At 8/9/12 01:07 AM, Reginaldi wrote:
"...but what im looking for is a fun a cool riff to play..."
If all you're looking for is a cool little riff to play, all you have to do is keep listening to your favorite bands and start writing some riffs. The best things that I've ever come up with are by taking another bands riffs and chords and fitting them to my own style.
For example, when playing chords, I tend to do that sort of palm muted percussive strumming a lot just because I really like the sound. When I learned how to play Santeria by Sublime a couple of years ago, I was curious to see if I could play the song with chords and still have a decent tune. It sounded great and it's way more fun to play!
Improvise a lot and try to remember some of the great little licks you conjure up. That's what I've been doing over the years and it seems to have gotten me pretty far.