MD’s Weekly Riff

Want to pick up some great new riffs? You’ve come to the right place. Every Friday a new riff will be put up for you to learn. Have fun.

April 2008

Just Got Paid- ZZ Top

The Ocean- Led Zeppelin

May 2008

Sunshine of Your Love- Cream

Don’t Look Back- Boston

Stockholm Syndrome- Muse

Cold Shot- Stevie Ray Vaughan

Never Enough- Dream Theater

June 2008

Hells Bells- Ac/Dc

Foxy Lady- Jimi Hendrix

Under The Bridge- Red Hot Chili Peppers

Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Love- Van Halen

July 2008

Lateralus- Tool

Tom Sawyer- Rush

The Extremist- Joe Satriani

Jordan- Buckethead

August 2008

Crazy Train- Ozzy Ozbourne

Do You Feel Like I Do- Peter Frampton

Sweet Child O’ Mine- Guns N’ Roses

Sweet Home Alabama- Lynyrd Skynyrd

Shine- Collective Soul

September 2008

Enter Sandman- Metallica

Zap- Eric Johnson

Walk With Me in Hell- Lamb of God

Black Dog- Led Zeppelin

November 2008

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31 Responses

  1. I’m just starting lessons. What is a “RIFF”?

  2. Hey Theo,

    Here’s wikipedia’s definition:
    a riff is an ostinato figure: a repeated chord progression, pattern, refrain or melodic figure, often played by the rhythm section instruments or solo instrument, that forms the basis or accompaniment of a musical composition.

    I think the easiest way to learn what a riff is though, is by just looking at all of the riffs above.


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