How To Play 3 Fun & Easy Beginner Guitar Riffs By Pink Floyd

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

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Introduction

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

Right now GuitarControl.com is giving away a free chord chart. It’s a free download there’s a link down in the description. It’s in PDF format, has every chord that you could ever need all neatly compiled into one page. So you can download it you can print it off, you can throw it in your gig bag, put it where you practice so just at a glance you could have any chord that you could ever need in whatever given situation.

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.

Pink Floyd Riff-1 – Another Brick In The Wall Part 2

All right so the first one to look at is a riff from Another Brick In The Wall part two. So it starts off we’ve got this little riff that’s made up with octaves; so I’ve got my first finger on the fifth fret of the A string and then I’ve got my fourth finger onto the seventh fret of the G string and I’m letting my first finger droop down so the D string is muted so when I strum I only hear those two notes, but we get that kind of percussive sound there. So we’ve got this it’s one and then on the downbeat of two we move up a whole step and then on the and of two we’re going to try to bend this at the half step so I’m bending trying to keep these pitches and you know in unison… As I bend up and they do slightly kind of go out, but that’s kind of part of the sound of this… So that first measure one two and three and four… On the second measure we start off with the same way so we’re back to the fifth and seventh frets one two and then on the and of two you’re just going to bar just the seventh fret of the A and the D string and we do just a little bend, rest and then that seven nine octave again… All right that takes care of the first two measures and like half of the riff and then we’re going to shift down a whole step and we’re going to do a D minor barre chord; so I’m going to borrow my first finger all the way across the first five strings at the fifth fret and my second finger is going to go onto the sixth fret of the B string, my third finger onto the seventh fret of the D string and my fourth finger on the seventh fret of the G string. So this is where it kind of gets into that… like kind of a funky strum thing going on there. So we’ve got two strums, but it’s an eighth note and a sixteenth note and then a rest and then two mutes. So all I’m doing when I do the mutes is I’m just keeping my fingers here, but I’m just releasing the pressure, so that way when I play the strings are just completely dead, muted… then two… so it’s mute, strum, strum, mute, strum, so I’m just kind of doing the same strum, but I’m just raising and lowering my fingers in the shape of that chord… and there’s two measures of this… and then the whole thing would just start over again…

Pink Floyd Riff-2 – Hey You

All right so the next we’re going to look at is the riff from Hey You. So for this here we’re going to come up we’re going to put our first finger onto the seventh fret of the B string and then I’m going to put my third finger onto the ninth fret of the D string and my pinky onto the ninth fret of the G string. Now we’re going to keep our middle finger free here because it’s going to be being set down here onto the eighth fret of the B string, taken back off so the note on the B string alters between the seventh and eighth fret. So we start off we pick the B string to the D, G and put our middle finger down on the B string; B, G and D… And then that’s kind of like the end of it right there; so it’s like… that’s the riff… then it just starts over again… so that’s the first measure. Then the second measure we’re going to move that shape we’re doing here down a whole step so now my first finger is on the fifth fret of the B string and my third finger is on the seventh fret of the D string and my third finger is on the seventh fret of the G string. Now it’s going to change just a little bit; so we start off B, D, G and now we take our first finger and we’re going to flatten it out so we pick up the first or excuse me the fifth fret of the uh high E string and then our middle finger is going to go to the sixth fret of the B string… so that’s the pattern and then it just starts over again and then the whole thing would just repeat…

Pink Floyd Riff-3 – Money

All right and then the last we’re going to look at is the riff from Money. So this is kind of weird timing because it’s actually in 7/4 and it’s all just single notes. So we start off we’re on the second fret of the A string and that’s a quarter note; so it’s one and then on the downbeat of two we come up to the fourth fret of the G string and then on the and of two to the fourth fret of the D string. So it’s kind of like you’re doing a B5 power chord and then back to the second fret of the A string; so one, two, and three and then on the and of three we rest and then on the downbeat of four, second fret of the low E string to the fifth fret with a little bit of a bend, five to the second fret of the A string for six and then on the and of sex we rest and then on 7 it’s the 5th fret of the A string and then the whole thing starts over again…

Conclusion

All right so there you have it… three fun not two terribly difficult riffs to play from Pink Floyd. 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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