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Children of Bodom Style Phrygian Riff

By Eric Hufschmid


Hey guys,

Now that we’ve got a handle on the phrygian scale, we’re going to learn a brutal riff that uses it. The phrygian mode is basically the same as a minor scale but with a flat second, so it retains much of the same dark qualities of a minor scale. As such, it is a favorite among metal players. Today, we’ll be looking at a riff in the style of Children of Bodom to get a better handle on the phrygian mode.

Have fun, and enjoy!


Master this riff and you’ll be good to go.


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