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Modern Metal Rhythm Guitar - Riff 3

Mike Salow 210 lessons

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The third riff is just a variation of the second riff. Nothing too crazy. All I'm doing here is taking the main phrase and repeating it as to build into the next section. This, accompanied by a blast beat, helps to build into the next section of the tune. 

The only difference in technique here is in the right hand. Again I had to stray from using straight alternate picking becasue of the phrasing I was trying to achieve. 

The riff is an 8 note riff using eighth notes. So each time takes up one measure. The picking pattern is as follows:

D = down U = up

A little wierd at first but like I said it really helped with accenting/phrasing.

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