Writing Riffs From SCALES With Olly Steele of MONUMENTS

First, it was chord progressions, now it’s scales! In this latest lesson with Monuments guitarist and prog metal wizard Olly Steele, things heat up as he takes us through his process of writing riffs based on scale patterns. This one is especially useful to all the metal players out there, as Olly takes the unavoidable and somewhat archaic concept of learning scales on the guitar and makes it much more conducive to actual songwriting. Check it!

The band’s newest album Phronesis is out now, and you can get it in all its various forms here!

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Senior Editor at Gear Gods who studied Recording Technology at UW Oshkosh. Just trying to figure this whole music thing out, honestly.