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Kris_Dutson
1 Aug 2008 - 7:50 PM

Reckon you favourite riff is a winner?

Enter and see if it is thenSmile

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

Last Modified By Kris_Dutson at 1 Aug 2008 - 7:53 PM
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User_Removed
1 Aug 2008 - 8:25 PM

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
1 Aug 2008 - 8:40 PM

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

Last Modified By Kris_Dutson at 1 Aug 2008 - 8:41 PM
User_Removed
1 Aug 2008 - 8:43 PM

PMSL!!!

So my offerings are valid then!!!

Wink

User_Removed
1 Aug 2008 - 9:02 PM

So - moving onto a more modern idiom...

'Forsaken' - Dream Theater

Wink

Graysta
Graysta  91133 forum posts England
1 Aug 2008 - 9:11 PM

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

Last Modified By Graysta at 1 Aug 2008 - 9:14 PM
User_Removed
1 Aug 2008 - 9:14 PM

Amin - C - D - Fmaj....


Ahhh!! The Memories!

Graysta
Graysta  91133 forum posts England
1 Aug 2008 - 9:23 PM

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
1 Aug 2008 - 9:23 PM

Lol.

How about a bass riff? Floyd's Money springs to mind.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314907 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2008 - 9:43 PM

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

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_  9535 forum posts Virgin Islands, British4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2008 - 9:43 PM

Whole lotta rosie
Whole lotta love
Highway To Hell

Metalhead
Metalhead  61864 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2008 - 9:50 PM


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
PaulSR  8511 forum posts England
1 Aug 2008 - 9:56 PM

Genesis-Firth of fifth
Jimi Hendrix- All along the watchtower
Cream - Sunshine of your love

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014720 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2008 - 10:04 PM

Light My Fire - The Doors
Movin' Out - Billy Joel
Kate - Ben Folds Five

.....you can haved riffs on things other than guitars Wink

Geoffphoto
1 Aug 2008 - 10:47 PM


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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