QwikRiffs #006 - Pedal Point Scale Riffs in "C Minor"

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The latest QwikRiffs video, Pedal Point Scale Riffs "C Minor" is available in the members area. Includes PDF handout!

QwikRiffs are available to members at Creative Guitar Studio.com. Lessons in the QwikRiffs Series run through collections of rhythm guitar riffs covering all types of playing styles. I cover different 'famous artist' playing approaches and I will demonstrate ideas based on rhythm guitar techniques...

Episode #006 covers three "C Minor" Riffs.

Riff one covers a steady 8th-note pedal point example that operates off of the 5th string "C" tonic at the third fret. A sequence pushes this riff along creating a very driving fluid effect.

Riff two uses a slightly syncopated 16th-note idea in the example. The pedal point pushes along the melody and emphasizes the 8th fret of the sixth string "C." The part produces a very punchy statement that highlights a unique broken feel.

Riff three introduces a Phrygian Mode sound from "C Minor Phrygian" scale. The unique lowered 2nd degree engages the listener with the dark and moody effect of Phrygian minor. The steady push of 16th-notes adds to the driving groove of the part.

The examples are performed with a clean channel sound (during the explanations), as well as, an over-driven distorted sound given at the end of the lesson plan.

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