D|--8\-----8---8---8\-----8---8---8\-----------------------------------------| A|-------------------------------------------------------| E|------------------------------------|--------------------------------|, e|----------------------------------|--------------------------------| B|----9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9-9----7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7------| The minor scale is used in metal often, as it achieves a dark sound, characteristic of the genre. E|-8/3---------------------3-------------------------------------------------|, Genre: rock | BPM: 156 | Released: 1980 | Tabs | Tutorial. Feel free to start with any category you are most comfortable with, but move on to the next group once you’ve perfected a few of the riffs from one class. E|-----2-2-------2-------2-------2-------5---4---5-----5---4---0----|, e|------------------------------------------------------------| e|----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|---0--0--0-12-12-12--0--0--| Ritchie Valens made this Mexican folk song into an international hit. Repeat the notes of the 1st bar for the 3rd bar and play notes E, D, for the 4th bar. D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|--------7----5-----------------| It's not your standard run of the mill riff either, as it uses chords as well as single note plucks. Teach yourself guitar The intro riff to one is a great one to practice your string skipping and accurate single note plucks. D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--| E|-------------------|-------------------|-7-----------------|-6-----------------|, Genre: rock | BPM: 151 | Released: 1979 | Tabs | Tutorial. D|------------------------------------|--------------------------------| G|---------------5-4-2---4-------------5-4-2---4-----------------------------| These are some of the best guitar riffs of all time, so as a guitarist, you really need to know them. A|-------12----(12)-----------------------10---(10)--------------------------| G|--15----------------------------------15---------------------------------| D|------------------||o-0-----------0--0-----2-----2--2--2--2-----------o||| D|------------|-----------|-------------|--------------------------------------|, Genre: rock and roll | BPM: 157 | Released: 1958 | Tabs | Tutorial. The Strokes are a great rock band, they have composed some fantastic licks and riffs. E|--0-----0------6--5-----|, PM------------------| G|-----------------2-2-2----------2-2-|2---------------------------------o| It was first released in 1973, then again in 1986 with Run DMC. Tab Notation for Breaking The Law riff by Judas Priest, How to play Breaking The Law riff by Judas Priest. A|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-4-4-4-| It is punchy and powerful, just like Muddy Waters' voice. G|---------------------------------| It's pretty much the same sequence of chords as the intro riff. D|-0--0--0----------------0--0--0---------------------|, E|-------------------------| D|---------------0-----0--|-9-------9-------9-------9-------| B|------------------------|---------------------------------| D|-2---------------0-0-0----------2-2-|2---------------------------------o| D---------------------------|------------------------| A|-5--7-7-5-7--| Of course, if you just want to practice it, you don't need to bother with the tuning. A|-5-------4-------4---5---4---| The intro riff to this famous Nirvana hit is played with an alternate tuning. A|-------------------|-----------------|------------------------|-3--(3)/5--5~---| Here are 50+ songs that have easy guitar riffs for beginner and intermediate guitar players. So make sure to hold the chord shapes and strum correctly while you mute other strings with your palm. A|--2--5--------------|--2-2-2-2-5---------------------------| E|-------------------|-------------------|-7-----------------|-------------------|, e|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| A|-7-------7-------7-7-| Firstly, you’ll be playing the whole riff on the two thickest string (low E and A strings), which have been tuned down a whole step, to low D and G respectively. E|----------10-8-7--|, Genre: grunge | BPM: 116 | Released: 1991 | Tabs | Tutorial. A|---------------5/----5/-|-7-------7-------7-------7-------| It uses lots of slides, which means it is perfect for practicing your slide technique. G|----------------3-3-0-|----------------6-6-6-| It also helps you develop your own unique style. E|-1--1-1-x-x-x-x-------|-4--4-4-x-x-x-x-------|, Genre: rock | BPM: 112 | Released: 1972 | Tabs | Tutorial.