This Micro Lesson riffs out on a 4th interval double-stop rhythm guitar idea in the key of "E Minor."
Using a stream of steady 4th intervals, this riff covers a lot of different chord changes rapidly moving throughout the key in a busy succession.
The fourth interval is an inversion of the popular fifth or better known as the "Power-Chord." This chord is used in almost every style of music out there. So, when the Power-Chord is inverted into the fourth, we achieve a very similar punchy effect which is very similar to the effect of the Power-Chord.
The shape of the 4th is easy to play since across a majority of the strings, this pattern is simply produced by creating a barre. However, due to the tuning difference between the 3rd and 2nd strings the fourth interval shape is staggered by a 1/2 step.
Learn this busy rock riff "measure by measure" and take your time building the speed. The final measure has a fun sounding turnaround riff that helps to pull the riff back around to the top. Enjoy!
Micro Lesson 133: "E Minor" 4th Interval Rock Riff