Best Guitar Riffs

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

It’s instantly recognisable (the guitar does all the talking, no singer needed)

These lessons often don’t have chords. They are great for strengthening your fretting fingers and improving your fret navigation.

Many of these best guitar riffs have music (Guitar TAB) that goes along with them.

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10 Easy Beginner Guitar Riffs Anyone Can Learn

There She Goes – The La’s

Do I Wanna Know? – The Arctic Monkeys

Pink Panther Theme Tune

The Tetris Theme (Fun + Addictive)

Nirvana – Come As You Are

Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison

Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People

Sail – Awolnation

Star Wars Theme

The Unforgiven – Intro – Metallica

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)

So What – Miles Davis

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

Razor – Foo Fighters

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

Plug In Baby – Muse

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)

Inner Smile – Drue James (Theme I used to use at the beginning of my videos.)