Cold Shot 3
Smoke On The Water- Deep Purple- Main Riff
So, what’s the very first guitar riff that everyone learns? You got it: Smoke On The Water.
Cocaine- Eric Clapton
Sharp Dressed Man 2
Blister In The Sun by Violent Femmes
Hey You- Pink Floyd
Soul Man 5
“Soul Man” Backing Track
Woke Up This Morning by B.B. King
Here’s a different way to play the blues! B.B. King provides us with a very playful guitar part. You can practice it along with the backing track, too.
“Woke Up This Morning” Tab
18 And Life- Skid Row
Skid Row was one of the last hair metal bands to hit the mainstream before grunge took over in the early ’90s. They were also arguably the last of such bands to have any originality. Their self-titled release used standard metal riffs and simple lyrics, but they broke away from the pop-metal that was going on with thrashy guitars and variances of ’80s metal formats. Their personal differences broke them apart in 1996, and Sebastian Bach went to work on acting, with little success.
The first three measures really don’t show much difference. The first measure has a hammer-on in it. A hammer-on is when you go from a lower note to a higher note, striking only the first note. Notice that at the top of the measures, chords are shown. The first three measures show the C#m chord and the B chord. All notes should be left ringing.