Tag Archives: Riffs

Songs That Sound Like Other Songs

When I come up with an amazing riff, I pull out my phone and record it immediately using SoundCloud (I hum or sing or something) and then I map them out on the fretboard when I have more time. Frighteningly often I realize it’s a Metallica riff I’ve hummed :-/ At least I’m not alone:

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Riffs and the Unconscious

I came up with an awesome riff the other day. Today I recorded it and added some drums and stuff. I suddenly got that feeling, that you’ve heard something before… And it only got stronger. I finally realized the riff was extremely similar to the start of the main riff of Bark at the Moon. […]

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