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Rhythmic Displacement in Metal: Playthrough & Intro

Mike Salow 210 lessons

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Hi all! 

Welcome back to another tutorial. This time around we'll be discussing rhythmic displacement within metal guitar riffs.

The first thing I need to point out is that we will be using a dropped D tuning

Now, as you may know, the concept of rhythmic displacement can be used in various styles either within rhythm guitar or lead guitar parts. In this context, we will be looking at a metal riff that I've created specifically for this tutorial. This rhythm stems from an original one bar 4/4 16th note rhythm that we will displace by one 16th rest, therefore having a 17 note pattern.

As we will discuss in the next videos it should be noted that we can approach this concept in many ways and this is just one of those ways. 

Pay close attention to the tab. The rhythmic displacement is most apparent within the sheet music provided so be sure to study.

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