View Full Version : Rhythm guitar riffz

04-13-2006, 06:17 AM
Due to my growing interest in rhythm guitar riffs - What do you guys think are interesting rock and blues rhythm guitar lines? :)
(if possible attach a PowerTab or GuitarPro transcription...)

04-13-2006, 08:37 AM
"Couldn't Stand the Weather" by Stevie Ray Vaughn has an awesome riff to it.

As far as rock riffs go, you can't beat Rage Against the Machine. Some of those simple pentatonic funk-influenced riffs are infectiously fun to play.

04-13-2006, 11:04 PM
TNX I'll check it out.

04-14-2006, 01:46 AM
I always like Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) and Eddie Van Halen's rhythm riff's...

04-14-2006, 09:36 AM
Everything from Extreme

04-14-2006, 11:08 AM
Steve Vai- The Audience Is Listening

Thats a nice finger twister....

04-14-2006, 11:29 AM
Everything from Extreme

Agreed. Get one of the albums and tabs and get playing. :D


04-20-2006, 12:45 AM
Everything from Extreme

Never heard of them :o , I guess I'll have to check it out...
anything in perticular?

how about motorhead? I'm not familiar with them and I've heard they got not-bad-at-all'ish riffs?

04-22-2006, 06:24 PM
you should check out Pantera/Megadeth, I know it ain't rock/blues, but it sure got some riffs going on

04-23-2006, 03:06 AM
edguy has some really cool stuff. Check out 'navigator'.

04-25-2006, 12:30 PM
I think you'd be happy to play some funk and I can recommend you to look in this iBreathe-article if you didn't have a look at it yet: http://www.ibreathemusic.com/article/19

Listen to guitarists like Paul Jackson JR. or Nile Rodgers
As the others mentioned above 'Extreme' are very rhythm-related and Nuno Bettencourt is an amazing guitarplayer (and afaik he can't read music and just plays by ear - don't know if this is up to date but I think I read it on his website or somewhere else on the web)

Brunette Lingerie (http://www.****tube.com/categories/431/lingerie/videos/1)

04-25-2006, 02:12 PM
Check out a band called T-Ride. The Guitarist Geoff Tyson is a virtuosa of note, but hardly plays any solos on the album. Unfortunately the one and only album they made is pretty scarce, I picked mine up in a pawn shop.

This guy plays the coolest most insane riffs. Here is a link to a interview with him. http://www.heavymetalresource.com/interviews23.html

04-28-2006, 03:09 AM
Keith Richards.

All of him.

Hells yes.

04-29-2006, 05:19 PM
What he said: Steve Vai - The Audience is listening

That main riff sure has groove!

04-30-2006, 01:07 AM
If you're into tuning your guitar to drop D (D-A-D-G-B-E) then I'd have to say to check out Adam Jones of Tool.

I'm a frequent visitor of Tooltabs.net :D

04-30-2006, 02:24 PM
Never heard of them :o , I guess I'll have to check it out...
anything in perticular?

Decadence dance and Lil' jack horny are cool riff-wise. Nuno Bettencourt is a brilliant guitarist.


05-06-2006, 06:44 PM
I prefer the hard rock oriented style with elements from blues. Led Zeppelin, Audioslave, Rage Against The Machine. Lots of great riffery.