RiffsnLicks

Riff: My Sharona

Artist / Song: The Knack – My SharonaTechnique: Alternate picking , PowerChordsDifficulty: 6Riff: # 11 “My Sharona” is a totally cool and motivating riff (if you don’t feel like practicing at all for example). The difficulty with this riff lies in the large gaps between the two notes. To be exact, it is an octave,…

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MelodyChords

MelodyChords: Numb

Artist / Song: Linkin Park – NumbTechnique: Fingerpicking, Hammer OnDifficulty: 7MelodyChords: # 10 Linkin Park’s Numb is not necessarily difficult to play because the guitar is primarily playingPowerChords. Still, if you play it withMelodyChords, it becomes more difficult than initially thought. Video Download Support me on Patreon and get the original Videos, PDFs, Guitar Pro…

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Lick: Bending licks

Artist / Song: Roberto BarlocciTechnique: Bends (Bendings)Difficulty: 6Lick: # 10 These three bending licks can actually be used in rock, blues or other styles. Or they have been several times. So I didn’t invent these bending licks. These are played over and over again. The first thing that comes to mind with these bending licks…

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Riff: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Artist / Song: Nirvana – Smells Like Teen SpiritTechnique: StrummingDifficulty: 6Riff: # 10 One of the songs that is absolutely forbidden to play in a music store: Smells Like Teen Spirit! : P Nevertheless; it’s good practice. Especially for the right hand and theStrumming . Your left hand will only playPower chords and is therefore…

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MelodyChords

MelodyChords: Christmas Carols

Artist / Song: “The snow falls quietly”, O Christmas Tree, Silent NightTechnique: Fingerpicking, Hammer OnDifficulty: 6-8MelodyChords: # 9 Due to the current occasion and because I think the songs are great, the Christmas carols are in good time! While most of them approach Christmas Eve with flutes and weird singing (at least that’s how it…

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Lick: Blues Lick

Artist / Song: Roberto BarlocciTechnique: Alternate Picking, Hammer On, Pull OffDifficulty: 7Lick: # 9 In this blues lick I play (mentally) over an Am7 chord. One or the other will ask why there is a major third in the lick? Well, almost everything is allowed in the blues. On the other hand, you could just…

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Riff: Sweet Home Alabama

Artist / Song: Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home AlabamaTechnique: Alternate picking , Ghost Notes, Hammer On, Pull OffDifficulty: 6Riff: # 9 The chorus riff on “Sweet Home Alabama” is actually the typical Status Quo riff. Based on PowerChords , or from the fifth to the sixth and again from the beginning, makes the whole thing…

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MelodyChords

MelodyChords: Time

Artist / Song: Hans Zimmer – Time (Inception)Technique: Fingerpicking, Hammer OnDifficulty: 7MelodyChords: #8 Of course, this song by Hans Zimmer with orchestra sounds 100 times more epic. But it’s also okay to play it on your own on the guitar. Thanks to the MelodyChords, i.e. the merging of melody and chords, it still sounds much…

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Lick: Thunderstruck Lick

Artist / Song: ACDC – ThunderstruckTechnique: LegatoDifficulty: 8Lick: #8 This intro lick from “Thunderstruck” is actually linked to the “ Alternate picking “Technique played. At least it’s Alternate Picking on the original ACDC recording and on many live videos. Nevertheless, there was one or the other concert where Angus Young also played legato, i.e. with…

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Riff: You Shook Me All Night Long

Artist / Song: ACDC – You Shook Me All Night LongTechnique: StrummingDifficulty: 3Riff: 8 Most of you may know that with ACDC riffs the gain should definitely be turned down. The sound has to be very clear and every single string should be audible. The difficulty with this riff is the quick change between the…

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