Californiaman Posted June 3, 2009 Report Share Posted June 3, 2009 Found this link on Premier Guitar It took me to Guitar Instructor.com What are your thoughts? Are there five more to make it the top 15 Must-Know Guitar Riffs. TOP 10 MUST-KNOW ROCK GUITAR RIFFS! Posted by Michael Mueller on May 21, 2009 at 3:14 PM You know a great riff when we hear one—it stays with you, and you've got to learn it as soon as you get your hands on your axe. Below are 10 of the greatest rock guitar riffs of all-time. All of them are considered "must-know" riffs, so if you haven't learned any of them yet, click on the title to get the guitar tab! 10. "Day Tripper" The Beatles This monumental John Lennon-penned line set the bar for the single-note bass-line style guitar riff that now dominates the hard rock and metal landscape. 9. "Purple Haze" Jimi Hendrix There couldn't be a more appropriate introduction to the man who would become known as the greatest guitarist of all time. 8. "Enter Sandman" Metallica After pummeling fans into submission with their blistering thrash style in the '80s, Metallica brought metal to the mainstream with their 1991 self-titled release the "Black Album" and its opening track, "Enter Sandman." 7. "Walk This Way" Aerosmith Raunchy, bluesy, funky, and loaded with swagger, Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" epitomizes what a great rock song should be. 6. "Crazy Train" Ozzy Osbourne Courtesy of guitarist Randy Rhoads, the F# minor main riff of "Crazy Train" offers not only a lesson in pedal point but also a great alternate picking workout! 5. "Sunshine of Your Love" Cream In an example of masterly arranging, the main riff is heard variously in both single-note and chordal forms, thus giving the listener something familiar without being too repetitious. 4. "Iron Man" Black Sabbath This quintessential metal riff, composed entirely of 6th-string-rooted power chords in the key of B minor, set the precedent for all heavy guitar to come. 3. "Back in Black" AC/DC Has the use of space and rests ever been so effective as in AC/DC's "Back in Black"? The Brothers Young got rhythm, and nowhere is that more apparent than in this classic gem! 2. "Smoke on the Water" Deep Purple Ritchie Blackmore's masterpiece has probably been played by more guitarists than any other riff in history! 1. "Johnny B. Goode" Chuck Berry We often think about how Jimi Hendrix or Eddie Van Halen made heads turn with their prodigious gifts and daring souls, but when you combine the musical and social implications of what Chuck Berry accomplished, there can be little doubt that Berry is the king of rock 'n' roll guitar. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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