Learn to play 3 fun and easy riffs from Molly Hatchet 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 sweet southern rock classics in record time.
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 Molly Hatchet.
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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.
Molly Hatchet Riff-1 – Flirting With Disaster
All right, so the very first one we’re going to look at is a riff from Flirting With Disaster. This has got like a real kind of boogie feel to it. So we’re gonna start off we’re just gonna take our first finger we’re just gonna bar across the second fret of the D and the G string and then the A string is open. So we’re going to hit the A and the D string together for the downbeat of one and then on the and of one we hit just the open A string, but we want to try to palm mute that. And then on the downbeat of two we’re going to take our third finger and we’re going to reach up and grab the fourth fret of the D string and then on the and of two back to the open A string trying to palm mute again. Then it’s the second fret of the G string and then on the and of three it’s that fourth fret of the D string… Okay and then on the downbeat of four we rest and then on the and of four it’s the A5 again… and that’s kind of the feel for the whole thing. Then when we start this again on the and of four it’s kind of like starting the riff over again. Then we go to a G5; so we come up first finger on the third fret of the low E, second finger on the fifth fret of the A string and we’re going to hit this on the and of four and then it’s tied to the downbeat of one and we’re going to try to do that same kind of rhythm… Now instead of that we hit the whole chord and then we’re going to hit the third fret of the low E, but palm muted. Now we’re going to take our pinky and reach up and grab the seventh fret of the A string and then back to the third fret of the low E string to the fifth fret of the A string back to the seventh fret and then it goes back to the A riff again…
Molly Hatchet Riff-2 – Dreams I’ll Never See
All right so the next we’re going to look at is Dreams I’ll Never See. This one is really, really simple. So we’re going to start off by putting your second finger onto the fifth fret of the A string and your third finger on the fifth fret of the D string and your first finger onto the fourth fret of the D string. So we start off we hit the A, and all of this we’re just playing the A and the D strings only. So we’re going to hit this and this is like one and then we’re gonna palm mute and hit just the A string as two sixteenth notes, so it’s like one e… so we hit the… one, two, three, four. So we’ve got over here on the both on the fifth fret and then we’re going to take our third finger off so now this D major dyad we’ve got there in there just and a G5 over D (G5/D) and then D major. So that one’s really simple and really repetitive, it’s like a massive part of the song…
Molly Hatchet Riff-3 – Bounty Hunter
All right and then the last one we’re going to look at is the riff from Bounty Hunter and this one is entirely made up of eighth notes except for one part towards the end. So this here where we’re pedaling the open A string so when we play these notes we’re going to be palm muting. So we’re on… and we have to skip over a string on this one so a little more challenging in that aspect we’re playing we’re pedaling the A string and then we’re playing notes on the G string. So we’ve got one and two, second fret of the G string is the downbeat of two and then on the and of two we come back to the this to the open A string again, then the open G string two more pedals, back to the second fret, two pedals, fourth fret two pedals, second fret… and that’s the first two measures, like half of the riff… All right so then for the second half starts off the same way, the third measure is the same as the first, now to the fourth fret back to the second fret and this one is on the and of two, but it’s tied to the downbeat of three, so it’s like and three… Now on the and of three we’re gonna hit the open low E string and to the second fret, four to the third fret and that’s like the pickup notes to start it over again…
All right so there you have it, three fun and easy riffs from Molly Hatchet. 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.