Cool Guitar Riffs #5 – Rock Riff

In my ongoing series of cool guitar riffs, I hauled out my electric again (seems like I’ve been neglecting a little too much lately – at least in terms of creating new lessons!) for you.

This riff is based of the E diatonic minor scale – if you’re not familiar with it, brush up in the guitar scales section. If you’re having trouble seeing what my fingers are doing, you can always make the video full screen, which should help.

Basically this is just a nice little combination of going down through the scale with a few little hammer ons and pull offs along the way. At the end there’s a nice minor third jump from the G to the E, which leads back nicely into the power chord progression of G5, A5, E5.

Watch on Youtube

Leave a Reply 4 comments

steve - March 1, 2012 Reply

nice little riff there…will steal it an use it jon. thanks

    Jonathan Boettcher - March 1, 2012 Reply

    That’s what it’s all about Steve! Enjoy…

Justin - March 2, 2012 Reply

Love the riff! I like the rock sound to it. Thumbs up on the video quality as well.

Ozzy - April 26, 2012 Reply

I looped the progression on my JamMan Stereo and practiced the lick by throwing it in everytime it came around time for it. Thanks Jon for giving me something new to work on. Sounds pretty cool.

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