THE RIFF: Riff In Minutes

 

Riff In Minutes

I hope you’re doing well.

I wanted to share something with you that I find truly amazing. I come across so many talented guitarists who say they can’t write music. They have their guitar in hand, but the ideas just don’t seem to flow. Or maybe they come up with a riff, but they doubt its quality and struggle to move forward.

Now, let me be clear. These guitarists are incredibly skilled, some far better than me, in fact. But when it comes to creating their own music and crafting their own riffs, they feel stuck. They think nothing sounds right.

But here’s what I believe: If you can play the guitar, especially if you can jam along to your favorite bands, you absolutely have the ability to write your own music.

Yes, I’m talking about creating your very own ASS-KICKING MUSIC!

All you need is a spark of inspiration that you know will lead to something extraordinary.

I’ve developed some methods for finding inspiration quickly whenever I need it. I never really expected to share these methods with anyone else, not because I wanted to keep them to myself, but because I thought others might find them silly or not understand.

However, I genuinely want to show you these methods so you can judge for yourself. I call it ‘Riffs In Minutes’.

And let me tell you, this method works for me every single time!

With this approach, you can go from having nothing to having a riff ready for recording in just 5 minutes. And in as little as 20 minutes, you’ll be recording your next awesome track.

Once you reach that point, you’ll have unstoppable momentum!

In the next couple of weeks, I’ll be recording a YouTube video where I’ll dive into the ‘Riffs In Minutes’ method. I’ll make sure to share the video with you here.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about this, simply hit the button below or reach out to me on social media.

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Tip: Use Your Ears Not Just Your Eyes

In the world of music production, it’s easy to be captivated by the visual appeal of flashy plugins and complex interfaces. But here’s an important reminder: Your ears hold the true power in shaping your mix.

While visual elements can be helpful, they don’t always determine what sounds right or wrong. The ultimate judge is your own sense of hearing.

Here’s a practical tip: Set aside dedicated time in each mix to close your eyes and simply listen. Allow your ears to guide you and make decisions based on what you hear.

To take it a step further, try this technique: After listening to your mix, take a 20-minute break to refresh your ears and mind. When you come back, listen again without looking at the screen. This helps you detach from visual distractions and focus solely on the sound.

Remember, music is an auditory experience. Your ears are your most valuable tool for crafting an exceptional mix.

Trust your ears, let them lead the way, and create music that truly resonates.

Riff Of The Week (Well, Riffs!

Pantera – The Art of Shredding

Get ready for some serious shredding with this week’s riff from Pantera’s iconic track, “The Art of Shredding.” Lead guitarist Dimebag Darrell’s melodic and lightning fast playing takes center stage in the song’s epic intro.

The intro comprises four distinct riffs, with the final one posing a challenge for metal guitarists. Back in my teenage days, nailing that riff at lightning speed was a true testament to your metal guitar skills!!

Click the link below to give it a listen and take a shot at playing that insane final riff before the vocals kick in. I’d love to hear how you tackle it!

Pantera – The Art of Shredding

Podcast Episode I’m Listening To

“The Trailer Music Composer’s Podcast – End An Action Sound Design Track With This”

Although this episode was really meant to be watched on YouTube, really enjoyed listening as Richard built up his composition for an action movie trailer.

Have a listen for yourself in the link below and see if you learn anything new, I am pretty sure you will and it will give you new ideas for your own compositions even though you cant see what he is doing in his DAW.

Listen On Spotify

My Latest Video

Royalty Free Metal Music Instrumental – Inspired by Evanescence.  Go and take a listen and let me know your thoughts and don’t be afraid to ask any questions you might have regarding the production.

Watch Here

A Thought-Provoking Quote

“There are no rules. If it sounds good and feels good, then it is good.”

– Dimebag Darrell Abbott

 

Thanks again for joining us

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