Let’s share riffs/licks we are currently struggling with
Why create such thread?
We may get some advice/insights from each other.
This would create sort of “lick library” and I (selfishly) would like to learn some passages that other members are working on.
*2,5. I’m sure that if we share these riffs, many of us will discover new bands/players.
Most important reason: I am being led by curiosity and fun.
Yes, I am aware that one man’s ceiling is another man’s floor. I hope we won’t make this into a contest or some measuring of…objects
Of course, I’m making this thread because I have something very particular in mind. Today I learned intro riff/lick to a song In the Presence of Enemies (Pt.1) by Dream Theater. That intro drives me crazy! The passage is not really fast but there are quite few pickslanting changes which make it tricky to me. (I actually find it easier to cross pick.)
Also, I suspect that I play it in different positions than Petrucci does. I chose positions that allow me to avoid rolling the fretting fingers (I hate rolling). Perhaps the way John plays it is a bit easier
If somebody is working on 2WPS, I would recommend to try that riff, especially if you happen to be a Dream Theater fan