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markthechuck
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As you my or may not know i've been around the forum for a good few weeks, playing for about 3 months ish, learning rythem more than anything first, doing ok i think, i've been trying my hand a bit at doing some intro's to get my fingers moving around, i've learnt Back in Black-ACDC and sweet child o mine-Guns n Roses, just wondered what all you guys tried for your first riffs and if you pulled it off, hints and tips welcome as usual. thanks 8)

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gnease
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Here's a few:

Black Dog - Zep
Ohio - Neil Young
Blowin' Free and Throw Down the Sword - Wishbone Ash
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Come Together and Something - Beatles

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Green River, Born on the Bayou, Suzie Q...pretty much the whole CCR catalogue!
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Enter Sandamn - Metallica killer riff

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Best riff ever -- "Day Tripper"!

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Highway Star - all time best intro ! Rest of the song isn't too bad either !

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gnease
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Satisfaction -Stones (Tim's 'best riff ever' claim made me remember this one*.)

*But I will admit, Tim, I had Day Tripper on my short list originally, then replaced it with more beginner-friendly riffage.

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Scrybe
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yup, yup, I went through daytripper and enter sandman too. also did.....

Heartbreaker - Led Zep
What'd I Say - Ray Charles (also on EC and Bluesbreaker's Beano alb)
Layla - though it took me a while to figure past the the first repeating bit (the bends took me ages to get, lol)
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana (hey, I was at that age!!! lol
Substitute - The Who

there was a couple of aerosmith ones also, but I'm blanking on the song titles

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Few of my faves:

Purple Haze-Jimi Hendrix
Outside Woman Blues-Cream
Riff Raff-AC/DC

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gnease
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there was a couple of aerosmith ones also, but I'm blanking on the song titles

I'm sure Walk this Way is one ...

Maybe also Sweet Emotion and Love in an Elevator ?

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"It Don't Come Easy" - George Harrison.

Well not so much a riff as chords but still requires some picking.

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Satisfaction -Stones (Tim's 'best riff ever' claim made me remember this one*.)

*But I will admit, Tim, I had Day Tripper on my short list originally, then replaced it with more beginner-friendly riffage.

Day tripper intro is not very difficult to play, IMHO.


   
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Layla for me too. It was the reason I wanted to learn to play guitar, so it was also the first thing I tried to learn.

And it was tough, and then I didn't bother to lear the rest of the song for a year after probably :P

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rparker
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Ahhhhh, opening riffs. Nothing like 'em. Go into your favorite guitar mass-merchant and that's almost all you hear some days.

On to your question. +1 on Satisfaction. Keef had a ton of them, though. Always good with the quick hook, that guy was.

I've always liked the openings to:
Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits
Rikki Don't Lose That Number - Steely Dan (it was a bass riff I think)
Roundabout - Yes
Bittersweet Surrender - Big Head Todd

Tons of others....

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Jethro Tull - Aqualung, in fact I love the whole album


   
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