Learn how to execute “spider crawl” riffs.
How to give the impression of repetition in a riff, without there actually being any repetition at all.
Walk the line between playing only single notes while also outlining “wide” chord voicings via the use of arpeggios.
Achieve a sense of movement with single-note riffs that incorporate dramatic position shifts up and down the fretboard.
Throughout the course of these columns, my focus has been primarily on the six-string guitar parts I’ve crafted that are featured in the music of both Periphery and my side project, Haunted Shores.
A song that many fans have asked me about is “Blast Inc.,” which I recorded with my side project, Haunted Shores.
A songwriting device I find very useful and inspiring and have explored extensively is to use alternate tunings.
A Periphery riff that people often asked me about is the bridge section to “The Bad Thing,” from our 2015 album, Juggernaut: Omega.
Hey, everyone. Mark Holcomb of Periphery here with a list of my five most influential guitarists. Enjoy!