A “guitar riff” is a short repeated piece of music.

It is often instantly recognisable (the guitar does all the talking, no singer needed) :)

These lessons are shorter and ideal if you don’t have long to practice each day.


Some of these lessons are in 2 parts and have the TAB available.

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There She Goes – The La’s

Do I Wanna Know? – The Arctic Monkeys

Pink Panther Theme Tune

Nirvana – Come As You Are

Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison

Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People

Sail – Awolnation

Star Wars Theme

Stand By Me – Bass Riff – Ben E King

Five Colours In Her Hair – McFly

R U Mine? – The Arctic Monkeys

Enter Sandman – Metallica

The Exorcist Theme (Tubular Bells)

Money For Nothing – Dire Straits

The Final Countdown – Europe – Intro

Heartbreaker – Led Zeppelin

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? – The Clash – Intro riff

Wipeout – The Surfaris

The Beatles – I Feel Fine

Arctic Monkeys – Fluorescent Adolescent

The Chain – “Formula One Theme Music” – Fleetwood Mac

Personal Jesus – Johnny Cash – Parts 1 + 2

Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc. – Bass Riff

Satisfaction – Rolling Stones – VERY EASY VERSION

Reptilia – The Strokes

The Less I Know The Better – Tame Impala – Bass Riff

Another One Bites The Dust – Queen – VERY EASY VERSION

Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor – VERY EASY VERSION

Iron Man – Black Sabbath – VERY EASY VERSION

Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin – VERY EASY VERSION

James Bond Theme

Money – Pink Floyd – Bass Riff

Peaches – The Stranglers

Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Intro 

Duelling Banjos – (As used in the film Deliverance)