3 Fun & Easy Guitar Riffs By Bad Company

Learn to play 3 fun & easy guitar riffs from Bad Company with Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman, aka Uncle D. Be sure to get the free tabs to go along with the step by step video instruction and you will be rockin’ these classic riffs in record time.

Bad Company Riff

Introduction

How’s it going everybody? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson and today I’ve got three fun and easy riffs for you from Bad Company.

Right now Guitar Control is giving away a free chord chart and there’s a link down in the description where you can download yours. It’s in PDF format with every chord you could ever need all conveniently compiled into uh one sheet. Put it where you practice,  throw it in your gig bag, so you can just have whatever record you might need at any given time at a glance.

So be sure to click on the link in the description for the tabs and let’s get close up and take a look at these.

Bad Company Riff-1 – Feel Like Makin’ Love

All right so next we’re going to look at the riff from Rock Steady and this is really easy.

So we start off here we’re going to take our first finger we’re just going to barre the fifth fret of the D and the G string and this starts off we rest this doesn’t we don’t actually start playing until the and of four; so it’s like one two three four, so when we strum this we want to pull on it just a little bit, just a little tiny bit of a bend. So we hit that and one and, and we’re going to hit just the open A string… So those eighth notes and then we have a rest and then it just repeats then on the fourth measure we hit the two open A strings again; so that’s like one and, and then starting on the downbeat of two we’re gonna go to the fifth fret of the A string with your first finger… so that’s two and then the and of two we go to the seventh fret with your third finger and then on the downbeat of three we do that, we barre that fifth fret of the D and G string again… and then the open A string for the and of three… So then for the downbeat of four we’re going to take this where we’re barring here and move it up so we’re barring the seventh fret of the D and the G string and we’re going to pick that and then slide back to the fifth fret and that’s the whole riff…

Bad Company Riff-2 – Rock Steady

All right so next we’re going to look at the riff from Rock Steady and this is really easy. So we start off here we’re going to take our first finger we’re just going to barre the fifth fret of the D and the G string and this starts off we rest this doesn’t we don’t actually start playing until the and of four; so it’s like one two three four, so when we strum this we want to pull on it just a little bit, just a little tiny bit of a bend. So we hit that and one and, and we’re going to hit just the open A string… So those eighth notes and then we have a rest and then it just repeats then on the fourth measure we hit the two open A strings again; so that’s like one and, and then starting on the downbeat of two we’re gonna go to the fifth fret of the A string with your first finger… so that’s two and then the and of two we go to the seventh fret with your third finger and then on the downbeat of three we do that, we barre that fifth fret of the D and G string again… and then the open A string for the and of three… So then for the downbeat of four we’re going to take this where we’re barring here and move it up so we’re barring the seventh fret of the D and the G string and we’re going to pick that and then slide back to the fifth fret and that’s the whole riff…

Bad Company Riff-3 – Shooting Star

All right, so the last one to look at is the riff from Shooting Star. So in a way this is kind of similar to Feel Like Making Love as far as we’re doing these triad shapes and stuff that we’ve learned before. So we start off we’re going to barre our first finger across the 14th fret of the D, G and B string and we’re gonna hit that on the downbeat of one and it’s a sixteenth note and then on the second sixteenth note we’re gonna hammer-on to the 15th fret of the B string with our second finger… And then we’re going to go back to take our second finger off and then play this again on the and of one… Then we have a muted strum… What I do is I just basically come down and hit this part of my hand against the strings and pick at the same time, so it just gets that percussive sound… Then we’re going to take our first finger we’re going to move it down so it is barring across the 9th fret of the D and G string and we’re going to do that same timing. So this is starting on the downbeat of three, we play just the D and G string, and then we’re going to take our third finger and hammer to the 11th fret on the D string and then follow that with just the D, G and B strings off the ninth fret and then we have a rest; so that’s the first measure… Then we’re gonna take that shape and just move it down a whole step so now we’re at the seventh fret barring the D and G string and we’re gonna pick that again, same timing. So this is starting on the downbeat of one and it’s a sixteenth note and then we’re gonna do a hammer-on to the ninth fret of the D string with your third finger, back to that seven and then we’re gonna reach down and grab the tenth fret of the A string with our fourth finger and then take our first finger and barre it across the seventh fret of the A and D string and we’re going to pick that and hammer to the ninth fret on the A string with our third finger… Then we follow that with the seventh fret on the D string hammer to the ninth fret. So what I do is I just keep my first finger barred here and I pick the D string, hammer to nine and then go to the B string; so it’s seven on the B string and then seven on the G string to the 9th fret of the A string and then it just repeats…

Conclusion

All right so there you have it, three fun and easy riffs Bad Company. So if you like this lesson be sure to give me a thumbs up and leave a comment down below if you have any questions about this or other guitar related topics. If you’ve not already done so please subscribe to the channel and hit that notification bell so you don’t miss any of the content that we upload throughout the week. Well that is all I have for you today. Thanks for watching and have a great day.

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