#1
Whether you liked him or not, Michael Jackson was an icon in pop. I'm sure a lot of us have jammed out on his riffs over the years. What riffs do you play of his?


Me.......Beat it....awesome guitar riff!!!!


Though i am upset at him for destroying all those flying V's on the space station with Janet!!!!
#2
Of course Beat It was good, that's EVH playing on it. Though, I've never jammed out on MJ riffs myself.
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#3
I play beat it alot aswell. I played it for a music performance the day he died. Quite spooky the coincidence actually.
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Beat it
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#7
wanna be starting something
its a class riff
and to the guy above, it was Steve Lukather from Toto that played the riff in Beat It
Van Halen just played the solo
#10
i like to play billie jean, that ones fun to mindlessly play
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#11
Figured out John Mayer's version of Human Nature the other day, I play that a fair bit now.
The Thriller bassline is also one that's incredibly pumpin'.
#12
Of course Eat it!
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wanna be starting something
its a class riff
and to the guy above, it was Steve Lukather from Toto that played the riff in Beat It
Van Halen just played the solo

where to find "wanna be starting something" tabs?
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#16
Dirty Diana, ftw.


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#19
There's one called Give in to me, it's got Slash in it. Look it up on youtube its pretty cool.
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that steve vai video is amazing. I'm learning the beat it solo right now, just doesn't seem right on a hardtail tele though
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#21
I didn't play any of them

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#23
i never played a single michael jackson song until i was forced to play beat it at college the day after he died for some reason. i never liked his music that much before, why should i like it any more now?
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i never played a single michael jackson song until i was forced to play beat it at college the day after he died for some reason. i never liked his music that much before, why should i like it any more now?

Because he's dead. Music by dead people is always good, didn't you know?
#25
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i like to play billie jean, that ones fun to mindlessly play

I support this.

Beat It is definitley the best one just for the kickass EVH solo, even though Dirty Diana has a solo in it also, but Billie Jean is the most fun to play. That actually made a floppy pick scrape off the strings sound good.
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that steve vai video is amazing. I'm learning the beat it solo right now, just doesn't seem right on a hardtail tele though


I really dislike the Beat It solo. Sounds untasteful and just a load of unnecessary wankery.

But I love playing the Beat It riff though. Very nice.
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#27
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Because he's dead. Music by dead people is always good, didn't you know?


Eddie Van Halen isn`t dead he`s just sober (he wrote the guitar parts for beat it)
#28
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I really dislike the Beat It solo. Sounds untasteful and just a load of unnecessary wankery.

But I love playing the Beat It riff though. Very nice.

Lol, it's EVH dude. You expected less.

It takes a certain taste to like that solo, I'm a bit of a whammy ***** myself which is why I like it so much.

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