It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to come out with a column, but I’m back!!
So let’s just jump right back into it. I guess well just focus mainly on the right hand technique involved in playing rhythm guitar. One of the best ways that I have found to make myself a much more articulate and precise player, is just to experiment with gallop rhythms. Sometimes I’ll put on my metronome and just play random rhythms, or I’ll try to master one or two distinct rhythms. A lot of times when I’m working on exercises like this; I’ll put on a movie, or a TV show and just thrash it up for awhile, because lets face it, rhythms by themselves get really boring after awhile.
With all of that in mind, let’s get to the exercises:
A and B, we’ve all seen before. These are the basic gallop rhythms. Become very familiar with these. There is a limitless number of ways that you can arrange these two to make great riffs of your own.
The others are just variations using the first two rhythms. Honestly there really isn’t too much to explain with these, but I find that this is very important.
Try to come up with your own rhythms, that
is how I end up writing a lot of bad ass material.
Well that will be all for this month,
Thrash ‘til death!