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It's hard calculate just how Jimmy Page's influence has had on rock music and guitar players in particular. His chops and ...
tone are undeniable. Here's a riff that sounds way more difficult than it is to play. Like most of the tricks I demonstrate, it can be played in any key you would play a blues/rock lick. Build up your speed by practicing with a metronome or drum loops and record yourself if you can. Sometimes practicing ....
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Today, I’m going to show you another Jimmy Page kind of riff. It’s used a lot in rock, you know classic rock music and I think you really going to like this riff. It sounds a lot more complicated than it is to do. So let me show it to you, okay.
What we can do this in any key, it doesn’t really matter, it sounds good high up on the finger board. I am going to be doing it today up in the G position, okay which is up at the 15th fret and all I’m doing is I’m taking my index finger and I’m barring over the E-string and I’m barring over the B-string okay so the first and second strings. So here’s what that is:
That position. Now the next thing I’m going to do, I will take my third finger, okay and I’m going to put that three frets up, okay, from whatever position my index fingers in and I’m going to be hitting the B-string.
So that’s the first note hitting the B-string, then I’m going to hit the E-string and as I hit the E-string:
I’m going to do a pull off, remember I’m already barring over with my index finger the next note and so it’s:
Now believe it or not if you can do that, you can do this riff because all it is:
If you speed it up:
And that’s all the riff is and it’s a really cool riff. I think you will hear that on Stairway to Heaven. At any rate, I would like you to practice that and just get proficient with keeping it—maybe use a metronome if you want to, to work with your timing on this.
It also works well without the distortion. You know I will give you a little hint, a lot of the things that were using distortion to create sort of this classic rock tone. If you got rid of the distortion and you got rid of maybe some delay or some of these other effects. They really lose riffs and that is what these guys did. You know a lot of these players in the 60’s did. And in 70’s, they basically stole a bunch of blues riffs and highly electrified them, so here it is again.
If you want to throw in a bend afterwards in the same position that your third finger is in you can go:
Okay, wasn’t that easy, this is David Caris with another Two-Minute Guitar Trick, this is easy you can do this.