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Put Some Funk in Your Riffs

Christopher Sung (9641) · [archive]
Style: Metal · Level: Advanced · Tempo: 210
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5

Tonight, I was playing some single-string funky bass line stuff, and realized that some of the ideas could be used to create some interesting metal riffs, so I thought I'd share a few. All of the examples are in E, make extensive use of the low E string as the home base, and make me start to wish that I had a 7-string guitar so that I could go even lower...

This example is a bit tame, but reminds of a Soundgarden-Spoonman type of thing. In the next pages, I'll show some exercises you can use to put more of a funk feel in your riffs, and then show a few more examples of these ideas in action.
Put Some Funk in Your Riffs