Learn To Play Three Easy & Fun Ratt Guitar Riffs

Learn to play three easy & fun Ratt guitar riffs with Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman. Be sure to get the free tabs to go along with this killer guitar lesson.

Three Easy & Fun Ratt Guitar Riffs
Three Easy & Fun Ratt Guitar Riffs

Introduction

Hey everybody how’s it going? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson. Today I want to show you how to play Three Easy & Fun Ratt Guitar Riffs. Warren Demartini has always been one of my favorite guitar players and I’ve just always liked Ratt. They have a lot of cool guitar riffs and they’re just kind of different from what all the other bands were doing at that time I think. 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 Three Easy & Fun Ratt Guitar Riffs.

Ratt Riff-1 Back For More

All right so the first Easy & Fun Ratt Guitar Riffs we’re going to look at is Back For More and this one starts off with this first chord… it’s kind of an extended A5. So if you just take your first finger, like you’re doing a regular A chord; so I’m playing the A string open and I’m barring my first finger across the second fret of the D, G and B strings and then I am taking my fourth finger and I’m barring it across the fifth fret of the B and high E strings… so that’s the opening chord and that’s a quarter note, so it’s like one two and three and four. So we’re going to pedal the open A string and this is like a big part of this riff and I’m palm muting that. So we’ve got one two and three and four and so that’s the first measure. Let me go on to the second measure, we’re gonna do a E5 here, so we’re going to put our first finger onto the second fret of the D string and then your third finger onto the fourth fret of the G string and this is all eighth notes, so we’ve got one and two and three and then on the and of three we’re going to do an A5 over E (A5/E). So what you’re going to do is just take your first finger and just barre it so you’re picking up the second fret of the G string and then we hit the a string open on the downbeat of four and then on the and of four we just hit the D and G strings open and that’s the second measure…  And then we’re going to do an F; so starting on the third measure we have an F dyad. So I’m on the third fret of the D string with my second finger and the second fret of the G string with my first finger and this is just like the first measure, so this is going to be one two and three and four and then we’re going to basically repeat the fourth measure and the second measure is the same. And then moving on to the fifth measure we have an F sharp minor (F#m); so now we’re going to the second fret of the G string with your first finger and then the fourth fret of the D string with your third finger, and that’s a quarter note, followed with the eighth notes one and two and three and four and. So then starting on the sixth measure we’ve got B5 over F (B5/F). So we’re going to take our third finger and just barre it across the uh fourth fret of the D and G strings… And then have F sharp minor (F#m); so that note on the G string moves from the fourth fret to the second fret… and then on the downbeat of four it’s the open A string and then the open B string on the and of four. So that just leaves two measures after that which is probably the most difficult part, especially if you’re a beginner. So now we’re gonna come up here to the fifth fret of the D string with your fourth finger and your first finger on the second fret of the G string and we’re going to pick the D, B, G, D, B, G, D strings… then come up here to the, well there’s actually a couple ways you can do this, you can switch your whole hand position or you can just drop your third finger down here, but you’re going to be on the fifth fret of the D string and then the fourth fret of the G string, open A string, to that again and then we’re going to move up to an A. So we’re just going to move that shape up a whole step, so now we’re on the sixth fret of the G string on the seventh fret of the D string and then we end with an open A string…

Ratt Riff-2 Wanted Man

All right so the next Easy & Fun Ratt Guitar Riffs we’re going to look at is Wanted Man and this one uses a lot of this the same dyad chord shapes that we did on the previous ones. So we start off we just got three open low E’s and then we come here to the ninth fret and we’re just going to use our first finger to barre the ninth fret of the D and the G strings and then down to the seventh fret and then the open low E and then we’re gonna seven and six, so seventh fret of the D string on the sixth fret of the G string and the low E again and then back to playing on the fifth fret… Then we do the three open low E’s again back to that first one at the ninth fret and then we’re going to go to the B and G strings. We’re going to be on the seventh fret of the G string and the eighth fret of the B string and then two more open low E’s and then we’re going to go to the seventh fret of the D string and the sixth fret of the G string and then to barring the fifth fret again…

Ratt-3 You’re In Love

All right and then the last Easy & Fun Ratt Guitar Riffs we look at is You’re In Love. So for this one you need to be in drop D so we’re going to tune our low E down to a D… and this one is using a lot of just your regular major barre chords with the root note on the fifth string. So we start off we’ve got D; so our first finger on the fifth fret and then my third finger is barring the seventh fret of the D, G and B strings and this is eighth notes, so it’s one and two and. So on the and of one and the downbeat of two we just play the low E palm muted… so one and two and three and four and. Then we’re going to come up here to the ninth fret and we’re just going to pick up the D and G strings, same timing, and then down to C. So we just take that same shape that we were doing here and move it down a whole step and that’s the first two measures. Then the third measure is the same as the first and then we come down and do an A5… and that’s on the downbeat of one and then the end of two we hit the E and A together twice and then we go to that C. And now this is probably the hardest part. We’re going to do a C suspended four (Csus4); so we’re gonna do that C and then you’re gonna take your fourth finger and pick up the sixth fret of the B string, but it’s a hammer-on, and then back for two more strums of the C…

Conclusion

So there you have it. Three Easy & Fun Ratt Guitar Riffs and like I said earlier Warren DeMartini has always been one of my favorite guitar players; so I think these are just cool riffs that are fun to play, not too terribly difficult either. 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 Three Easy & Fun Ratt Guitar Riffs and have a great day.

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