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Chapter 6: Riff Progression – How to use chord changes to devise inventive song riffs

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Chapter 6: Riff Progression – How to use chord changes to devise inventive song riffs

Turning his attention back to chord-based ideas, in this chapter Mark discusses how, when writing songs for both Periphery and Haunted Shores, he will often use unusual chord shapes and changes as the basis for crafting inventive, interesting riffs and parts that incorporate both chords and single-note ideas, using a combination of scalar and arpeggiated ideas to melodically describe chords. To demonstrate this concept, the guitarist demonstrates the bridge section to the Periphery song “Have a Blast”

Genre:

Artist, Hard Rock / Metal, Prog

Difficulty:

Intermediate-Advanced

Tuning:

Down One , Drop D , Whole Step

Techniques Used:

alternate picking, chords, finger slides, palm muting

Artist:

Mark Holcomb, Periphery

Run Time:

5:35


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