Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners

Easy Guitar Lesson on Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners – Rhythm Guitar Lesson from Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman. These four Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners will have you rockin‘ in record time to the classic riffs; Smoke On The Water, Whole Lotta Love, Crazy Train and Paranoid. So lets check out these Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners.

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Introduction

Hey how’s it going? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson. Today I’ve got a lesson for all the beginners out there on some Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners . These are ones that you’re gonna want to know how to play, they’re fun to play, everybody knows these and it’s just kind of a rite of passage for playing guitar to learn these riffs. 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 Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners.

Smoke On The Water

All right so first Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners we’re gonna look at Smoke On The Water. Now Smoke On The Water is everybody’s first cool riff that they learn and this is probably the most recognizable guitar riff of all time. But ironically it’s played incorrectly quite often so I’m going to show you how to play it. So this is just going to be played on the fourth and the third strings, so just these Center strings and you can you use a pick to do this, but it seems like they’re simultaneously playing the strings; so you could play it like that or just use two fingers, that’s what I do, I just hold my pick and then use my second and a third finger to play those two strings. So we start off by just playing both of these strings open and then it goes to the third fret on both strings… so we have open three and then five six… So that’s Smoke On The Water, the first Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners.

Whole Lotta Love

The next Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners we have Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin, another iconic Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners that’s fun and easy to play. So we start off Whole Lotta Love on the seventh fret of the sixth string with my third finger and we’re gonna go to the fifth fret of the fifth string with your first finger.  So you do it twice just like that… and then from there you’re gonna take that first fingering and move it up a whole-step from the fifth fret to the seventh fret and then you’re gonna bring your third finger down onto the ninth fret of the fourth string; so this is an E5 power chord and you’re gonna pick those two strings and then you’re going to play the sixth string open three times. So we’re palm muting that so if you don’t know what palm muting is there’s plenty of videos on the channel about it, but all this kind of really quickly; so you just take this part of your hand and you rest it right on the bridge right where the string rests in the saddle and when you have it in the right place the note should slightly ring out, if you’re too far forward it’s just dead and if you’re too far back it’s not muted, so you just have to kind of find that sweet spot. Then after you do this three times you hit the power chord again, three muted power chords… just like that. Now another thing that I’m doing when I hit the power chord is I release the pressure with my fingers just enough so it becomes silent so that way it’s not ringing out; so each time before I strum I squeeze almost simultaneously… just like that. So that’s Whole Lotta Love, the second Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners.

Crazy Train

Alright the next Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners we have another really iconic riff, this is the intro riff for Crazy Train, another one that everybody knows as soon as you play it, everybody knows exactly what it is and this is also good as a picking exercise because you can do this with all with alternate picking. So to start off this Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners we’re on the second fret of the sixth string with your first finger and then have your third finger ready to be on the fourth fret of the fifth string. So we’re gonna play the sixth string twice and then to that fourth fret of the fifth string and then back to the second fret of the sixth string and it’s all eighth notes. So like I said this is a good picking exercise, you could do it with all down strokes, but I recommend that you do it with alternate picking. So we have that one G and now we’re gonna go to the fifth fret of this fifth string and you’re gonna want to use your fourth finger; now you could shift up and use your third finger, but I really recommend you use your pinky. Then back to the sixth string again, back to the fourth fret of the fifth string and back to the second fret of the sixth string again… so that’s the first measure. For the second measure of Crazy Train you’re going to take that first finger and you’re going to move it from the sixth string to the fifth string still at the second fret; so we’re second string open to the fourth fret of the sixth string and then to the fifth string open, second fret of the fifth string open and fourth fret of the sixth string to open. So the whole thing… and then it just repeats. So that’s Crazy Train, third Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners.

Paranoid

And then the final Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners we have the opening riff from Paranoid by Black Sabbath. You know Paranoid is one original metal riffs. So for Paranoid we’re gonna come all the way up to the seventh fret on the 5th string, but you’re going to barre your finger so you’re playing the fifth string and the fourth string at the seventh fret. Then you’re gonna strike those two strings together, but you’re going to do a hammer-on with your third finger to the ninth fret of the fourth string… just like that. So if doing a hammer-on is a new technique for you this might be a little bit more challenging; so you might want to just practice doing that. So when you do a hammer-on you literally hammer that finger down. You don’t want to just set it down, you want to hit it down hard enough that your fretting the note. So when you do this you want this fifth string still to be ringing out; so you do this three times… just like that, that’s the first measure of Paranoid. And then we follow that with this other riff that’s the fourth string seventh fret and then you hammer-on to the ninth fret and then you do the same thing on the third string and you do it twice. So technically you could just barre your first finger across the 5th, 4th and 3rd strings at the 7th fret… just like that. So that’s Paranoid, the fourth and last Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners.

Conclusion

All right so I hope you enjoyed Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners and you got something out of it. If you like this Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners lesson give me a thumbs up and leave a comment down below if there’s something you’d like to see either myself or one of the other instructors at guitar control.com do in a future lesson. Well that’s all I have for you today, thanks for watching Easy Must Know Guitar Riffs For Beginners and have a great day.

 

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