Very well then. Example 5a! Examples 5-6 will all explore a technique I call “slap-muting”. This entails using your left hand, slapping on the strings while palm muting with your right hand. This creates a percussive effect that will sound really cool at higher tempos. In example 5a, you will see a very common metal rhythm, where you play two notes and then one rest and so on, creating a constant syncopating against the beat. So start out by nailing that riff (using a modern-type muting) and then move on to example 5b!