It’s nice when you know a short riff that can help you improve multiple aspects of your guitar technique at the same time. It’s even better when that riff is something that sounds good and is memorable.

To this effect, I’ve made a short video that shows you the main riff of the song Secrets by Symphony X. It allows you to improve your alternate picking technique and strengthen all the fingers of your fretting hand at the same time.


The tab for the riff that I’m playing is in the image above. Enjoy!