Drop D Pedal Point Riffing

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Practice Tips

  • In relation to the guitar, a Pedal Point simply involves a note that (often) starts a riff or lick and is returned to throughout, interspersed with a variety of scale tones. Open strings make perfect pedal tones as is exemplified by the intro riff to Stockholm Syndrome by Muse.