Skip to main content Skip to navigation Skip to search
  • Lessons
  • Articles
  • Lessons
  • Articles



Rhythmic Displacement in Metal: Original Rhythm

Full Access required.
Or enter your email below to get Free lessons!

By signing up, you agree to our Terms & Privacy Policy

Rhythmic Displacement in Metal: Playthrough & Intr... Rhythmic Displacement in Metal: Breakdown

First, we will take a look at the original rhythm in which our example stems from. This rhythm fits perfectly within one measure in 4/4 but soon we will throw it all off with our displacement. 

If we talk about this rhythm with numbers we will see 4 specific groupings that are being played and then repeated. 

4 - 1 - 4 - 3 (repeated)

Now, at first these groupings will only be separated by one 16th note rest which makes it fit perfectly in one measure.

Start by practicing this rhythm with downstrokes that hit string mutes on the rests. By doing this we account for every single 16th within the measure which in turn makes it easier to grasp.