Creative Legato Exercises with Odd Meters
Learn how to execute “spider crawl” riffs.
Learn how to build a chord progression from interesting and unusual voicings.
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.
Employing finger slides can inspire new and different melodic ideas.
Achieve a sense of movement with single-note riffs that incorporate dramatic position shifts up and down the fretboard.
Learn more about double strummed octaves in this lesson from Periphery's Mark Holcomb.
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!