Fellow Metalheads, hope you had fun practicing first two exercises of this Thrash Metal Spider Riffing lesson series. If you have landed directly on part 3 of the series, I would encourage you to check out previous lessons to gain better understanding of this concept. You can find the links below:
Today, we are going to look at two iconic riffs written by the legendary Dave Mustaine that use the spider chord technique.
So, let's get started with the exercise.
Firstly, we will look at a riff from Megadeth's Wake Up Dead off their Peace Sells… But Who's Buying record, released in 1986. The riff appears roughly at 1:01 in the song. Give the song a couple of listens and follow the tabs given below.
The second example is from Metallica's Ride the Lightning off their second album, Ride the Lightning, released in 1984. The riff appears roughly at 4:21 in the song. Give the song a couple of listens and follow the tabs given below.
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Hope this series has given you a new technique in your riffing arsenal. The key to master it is to use it in your writing. If you would like us to write on a particular topic, let us know in the comment section.
Until next time. Happy riffing! Cheers! \m/