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Hard Rock Riffing

by Sinisa Cekic

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  • Hi GMC!

    Welcome to my Rock riffing lesson.

    The great thing about rock guitar riffs is that once you learn them you can amaze your friends.
    Everyone can recognize and appreciate a good riff if you play it right. Also, playing riffs takes a detour around learning to play an entire song, which can be a daunting and sometimes impossible task for a beginner.

    Now a small advice on how to play it. After watching the video,you will find the moments when I use something like a bend (the second fret on the G string ) – it’s very important if you want the riff to sound concrete, and these are a half or one tone bends. It’s one of the secrets on how you can add more life to the riff you play. You can also use this technique in a solo – but in both cases you just have to know the right moment when to use the bends.

    Here you have an interesting article about playing riffs, it's metal, but it is very useful to look at.

    Equipment and sound settings:
    My Ibanez SC3120 J Custom
    Daw Sonar8, GuitarRig4 plugin

    Chord progression:
    E5,C5,D5 power chords, Eminor blues scale

    Tuning:
    EBGDAE,standard

    Time signature:
    4/4

    Tempo:
    85bpm

    Backing track,guitar pro tab and PDF included

    Enjoy practicing this one!
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