Your Favorite Guitar Riffs

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  1. dr.evil

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    Hello Audiosexuals..

    What's your favorite guitar riffs? Share them if you want..

    My top 5 would be:
    5. Marooned - Pink Floyd
    4. Smoke on the water - Deep purple
    3. Catch the rainbow - Rainbow
    2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
    1. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd


    Comfortably Numb PULSE version, enjoy...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlX1WcLu-wY
     
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  3. SillySausage

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    well the most important one for me is

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfPS7p6Z1k

    remember watching the 80s show ( in the 80s !), fell in love with the theme and went out and bought myself a guitar :wink:

    still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up :wow:


    Sweet Child of Mine - Guns N Roses
    anything from AC/DC
    Joe Satriani - Flying in a blue Dream
    "Duel" from Crossroads (1986) - Ry Cooder / Steve Vai
     
  4. dr.evil

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    Awesome list..

    I have the same effect whenever i listen to comfortably numb.. Music is that powerful.. :wink:
     
  5. kearnsy

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    Almost anything by Tony Iommi (Sabbath) or Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd) anyday of the week

    But then on a different day I might say Thunderstruck by ACDC



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVBAeS5t5nc
     
  6. phloopy

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    I have many favorites, here´s one:

    Hope you like it :wink:

    [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFeFv18qq6c[/media]
     
  7. GangamStyle

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    Wow, due to Dr.Evil replying at the bottom saying he actually meant favorite SOLO, there can of course only be one answer....
     
  8. vaiman

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    1. Van Halen. Blew me away as a young lad

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuyvT8nFMLY

    2. Pantera. Such a simple and brutal riff

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkFqg5wAuFk

    3. CCreedence Clearwater Revival (listening with my dad on a Sunday afernoon)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnRsaHXHznQ
     
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    I´m not so rocker but don´t forget "Beat it" (I understand a riff like a phrase that repeates in the base of the musical arrange)
     
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    :guitarhero: Avantgarde!! Solo at 0:25

     
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    honestly, just about everything david gilmour plays speaks to me. my all-time favorite guitarist.
     
  12. dr.evil

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    +1 for Pantera, CCR, GnR, Iron Maiden, Hendrix etc..

    Great list guys.. Rock on.. :headbang: :guitarhero:

    Here's another of my fav..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIGUe7lAzJY
     
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    The woman in that video looks like your cat if she would wear sunglasses. :unsure:

    Well...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaMcsKtBDwE&feature=kp

    :break:
     
  14. Guitarmaniac64

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    Hmm Comfortably Numb is NOT a guitar riff great solo though.
    Neither is Marooned.
    The Guitars only do solos over background music..

    A RIFF is a short phrase played over and over Smoke On The Water i.e
    Or a chord sequence like AC/DC:s Back In Black
    Or melody phrase played over and over again like Black Dog Led Zep-

    If it is a SOLO phrase played over and over it is mostly called LICK

    Like the one Angus plays in the beginning of Thunderstruck.

    My 5 are
    In no particular order and i could mention 50 more that i like as much as the ones i mention.

    Black Dog
    Mississippi Queen
    Stargazer
    Sad But True
    Money thats is a RIFF that Gilmore does very well.
     
  15. dr.evil

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    Thanks for pointing out the mistake.. It should have been SOLO rather than Riff..
     
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    among others, really like this one riff from Poison. wish I could play that.. ((and rock the ladies lololol))




    tutorial (expert level only, eheh)
     
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  18. Vaijj

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    To many to choose from and theese days its always nice to go and listen to some nice playing even if some of the riffs by them selfe aint that hard..




     
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    For me, "I Feel Fine" comes to mind.
     
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    Oh, and the Chuck Berry intro's! :guru:
     
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    Children of a Faceless God - Symphony X
     
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