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What are your favorite licks and riffs?

Turn this thread in to an idea discussion for bringing new material in to our everyday playing!

If possible post a YouTube link to the lick or riff (if you have one) and I will add it to guitargrind

I'll start with mine, I've been incorporating the jimmy page quick one two punch of Over the Hills and Far Away in to some of my new songs!

http://www.guitargrind.com/file/67-over-the-hills-and-far-away.html

What are your favorite licks/riffs?
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#4
benenov,

Thanks benenov, I added it to guitargrind - which part of the song do you like, how many seconds in?
#5
i like yngwie's licks, they would sound rather soulful at slow speed, some of those.

and brian may licks are god.

i myself like doing the blues thing like this:

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and some minor licks usually add a tone of mystery/sadness to a song

and of course, the It's Late riff:

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despite the cliche, it IS the best riff ever written.
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the third one is probably the best riff.
all from the song Iron Man-sabbath (obviously)
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#9
I'm not an Ozzy or Black Sabbath fan at all but the Crazy Train riff owns.

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and also, The Number of the Beast intro/verse:

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I second the Iron Maiden one (number of the beast)...maiden probably made some of the best riffs in history.
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^Anyone who recognizes this and doesn't listen to a lot of shred deserves a cookie.

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And yes these are all coppied from Paul Gilbert (except for the first one, but it was covered by Paul Gilbert).
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#12
Jimi Hendrix bold as love is one of the best songs iv'e heard
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#13
I am going off of a list from a guitar magazine; Sweet Child O' Mine was ranked the greatest riff ever. My personal favorite is Kashmir. It is one of the few songs that gets me possessed from the soul of Jimmy Page. Other possessing songs are Back in Black, Godzilla, and The Ocean.
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best riff ever
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#15
Led Zeppelin - Bring It On Home (Electric part)
Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien (The lead part with wah)
Led Zeppelin - Moby Dick
#16
the 2nd guitar solo to comfortably numb is absolutely amazing, especially the starting pinch harmonic
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I'm not an Ozzy or Black Sabbath fan at all but the Crazy Train riff owns.

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I second the crazy train riff. It's really something fun to play.
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#18
I second the bring it on home riff. Got to be one of the greatest zeppelin riffs ever.
#19
The main riff in Sweet Emotion is awesome. So simple, yet so kick-ass
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my bad, anyway, my favorite riff would deffinately be the intro to sweet child o'mine
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#21
Another random dude playing crazy train, i like watching these =D

http://www.guitargrind.com/file/74-crazy-train.html

Some kid playing number of beast

http://www.guitargrind.com/file/76-iron-maiden-number-of-the-beast-solos.html

Live video of number of beast!

http://www.guitargrind.com/file/75-iron-maiden-the-number-of-the-beast-rock-in-rio.html


I ran out of time before I could all the other great licks mention'd, if anyone here could add them so we can have one site of compiled kick ass videos that'd be great. Thanks again as this has been very educational to watch =D
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Another random dude playing crazy train, i like watching these =D

http://www.guitargrind.com/file/74-crazy-train.html

Some kid playing number of beast


http://www.guitargrind.com/file/76-iron-maiden-number-of-the-beast-solos.html

Live video of number of beast!


http://www.guitargrind.com/file/75-iron-maiden-the-number-of-the-beast-rock-in-rio.html


I ran out of time before I could all the other great licks mention'd, if anyone here could add them so we can have one site of compiled kick ass videos that'd be great. Thanks again as this has been very educational to watch =D
#24
A great lick indeed, I just thought of another one.. it's not electric guitar but I love:

Jack Johnson's Taylor introduction
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This Kirk Hammett Part from And justice for All...

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Cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson ftw
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The intro to Van Halen - Aint talkin' bout' love. My favourite riff of all time!

Also this riff form RATM - Know your enemy
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Dave Mustain has wrote some of the most amazing solos...
That he can't actually play!
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Cecil that sound does rock, i just went upstairs to learn it haha =D
#31
I presume you're talking about the RATM one?
As chance would have it, it's also the first song I learned on bass.
A band I used to be in had a routine where the bass player and I would keep changing instruments between sections of the song. Sadly the band broke up beofre we ever got to try it in front of an audience.
Dave Mustain has wrote some of the most amazing solos...
That he can't actually play!
#33
Probably my favorite riff of all time, is the main lead riff to Damien by Iced Earth

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Holy resurrection, Batman!
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guns n roses-Sweet child o mine
ac/dc-back in black
blue oyster cult-godzilla
black sabbath-iron man
black sabbath-black funeral
deep purple-smoke on the water (very basic, but still great)
van halen-you really got me
ozzy osbourne-crazy train
rock n roll aint noise pollution
KISS-detroit rock city has some good licks in it.
led zeppelin - communication breakdown
led zeppelin - when the levee breaks
led zeppelin - whole lotta love
zz top - sharp dressed man
zz top - la grange
heart - crazy on you
danzig - mother
led zeppelin - black dog
led zeppelin - kashmir
KISS - god of thunder
three doors down - kryptonite
aerosmith - same old song and dance
aerosmith - walk this way
alice cooper - no more mr. nice guy
metallica - enter sandman
foo fighters - DOA

and many more...
#37
the intro to smoke on the water is pretty sweet, it has a lot of dynamics and techniquality to it. It took me 7 years to learn how to play it.
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best riff ever


Sunshine of Your Love? I agree. That's one of my favorite riffs too.
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