LRT-033 Double-Stop Riff

March 20, 2017

Learn a fun two-bar double-stop blues riff. This one is all about a blues rhythm with a swing feel.  You’ll notice that the open-string double-stops in the first measure use staccato to give a short, noticeable sound. In […]

LRT-031 Bending Rock Riff

January 23, 2017

This rock riff starts with a slow bend that catches your attention followed by a droning droning open E with a melody played over top.  I love how it has a 90’s feel. I want […]

LRT-029 Slow Groove

November 21, 2016

Get your groove on with this fun-to-play slow groove at 70bpm.  This is a riff that you want to feel as you play it.  It really sets a mood. In regards to your playing, you […]

LRT-024 Rhythmic Rock Riff in E

August 1, 2016

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 […]

LRT-023 Pentatonic Blues Solo

July 18, 2016

Learn a complete blues solo based on the pentatonic scale, written and recorded by Francesco Cagnacci!  Included is the full audio and backing track. Before the solo starts, the track plays through the rhythm part for […]

LRT-020 Power Chord Rock Riff

June 6, 2016

Play some power chords with palm muting in this power chord rock riff by Milan Trickovic.  This lick uses a standard eighth note rhythm.  When you change chords, you will notice that the chord is […]

LRT-017 Blues Ride Rhythm

May 9, 2016

This rhythm is an absolute must-learn for any guitarist who wants to play the blues.  Play along or jam with this blues rhythm. This progression is played in the key of E.  This rhythm uses […]

LRT-016 A Minor Rock Riff

May 2, 2016

This week’s riff is written and recorded by Charles Gervase. He shows us an A minor rock riff.  This one has an off-beat syncopated feel as he accents the up-beats, especially on the sixteenth notes. […]

LRT-015 Metal Riff Video

April 25, 2016

In this riff, Martin Mitkov teaches you how to play a metal riff for a song from his band, Demezia. This riff uses sixteenth triplets, alternate picking, and an alternate tuning (B-E-A-D-Gb-B). Please note that […]

LRT-012 Southern Rock Shuffle Riff

March 28, 2016

Learn this fun southern rock riff to add to your repertoire.  This 4-bar riff is comprised mostly of a 2-note A power chord using a shuffle rhythm.

LRT-006 Funk Rhythm Riff

February 15, 2016

This riff uses an Em7 and some palm muting to create a funky rhythm.  You’ll notice the classic sixteenth note Funk rhythm. The audio and a backing track are included below.

LRT-005 Rock Riff

February 8, 2016

This rock-styled riff uses the blues scale in E and a shuffle feel.  You’ll notice that the Root (E) and minor seventh (D) are prominently used.  In the last two measures, you’ll hear the minor […]