1 riff a day challenge

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  1. Alpheus

    Alpheus RNA MUSIC OWNER

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    I'm doing a #1riffaday challenge as a creative exercise! I picked this up from my friend Adam Lamar from Werefoot, who got it from the riffpriestess who got it from She Shreds Magazine! WHEW!

    So far I am enjoying the challenge of writing a new riff on guitar everyday. I think this is a great practice/creative routine that will possibly end up creating entire songs that will end up on my Alphues EP of original music.

    These are all shared to my instagram, but I thought it would be awesome to document this process right here.

    Currently I'm on #12 and they are all on Instagram, but I am putting them on my personal Youtube (Not the RNA Music Youtube) as well.

    This is pretty much the only forum I'm involved with.... so..... I hope you guys/gals enjoy and maybe are motivated to create something yourselves!

     
  2. Alan O'hagan

    Alan O'hagan Well-Known Member

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    *click*
    Thread watched #1 is awesome
     
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    Alpheus RNA MUSIC OWNER

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    Thanks man!

    I have friends who do this with art. They have to draw something every day. Treat it like a skill, if I want to be a better writer, I have to write everyday. I expect some will be mediocre, some will be ok, and hopefully one or two will be awesome lol.
     
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    Alpheus RNA MUSIC OWNER

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    I'll probably add more than one a day here until we catch up to the current date, but I don't want to spam it too hard.
     
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    bad alice Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!

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    Number 1 is a COOL riff @Alpheus !\m/
    And you’re spot on; this is a great idea to motivate yourself to come up with new stuff every day.
    Right then
    *stands up, cracks knuckles and casts an eye over her new PRS hanging on the wall*
    I’m in.
    LET’S DO THIS!
    :)
     
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    bad alice Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!

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    Alrighty.
    Riff Numero Uno...

    Come on guys
    Take part!
    This’ll be fun...
    :)
     
  7. Alpheus

    Alpheus RNA MUSIC OWNER

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    NICE!!!
     
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    Alpheus RNA MUSIC OWNER

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    That's great! It reminds me of something Clutch might do.
     
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    bad alice Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!

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    I like it!
     
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    SchecterPT Does anyone even read this?

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    That reminds me of this...

     
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    bad alice Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!

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    Haha!
    It totally does!:D
    Hand on heart; I’ve never heard that song before.
    Fuck.
    Maybe I won’t be working it into a song now after all...
    :facepalm:
     
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  15. TobiastheGiant

    TobiastheGiant The long haired simian gigantor

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    Not been to the forum in quite a while, let's give this one a shot eh?

    Do excuse the mess!

     
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    I've been inspired by this thread and have committed myself to the challenge. But I haven't got anything set up to upload audio or video. I record ideas on my phone anyway, because I'll forget otherwise. :D But I am now going to try to do something each day. And if I don't hate everything about making a video too much, I might see about throwing in.

    But I'm an artless, sloppy goon still lacking performance confidence beyond my wife and a couple of pets, so we'll see. :p

    The new amp did come with USB direct connect recording software and a free trial period, but I don't know if I want to buy the full program since I haven't tried it at all.
     
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    bad alice Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!

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    I LOVED that @TobiastheGiant
    And good to see you back here too bud!
    :)
    Give it a go @beans & rice
    C’mon bud;
    Those riffs are waiting to be be written...:)

    Number 3 from me:

    :)
     
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    TobiastheGiant The long haired simian gigantor

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    Riff 2 - Now with 100% more PRS!

     
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    everfreetree I... I like trees.

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    @Alpheus just needs to grab a PRS and this will be the "1 PRS Riff A Day Challenge!"
     

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