Neil Young’s songs are relatively easy to learn yet still complicated enough to help you hone your skills. They also appeal to both the electric and acoustic.
Guitar Riffs for Beginners
A riff is short, musical theme that forms a song’s framework. Songs like Black Dog, Iron Man and Don’t Fear The Reaper are great examples of songs built around memorable riffs. With the availability of guitar tab, riffs are a popular and easy introduction to guitar for many new players.
When a student first starts learning beginner guitar lessons, they often play the popular riffs and chords of the songs they like best. It is always helpful to learn with music you are familiar with, but eventually it is fun to branch out into creating your own compositions and improvisations. In this article we will […]
Three of the main techniques used in rock music are palm muting, power chords, and octaves. I created three simple rock riffs, all in the key of E or E minor to demonstrate these techniques that any beginner guitar player can utilize. To play the first riff you’ll need to be able to palm mute. […]
Jim Bowley discusses the positives of learning the guitar riffs of songs and how doing so can make you a better guitarist in the long run.
Paul Andrews makes a long awaited return to Guitar Noise with the sequel to his February lesson on power chords. Here you’ll find the lowdown on augmented and diminished power chords, plus examples from everyone from Bush to Hendrix to Metallica to Eminem.
Guitar Noise Forum Member Joe Morgani gives us an easy song lesson on the Roy Orbison classic Oh Pretty Woman.
Paul Andrews returns to the pages of Guitar Noise with a primer on power chords, complete with practical examples from the music of Green Day, Nirvana, Blur, Blink 182 and (gasp!) The Kinks.
Allan’s back and this time he’s got a lot of good advice to pass along on the subject of power chords and double stops. As in his first article, Forty-Something Guy Learns Guitar From The Internet, this piece includes a lot of links to other helpful articles as well as numerous musical examples.
First time contributor Chris Korsak hails from Portland, Oregon, where he works as a guitar instructor. In his lesson, you will learn some guitar riffs to such Black Sabbath songs as: Iron Man, The Wizard, Paranoid, and Sweet Leaf.