LRT-024 Rhythmic Rock Riff in E

This fun rhythmic rock riff will have you playing bends, staccato, eighth notes, and sixteenth notes in the key of E.  What I love about this riff, by Charles Gervase, is that he uses the same rhythm to start, but varies the rhythm slightly at the end of the second measure.  This is a great technique that you can use in your music to develop interest without diverging from the theme of the music.

I recommend practicing this technique on a thematic riff that you write.  You might notice that it forces you to use fingerings that you wouldn’t normally use.  This is great for breaking ruts in your playing in a fun way.

Rhythmic Rock Riff in E uses bends, staccato, eighth notes, and sixteenth notes


FYI: For music theory purists, the key signature notated above is in the key of C (no flats or sharps), but the accidentals clearly show that this is in the key of E.  It uses the notes E, F#, G#, B, and C#.

Subscribe for Free Content, Tips, and More!

3 Reasons to Subscribe to the GLW Newsletter:

  1. Free Stuff! You'll get free content that is exclusive to my newsletter subscribers!
  2. Content tailored to you. Over time, I'll get to learn more about you and deliver content that motivates you to learn, play and be inspired!
  3. No spam. Just real content that's meant to make a difference in your playing

Enter your name and email, and you're on your way!

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit
Hello again! You're already subscribed to the GLW newsletter. Thank you for being a part of the GLW community. If you have a question, just send an email using my contact page. I'd be happy to help!

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.