Metal Rhythm Guitar Riff
This riff, which starts at 6:19 in the above video, brings ‘Brave New World‘ to an abrupt heavy finish. Like the majority of the rest of the song, this riff is also in the A Mixolydian b6 Mode (A, B, C#, D, E, F, G) The 5th Mode of the Melodic Minor Scale. The intervals of which are – Root Note, Major 2nd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Perfect 5th, Minor 6th & Minor 7th. Basically the Mixolydian Mode with a Minor 6th instead of a Major 6th. It’ll take some memorizing if you’re not familiar with the Melodic Minor scale and the fast palm muting on the low A, 7th string needs careful attention.
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