#1
I Know this kinda thread is annoyingly common but what are your 20 fav riffs ever.

I need to know as i need more songs to learn!
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#2
Classical Gas - Eric Clapton or Tommy Emmanuel

I don't know if you'd consider that a riff, but it's incredible.
#3
My favorite riff in the world is 'Go To The Right Forum'


you can find it here: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=26


EDIT:
Quote by Cal&Chris_Co.
Classical Gas - Eric Clapton or Tommy Emmanuel

I don't know if you'd consider that a riff, but it's incredible.



Neither one of those people did Classical Gas, goddammit. I'm sick of correcting this.



MASON WILLIAMS RECORDED CLASSICAL GAS!!
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Last edited by HaKattack at Jan 13, 2007,
#5
Not in any order . . .

Ozzy - Crazy Train
Van Halen - Hot for Teacher
Van Halen - Mean Street
Trivium - Dying in Your Arms
Three Days Grace - Riot
RHCP - Can't Stop
RHCP - Readymade
RATM - Killing in the Name
Motley Crue - Wild Side
Motley Crue - Shout at the Devil
Led Zeppelin - Black Dog
Led Zeppelin - The Ocean
Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son
Guns N Roses - Nighttrain
Iron Maiden - The Trooper
Iron Maiden - Run to the hills
Iron Maiden - The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
Buckethead - Binge and Grab
Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock
Velvet Revolver - Come on, Come in

Any Van Halen, Racer X, CoB
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#6
Crazy Train
Bark at the Moon
Back in Black
You shook me All night long
Dammit
In too Deep
Nemesis
Growing on Me
If I could fly
Wildest Dreams
Panama
Ain't Talkin' Bout Lunch
Sweet Child O' Mine
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY!!!!!!one!

Can't remember the rest...too many to mention
#7
1) lamb of god - laid to rest
2) system of a down - metro
3) sum 41 - the hell song
4) rush - freewill
5) coheed and cambria - the suffering
6) coheed and cambria - welcome home
7) mastodon - seabeast
8) mastodon - the wolf is loose (the part with the harmonized descending scales)
9) pearl jam - even flow
10) incubus - a crow left of the murder
11) led zeppelin - black dog
12) led zeppelin - rock and roll
13) iron maiden - the trooper
14) iron maiden - different world
15) guns n roses - sweet child o' mine
16) blind guardian - into the storm
17) black sabbath - war pigs (the entire thing pretty much)
18) black sabbath - black sabbath (the part right before the solo during the last verse)
19) blue oyster cult - don't fear the reaper
20) blue oyster cult - godzilla
#8
Quote by Tuxy
I Know this kinda thread is annoyingly common but what are your 20 fav riffs ever.

I need to know as i need more songs to learn!


Learn the songs you like or do original stuff?
#9
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2) system of a down - metro
You do know the Metro is a cover

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Crazy Train
Bark at the Moon
Back in Black
You shook me All night long
Dammit
In too Deep
Nemesis
Growing on Me
If I could fly
Wildest Dreams
Panama
Ain't Talkin' Bout Lunch
Sweet Child O' Mine
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY!!!!!!one!

Can't remember the rest...too many to mention
...lunch?
#10
Quote by HaKattack
My favorite riff in the world is 'Go To The Right Forum'


you can find it here: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=26


EDIT:


Neither one of those people did Classical Gas, goddammit. I'm sick of correcting this.



MASON WILLIAMS RECORDED CLASSICAL GAS!!


He's talking about their versions of the song, you elitist penis. We all know that Mason Williams wrote that song, but I personally prefer Clapton's version.
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#11
Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes is pretty good. It's pretty easy to play and sounds awesome.
#12
Quote by Smokey Amp
He's talking about their versions of the song, you elitist penis. We all know that Mason Williams wrote that song, but I personally prefer Clapton's version.


AGREED.
#13
Yellow Ledbetter (acoustic version) - Pearl Jam
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#14
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Yellow Ledbetter (acoustic version) - Pearl Jam
Does the acoustic version still have that awesome distorted solo?
#15
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Does the acoustic version still have that awesome distorted solo?



No, not quite. More of a bluesy acoustic twist on it. The version I have is actually a live preformance but the rhythms in it are so much better IMO.
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i'd say your guitar is out of tune, or you are accidentally muting strings that you aren't trying to, or your right hand isn't strumming at the same time that your left hand is fretting, or you could be reading the tab upside down...
#16
1979 - the smashing pumpkins
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#17
Quote by PurpleMonkeyDW
No, not quite. More of a bluesy acoustic twist on it. The version I have is actually a live preformance but the rhythms in it are so much better IMO.
Hm, interesting. Is the acoustic playing as "intricate" as the clean electric guitar on the original?
#18
Guns N' Roses - Nighttrain
White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
The Rolling Stones - Paint it Black
The Velvet Underground - Heroin
The Flaming Lips - The Wand
Van Morrison - Gloria
Children of Bodom - Bed of Razors
Black Sabbath - NIB
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper
Arch Enemy - Ravenous
Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box
Rage Against the Machine - Know Your Enemy
David Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World

No real order there.
#19
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You do know the Metro is a cover

...lunch?


HAHAHAHHAHA ain't talkin 'bout lunch.
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#20
Quote by yawn
Hm, interesting. Is the acoustic playing as "intricate" as the clean electric guitar on the original?



....more intricate. Its much like the original version, but with extra fills and additional muted rhythms.

Limewire that mutha....
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i'd say your guitar is out of tune, or you are accidentally muting strings that you aren't trying to, or your right hand isn't strumming at the same time that your left hand is fretting, or you could be reading the tab upside down...
#21
Quote by Smokey Amp
He's talking about their versions of the song, you elitist penis. We all know that Mason Williams wrote that song, but I personally prefer Clapton's version.


Williams re-recorded the tune as a solo guitar piece on his 1970 album "Hand Made"; this version often circulates on peer-to-peer file-sharing networks, where it is erroneously credited to Eric Clapton (who never recorded the piece).

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#23
Some of my favorite riffs:

Strange Brew - Cream
Sunshine of your love - Cream

Layla - Derek and the Dominoes

Fire - Jimi Hendrix
Here my train A coming - Jimi Hendrix
Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
Actually, look up Hendrix on youtube. He had tons of great riffs.

As for Acoustic Blues, some neat ones that come to mind are Jimi's acoustic version of "Here my train a coming" and Big Bill Broonzy's "Hey Hey".

Also from Led Zeppelin there were plenty of good ones, like "Over the hills and far away", and "Hey Hey what can I do". And no I'm not going to say Stairway!

I'm going to reccomend you use a tool called YOUTUBE to search for great riffs. Listen to performances on youtube and you should be able to make up a list of songs you want to learn...or something
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#24
Quote by Smokey Amp
He's talking about their versions of the song, you elitist penis. We all know that Mason Williams wrote that song, but I personally prefer Clapton's version.



Eric Clapton never even recorded a version of that song, and neither did Tommy Emmanuel or whoever he said did.


And I don't see how that was elitism in the slightest. I corrected him, not proclaimed myself or my opinions better than him.
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#26
Quote by HaKattack
Eric Clapton never even recorded a version of that song, and neither did Tommy Emmanuel or whoever he said did.


He's right. The "Eric Clapton" version is just a re-recording Mason Williams did, on solo guitar instead of full band/orchestra backing. It got wrongly labelled Clapton on P2P networks.
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