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VIDEO: Mark Tremonti on the power of the riff

Tremonti on his favourite riffs and the secret to writing the perfect one

As any guitarist worth their salt knows, it takes a lot of time and effort to write a seriously powerful riff. But one man who has nailed the artform and makes it look downright piss-easy is Mark Tremonti – stringsmith at large.

Here, Mark talks to Metal Hammer about discovering the_ iconic riffs like _Smoke On The Water and Iron Man that eventually drew him to the guitar. But once he found Metallica "it was all over."

He also gives us a sneaky insight into the secret of writing a great riff. Get your guitar ready! We're expecting you to write the next face-melter.

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