Riffs & Ear Training

by Ben Higgins

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  • INTRO

    Now it's time to start looking at guitar riffs.
    You've no doubt heard the term 'RIFF' but are probably wondering what it means!

    In this lesson, you will learn about the following:

    VIDEO 1: WHAT IS A RIFF?
    VIDEO 2: RIFFS IN COMPOSITION: USING VARIATION
    VIDEO 3: INTRODUCTION TO ALTERNATE PICKING
    VIDEO 4: USING SLASH CORDS
    VIDEO 5: EAR TRAINING
    VIDEO 6: EAR TRAINING ASSIGNMENT
    VIDEO 7: FINAL THOUGHTS

    Before you can get to being a Shred God, you will be spending a lot of time playing rhythm. Unless you're playing entirely instrumental music, most performing guitarists will be playing rhythm around 90% of the time. Riffs are a big part of that so sit down, relax and let me show you what the world of the guitar riff is all about!

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