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stramming 06-27-2012 04:40 PM

Top 3 Guitar Riffs
1. Hair Of The Dog - Nazareth
2. La Grange - ZZ Top
3. Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream

Every time I hear Hair Of The Dog I can't help playing air guitar xD

Mad About Drums 06-27-2012 05:36 PM

Re: Top 3 Guitar Riffs
Only 3? ...that's too short a list man :) it has to be 10 at least!!!

Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
It's Only Love - Brian Adams/Tina Turner
Layla - Derek and the Dominos


You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
I've Got a Feeling - The Beatles

... or

Only the Children - Toto
Panama - Van Halen
Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones

... or

Back in Black - AC/DC

...there, that's 10 famous riffs :)

... or there's this too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuagP...eature=related

Fuo 06-27-2012 05:54 PM

Re: Top 3 Guitar Riffs
The intro Crazy Train riff pretty much made me want to play guitar when I was a kid. The tab for that riff is still the first thing I see in my head when I think of guitars 2242524225452540.

Ain't Talkin 'Bout Love - Van Halen (that intro riff w/ the flanger)
Sweet Child o' Mine - GnR (Intro)

Arky 06-27-2012 06:08 PM

Re: Top 3 Guitar Riffs
I like some of my own riffs ;-)
[Congrats to myself on my ten hundredth post, haha.]

If you wanna check out an example of some own stuff I like... Look here, press "play demo" there (and it's merely a demo I came up with to do some sound samples for that custom guitar of mine). That riff is later played with an octave harmony/2 guitars. I like guitar parts with harmonic structure, be it riffs or solo parts.

It's hard to choose a Top 3. It also depends on whether it's sheer power, some cool melodic lines or a mixture of it.

Jeff Waters from Annihilator comes to mind as a riff master/beast with lots of crazy riffs. He can also be creative with open string riffs - I love the main riff in "Set The World On Fire" (actually I'm using this riff a lot when doing recording soundchecks). Here's that riff (starting from 0.33 into the track):

For something melodic... I'm thinking of Iron Maiden / that "Phantom Of The Opera" melodic riff. Maiden had a massive impact on my melodic style.

As for coolness... RAGE (guitarist: Victor Smolski / drums: (at that time) Mike Terrana) / that "Straight To Hell" intro riff - beginning from 0.11 in the link:

AC/DC have a lot... I always liked playing that "Riff Raff" riff.

Haven't been listening to metal for a long time... So many cool riffs escaping me.

Chadferrel 07-10-2012 09:56 AM

Re: Top 3 Guitar Riffs
Can't stop by red hot chili pepper
Hurry Up by Paul Gilbert
Master of Puppet by Metallica
That is my top three favorite guitar riffs of all time.


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