Guitar Control presents instructor Darrin Goodman with Vol 6 of his series on subscriber requested riffs. Be sure to get the free tabs to go along with the step by step video instruction.
How’s it going everybody? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson and today I have volume six of subscriber requested riffs.
Right now if you click the link down in the description you can download a free chord chart from Guitar Control. It’s in PDF format and you can print it out and it’s very useful for whatever you’re trying to play right at a glance, very useful tool.
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.
Subscriber Riff-1 – No Good – Lynch Mob
Okay so the first we’re going to look at is No Good by Lynch Mob. So this one we’re going to start out here we’re on the seventh fret of the D string with my first finger and the ninth fret of the G string with my third finger and the tenth fret of the B string with my fourth finger and then the A string open. So we’re going to start off we’re going to play just the A string and then we’re going to strum the rest of the chord; so it’s like one and, and then we rest on the downbeat of two and then on the and of two we’re going to take our pinky off and we’re going to put our second finger down so it’s on the eighth fret of the B string… So we hit that and it’s on the and of two, but it’s a half note, so it takes care of the and of two plus uh beat three and the downbeat of beat four and then on the and four we just strum and we take our third finger off so now we’re just picking up the seventh fret of the D string, the seventh fret of the G string and the eighth fret of the B string and that’s our first measure… So we hit this on the and of four and this is the G5 over A (G5/A) and it’s tied to beat one of the next measure… then we’re going to hit that again on the downbeat of two and then we’re going to take our second finger off so now we’re just barring the seventh fret of the D, G and B string and then we put our second finger back on and then we take it back off again and we hit the D, G and B string and then just try to hit just D and G at the end there… so that’s like half of the riff… Then it kind of starts over the same way, the third measure is the same as the first… And then on the last measure starting on the and of one we’re gonna go to the eighth fret on the low E string with our pinky and then to the fifth fret of the A string with her first finger onto the sixth fret with our second finger and then to the seventh fret with our third finger to the fifth fret of the D string with our first finger and then back to the sixth fret of the low E string… and then the whole thing would just repeat…
Subscriber Riff-2 – The Lady Wore Black – Queensryche
All right next we’re going to look at The Lady Wore Black by Queensryche. So we’ve got this chord here, it’s an E5, but it’s kind of an extended E5, so you put your first finger on the second fret of the A string and your second finger on the second fret of the D string like you’re doing an E minor chord and then you’re gonna use your pinky to pick up the fourth fret of the G string and we’re going to play this as eighth notes so starting on the low E string and we go E, A, D, G and then up to the high E, B, G, and D… so just one and two and three and four and… and that’s the first measure. And then for the second measure we have this C major seven (CM7), which is just basically like A5 power chord, but the B and E string are all pretty open and after we do that basically just scoot your first finger up so it’s now on the third fret of the A string, your third finger is on the fifth fret of the D string and your fourth finger is on the fifth fret of the G string and now we’re going to play starting on the A string; A and then B and E together and that’s one and two and three four and it’s tied to a half note that takes care of the rest of that measure. So that’s half of the riff right there… Then the third measure is the same as the first one so we just come back to this big E5 again… Now for the last measure, and how I like to do this is with my second finger because it’s already here on the D string, so when I do this I just start from here… so you want to slide from nowhere, you don’t want your ear to pick up on this note, so let me get to the end of that… slide up like that and drop my first finger to the fourth fret of the G string; so when I slide up and hit the G string and then the B string… Then we’re going to move the note here on the D string down to the fourth fret, so I just switch my finger position so my first finger goes from being on the fourth fret of the G string to the fourth fret of the D string and then I bring my second finger up and do the same thing; D, G, B and then just take my fingers off, D and B both open… and then the riff would just start over again…
Subscriber Riff-3 Three Lock Box – Sammy Hagar
All right and then the last one to look at is Three Lock Box by Sammy Hagar. So this is just kind of a rock and blues kind of a thing, but the timing on it’s kind of strange, it’s in 3/4 timing, so it has kind of a weird vibe to it. So we’re basically only going to be using one chord, just A5, so if you just take your first finger just bar it here at the second fret on the D and the G string and then leave your A string open. So we’re going to start off and take our second finger and put it on the third fret of the A string and we’re going to pick that and do just a quarter step bend and then to the open string… So like I said this is kind of weird timing and so beat number one is a 16th note, so this is one e and a. So on the third sixteenth note is a rest and then we hit the A and then we rest again and hit the A again… and then the open low E string to the third fret and that’s the first measure… And then we go on to the next measure and the next measure is very similar to the first one. So we start off again with that third fret of the A string quarter step bend to open, rest, A, rest and then this time we’re going to go to the third fret of the A string with our second finger and we’re going to pick that quarter step bend to the open string to the third fret of the low E with a little bend. And then starting on the third measure we start with that same note to the open A string; rest A, rest A and then to the for beat three of the third measure it’s all 16th notes, so third fret of the A string with a quarter step bend to the open and then to the third fret of the low E string and it’s a pull-off and then it just repeats…
All right so there you have it, volume six of subscriber requested riffs and like I said if you have any suggestions for these leave them down in the comments because that’s where I get these ideas from. 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 we upload throughout the week. Well that is all I have for you today. Thanks for watching and have a great day.