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Turning Your Blues Riffs Into Shred (Metal)

Here we will be taking relatively straightforward blues riffs and using them to start shredding on the guitar. These moves will be based upon the standard scales we use for blues – this is something you will often see in more shredding-based styles. This is a great place to start learning to adapt your blues riffs to a heavier rock or metal style of playing. At the end of the day, a lot of the stuff you find in those genres is rooted back in the blues!