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Rock's Greatest Riffs


Kris_Dutson e2
12 8.2k 1 England
1 Aug 2008 7:50PM
Reckon you favourite riff is a winner?

Enter and see if it is then Smile

I reckon Smoke on the Water, Whole Lotta Love and Sweet Child of Mine.

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User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
1 Aug 2008 8:25PM
Smoke on the Water and Whole Lotta Love - definitely Kris.

Steve Cropper's 'Mustang Sally'? Steve's intro on Wilson Picketts's 'Midnight Hour?

Define 'Riff'.

Intro to All Right Now.

Cream - Sunshine or your Love

Loads 'n loads 'n loads...

Wink

(Doin' 'Smoke' and 'HC' tomorrow night!!)
Kris_Dutson e2
12 8.2k 1 England
1 Aug 2008 8:40PM
In music, a riff is an ostinato figure: a repeated chord progression, pattern, refrain or melodic figure, often played by the rhythm section instruments, that forms the basis or accompaniment of a musical composition (though they are most often found in rock music, Latin, funk and jazz). Classical music is also sometimes based on a simple riff, such as Ravel's Boléro. Riffs can be as simple as a tenor saxophone honking a simple, catchy rhythmic figure, or as complex as the riff-based variations in the head arrangements played by the Count Basie Orchestra. David Brackett defines riffs as "short melodic phrases," while Richard Middleton defines them as, "short rhythmic, melodic, or harmonic figures repeated to form a structural framework." Rikky Rooksby states that "A riff is a short, repeated, memorable musical phrase, often pitched low on the guitar, which focuses much of the energy and excitement of a rock song."

Well you did ask. Wink
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
1 Aug 2008 8:43PM
PMSL!!!

So my offerings are valid then!!!

Wink
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
1 Aug 2008 9:02PM
So - moving onto a more modern idiom...

'Forsaken' - Dream Theater

Wink
Graysta 9 1.1k England
1 Aug 2008 9:11PM
Can remember too many , forgotten so many.
Met the man Eric once, House of the rising sun ,Animals,one that everone trys to emulate.Just check that site so many,Hendrix ,Clapton, Slash, ect, ect.

Graham
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
1 Aug 2008 9:14PM
Amin - C - D - Fmaj....


Ahhh!! The Memories!
Graysta 9 1.1k England
1 Aug 2008 9:23PM
Yep Mike.
The memories and the new stuff .Damn getting old they ALL sound good.Great music still appeals when your 50 odd if you can still hear good bands,and some of the new ones are just as good as the old ones.

G
Kris_Dutson e2
12 8.2k 1 England
1 Aug 2008 9:23PM
Lol.

How about a bass riff? Floyd's Money springs to mind.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
1 Aug 2008 9:43PM
One of my all time favs animals the tunes a bit long, love the guitar bit about a third of the way in[link]


Quote:How about a bass riff


There`s just too many, maybe a few old reggae tunes will be in my top ten Smile
_ e2
9 535 4 Virgin Islands, British
1 Aug 2008 9:43PM
Whole lotta rosie
Whole lotta love
Highway To Hell
Metalhead
7 1.9k 2 England
1 Aug 2008 9:50PM

Quote:So - moving onto a more modern idiom...

'Forsaken' - Dream Theater



Mr Otley, you are indeed a man of sheer taste! Anyone figured out what my avatar is yet? Dream Theater are the best... Any riff, any song, from any album...

There's so many great riffs in Rock, it'd be impossible for me to choose.
PaulSR e2
9 511 England
1 Aug 2008 9:56PM
Genesis-Firth of fifth
Jimi Hendrix- All along the watchtower
Cream - Sunshine of your love
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
1 Aug 2008 10:04PM
Light My Fire - The Doors
Movin' Out - Billy Joel
Kate - Ben Folds Five

.....you can haved riffs on things other than guitars Wink
Geoffphoto e2
8 13.5k United Kingdom
1 Aug 2008 10:47PM

Quote:Rikky Rooksby states that "A riff is a short, repeated, memorable musical phrase, often pitched low on the guitar, which focuses much of the energy and excitement of a rock song."



I know him !! Grin

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