programming drums, I'd much rather work with a real drummer.
In the following examples, I’ll be using the E Phrygian Dominant scale to write two heavy metal riffs, each with a different approach and style. This scale has an Eastern sound and is perfect for metal, with its flat second, major third and flat seventh intervals.
Can't make of a song that doesn't sound similar to another song? Would you like to? I've got some tips that just might help you.Learn More
If you want to write riffs like Metallica or Megadeth, then all the theory of chords, chord progression, substitutions, etc. is of limited use for you. Sure, by studying it you may find some nuggets of knowledge that may prove interesting. but the fact is that metal riffs are simply not described well in terms of chords and progressions.Learn More
I need help writing black metal. I've been wanting to write my own atmospheric black metal album for a couple of months now. I've been playing guitar for about five years, but unfortunately, my knowledge of music theory and writing music is basic to the point of being nonexistant.Learn More
Examples 1 and 2 are blues-based riffs that are emblematic of early heavy metal. The first is a two-bar riff based on the blues pentatonic scale that is repeated to become a four-bar phrase. Example 2 is a two-bar sequence that transposes up a fourth. Driving bass lines are the essence of metal bass playing.Learn More
Nu metal music emphasizes mood, rhythm, and texture over melody. Often, nu metal songs use rhythmic, syncopated riffs played on distorted electric guitars with strings tuned to lower pitches to create a dark and thick sound. Nu metal, like metalcore, is widely hated by many metalheads. Both genres are frequently called 'mallcore' and 'poser metal'.Learn More
Killswitch Engage's 8 tips on mastering metalcore You'll never get them to say it themselves, but Killswitch Engage played a major role in the emergence and resurgence of modern metal. They helped to shape the melodic metalcore sound that pervades today's heavy scene and influenced everyone from Trivium to Parkway Drive and The Devil Wears Prada along the way.Learn More
To make up riffs in the key of G learn the super simple solo pattern on the right. The black dots show you which notes you can play. The left of the diagram shows you which finger to use for each note. To play the notes along the top of the diagram you just play the string by itself (as an open string without any fingers on it). At first, play the notes one at a time in the order shown.Learn More
A thorough guitar lesson focusing on the simplicity and re-usability of the most common hard rock chord progressions and sequences.Learn More
What Guitar Scales I Need To Know In Order to Play Metal. 5 minutes read, by Tommaso Zillio.. Let’s now see some of these exotic metal scales. All the scales are tabbed in the key of A. Phrygian Dominant Scale. The most famous exotic scale, and one of the best sounds of metal. It is a very dramatic scale.Learn More
Inject Passion Into Your Lead Playing with this Lesson in Andy Timmons' Expressive Guitar Style. By David Brewster It's time we all explored Andy Timmons’ emotive and highly refined string bending approaches and techniques.Learn More
Looking to play metal or brush up on your technique and soloing? Your gonna want to get familiar with a stiffer action as opposed to the sloppy mess t.Learn More
One of the first bands to consciously employ these ideas in a rock context was King Crimson (Discipline, 1981), perhaps influenced by minimalist classical music of Steve Reich and Terry Riley. Meshuggah pioneered the use of cross-rhythmic riffs in metal since the mid 90’s and their impact on modern metal cannot be understated.Learn More