Hi, I’m Jonathan Boettcher, and I’ll get right to the point – sometimes guitar players just want to learn a few more licks, and that’s precisely why I created this short guitar course. At the heart of this 50 minute course are five cool riffs from the key of G major, designed to be able to slip cleanly into open-chord rhythm playing. Did I say five riffs? Oops – well, there might be a few bonuses in there too!
After we learn each lick, I’ll demonstrate for you how it sounds in a simple rhythm progression, then I’ll play the rhythm for a few loops, and give you an opportunity to practice slipping that riff in where it belongs. I’ll play the rhythm – you play the riffs!
Why The Key Of G?
With such a small course (it’s just 50 minutes), it makes a lot more sense to keep the focus pretty tight. So, I chose the key of G major, because it is one of the most common keys that guitar players use. Everyone knows some songs in G, and having some great fit-into-any-song riffs to add into your playing is always useful.
These riffs are open riffs – meaning most of them use open notes, making them ideal for slipping into open-chord rhythm progressions. Additionally, if you know a little bit about your scales, you can pretty quickly figure out how to transpose these riffs into many other keys.
Each of these riffs are one bar long, and are intended to be able to slip smoothly into your rhythm playing.
Questions and Answers
Q. What level of guitar player are these riffs designed for?
A. Intermediate. You’ll need some experience on the guitar already, in order to be able to put these to immediate use. That said, if you’re a keen learner, I’ll not stand in the way by slapping labels and restrictions on you!
Q. Are these riffs best for acoustic, or electric?
A. They work great for both types of guitars. I deliberately taught the riffs on an acoustic, because from a difficulty perspective, anything you can play on an acoustic is easily played on an electric. In terms of style – it’s up to you to fit these into the music of your choice.
Tabs and Diagrams Included
Three different scale patterns are briefly covered in this course, and while all the diagrams are included directly on-screen in the video, they are also available to download in a PDF, in case you want to print them out for later reference. This also applies to the riffs themselves of course!
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Yes! I Want The Riffs!
You’ll get instant access to this fun little course via the member’s download area after your purchase. The high-definition video is available to be downloaded, and you can also watch it directly online, which works great for iPads and other mobile devices.
Open Riffs in G is available in two order options (both contain the same material): Download Only, and DVD+Download.
Either way, you’ll be able to download the lessons today and get started immediately, or watch them directly in your browser (this option works best for mobile devices). Please keep in mind that the download files are large – around 1 Gigabytes in total – so if you have a slow internet connection this will take a very long time. For this reason, the DVD is recommended.
The DVD will play in any computer or on your DVD player with your TV.
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Hey Jonathan, great lesson man. It was exactly what I needed as I’m at that point of slipping riffs into anything I can while being able to get the timing spot on. Thanks.