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I have been making up my own little riffs here and there. To me they sound pretty good but I just fool around with notes on the guitar to make it sound good. I recently made up a riff using "double stops" i don't know what they are but i know it invovles two notes. anyhow it sounds pretty decent. Usually i make up things that sound good but i dont know what i'm playing. The ednge from U2 for example plays his intro using single notes and then he adds in chords.

1|---------0-----------5-----------0-------|---5-----------0-----------5---|
2|-----3---|-------3-----------3-----------3-----------3-----------3-------|
3|-4-------|---4-----------4-----------4---|-------4-----------4-----------|
4|---------|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
5|---------|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
6|---------|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
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/ x5
/ pm... pm... pm... pm... pm... pm
1|---------0-----------5-----------0-----------5-----------0-------|
2|-----3-----------3-----------3---|-------3-----------3-----------|
3|-4-----------4-----------4-------|---4-----------4-----------4---|
4|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
5|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
6|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

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pm pm... pm... \
1|-----5-----------0-----------5---|
2|-3-----------3-----------3-------|
3|---------4-----------4-----------|
4|---------------------------------|
5|---------------------------------|
6|---------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

1|---------0-----------5-------0---|-------5-----------0-----------|
2|-----3-----------3-----------0---|-------0-----------0-----------|
3|-4-----------4-----------4-------|-------------------------------|
4|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
5|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
6|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

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Verse 1
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(0:34)

pm............... pm................
1|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
2|-0---8---------------------------0---10--------------------------|
3|-0---9-------9-------9---9---9---0---11------11------11--11--11--|
4|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
5|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
6|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

pm...............
1|-0---7---------------------------0-----------12------------------|
2|-0---8-------8-------8---8---8---0---10--------------10----------|
3|---------------------------------|-----------------------9-------|
4|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
5|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
6|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

pm............... pm................
1|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
2|-0---8---------------------------0---10--------------------------|
3|-0---9-------9-------9---9---9---0---11------11------11--11--11--|
4|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
5|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
6|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

pm...............
1|-0---7---------------------------0---8-------0---10------\-------|
2|-0---8-------8-------8---8---8---0---10------0---12------\-------|
3|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
4|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
5|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
6|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|

Here is an example from the song Twilight. My question is, how do you find chords to match your intro section or vise versa. Like his intro is all picked notes then he plays the chords how would you do something like that. Thanks,

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Looks like it's all E minor (G major)

To determine the scale:
1) write all all the notes and see if they fit in a scale.
2) look for chord-shapes. You first bar riff (it more a lick) is an E minor shape.
=There is an A added, so that fits the bill. :D
3) try some scales you think are good.
4) double stops are cool
 
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