No Stairway – The Forbidden Guitar Store Riffs Vol-2

Learn to play the forbidden guitar store riffs in volume two of the three part series from Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman. Be sure to get the free tabs for this lesson and you can get kicked out of Guitar Center today!

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Introduction

How’s it going everybody? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson. Today we have part two of the series on ten riffs that are banned and that’ll get you kicked out of Guitar Center or your local guitar shop. 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 what we got today.

Forbidden Riff-4 – Iron Man

All right, so the first one to look at here is a riff from Iron Man. Now kind of depending upon what guitar it is that you’re playing you may not be able to play this intro part, but it’s incredibly obnoxious to play this part in the store. So if you’re playing guitar you like this without a tremolo system this is pretty easy to do; I mean I guess you could actually just do it with the whammy bar, but to make it more authentic you want to do it this way and it’s just also kind of just more obnoxious. So what you’re going to do is reach back here behind the nut on your low E string and we’re going to just push that down so we’re actually tightening the string and then we’re going to hit our low E string open and then slowly release like this… then we’re going to do it again… it actually does it a third time… And now we’re going to go into the riff that follows that, the main riff. So what I’m doing here is a B5; so I’m on the seventh fret of the low E string with my first finger and the ninth fret of the A string with my third. Then we’re gonna go to D5; so we’re gonna come up to the A and D string at the fifth and seventh fret… slide up E5 and then we’re going to come all the way up here to the 10th fret. So I’m on the 10th fret of the A string, on the 12th fret on the B string and we’re going to hit that and then slide down a half step and then back up, so back down to D5 to E5 and that’s where it ends…

Forbidden Riff-5 – Enter Sandman

All right so then the next we’re going to look at is the main opening riff from Enter Sandman. So for this I’ve got my third finger on the seventh fret of the A string and my first finger on the fifth fret of the D string and we’re going to play the low E string open and then follow that with the A to the D string. So this first one is coming in on the and of four and then it’s tied to the downbeat; so it’s like a quarter note and then two eighth notes… Then keeping that shape right there just take your middle finger and reach up and grab the sixth fret of the low E string and then down to the fifth fret with your first finger and then put your first finger back up here because it just basically starts over again. So after you do that you follow that with the A string and then it starts over right there…

Forbidden Riff-6 – Sweet Child O Mine

All right and then the last one we’ll look at is the main riff from Sweet Child O Mine and this one’s up pretty high on the list of things that are frowned upon to play and this is one of the more difficult ones to play in this list. So I’m up here on the 12th fret of the D string with my first finger and then from there it goes to the 15th fret of the B string; so I just do this with my first and third and second finger and then from there we go to the 14th fret of the G string to the 12th fret… so that’s the first part of it. Then we go to the 15th fret on the high E string to the 14th fret on the G string… to the 14th fret on the high E string and back to the 14th fret of the G string and I just like to keep my first finger over here… and that’s the riff right there. So it does two that’s one measure long because it’s one and two and three and four and, so you do two measures of that. Then the first note changes from the 12th fret of the D string to the 14th fret; so now I’m just going to use my second finger and everything else is the same… Then the first note changes to 12th fret on the G string and everything else stays the same and then back to the 12th fret on the D string. So it starts with two measures based on this on D and then it ends with it too; so when it starts over again you’re actually playing two measures of it at the end and the two measures of it at the beginning…

Conclusion

All right, so there you have it, three more riffs that will get kicked out of Guitar Center for playing. 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 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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