Lesson 2 - Turning a Few Cool Guitar Riffs to a Song
In the previous lesson I showed how to play a few modern alt-rock and metal riffs. Playing a bunch of different cool riffs is good but playing the whole song is even better. Now it's time to take it to the next level and combine four pretty cool riffs into one metal song.
The track sounds massive because like in any metal song there are drums and bass in it. In order to make practice more fun I recorded the "band simulator", a special track with only drums and bass inside.
Download backing track (vorbis audio file)
Now let's learn the song by small, manageable chunks, one step at a time.
Riff 1 – Verse I
Riff 2 – Chorus I
This guitar riff has the same rhythmic pattern as the Figure I has from the 'Guitar Riffs for Beginners Lesson'.
Riff 3 – Verse II
This chorus is similar to the first one, except that for diversity, I didn't pause here and played the riff solidly, as guitar riff 2 of the previous lesson.
Riff 4 – Ending
After the riffs are done, have fun with playing the whole piece, Here is the backing track in three different speeds 100, 110 and 120 beats per minute: