Rock n' Riff Weekly

Discussion in 'English Guitar Tabs - Submit or Request' started by 6String_assasin, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. 6String_assasin

    6String_assasin The Painkiller

    ROCK N' RIFF Weekly!

    This thread is a tribute to the great IGTian esgallindeion.

    He started this thread on 9-12-2003. Riff of the week
    IGT was not famous enough and there weren't as many members. specially not many guitar/music freaks..
    Essi has left the forums and i'm sure everyone wants him back..

    This column will constitute my own work, and I will be posting riffs from songs of different genres every week on Saturdays. though it will be more metal i know..

    Please do not post any replies to this thread.

    If you like the work, add me some reputation and/or rate this thread. u can also PM me..

    I'd like this thread to be made sticky so it does not get lost.

    I hope you like my work.

    Note: This work is very much inspired by death_metal_fan's Metal Weekly!
     
  2. 6String_assasin

    6String_assasin The Painkiller

  3. 6String_assasin

    6String_assasin The Painkiller

    The first one has to be the one contributed by essi.

    Hootie and the blowfish - Running from an angel

    Code:
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------4--------------------------
    ---------------5---------------5--5---------------------------5------- 5--------5-----------------
    --------4--4------6 ~ ----4---6--6--4-----4-----------4--4-----6 ~ ------6----4------4----------
    --4h6-----------------------------------6--4--------6------------------------------6---4----2-----
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   
    Some tips - (only try this if you are having problems playing it on your own... its much better to play the way it comes naturally to you.)
    -Place your fingers in the position to play C#m bar chord.
    -Don't remove your index finger which acts as a bar... you know, pressing all the chords. This is because until the very last note their is no note played which comes before the 4th fret on any string. And neither does any note go very far from the 4th. So you can play it quite easily. Its easier, believe me, though I don't play it this way.
    -Play it freely.

    Though i have to confess i have never heard this track. :p:
    More next week...
     
  4. guns n roses

    guns n roses Pro Guitarist

  5. 6String_assasin

    6String_assasin The Painkiller

    A lot of band practice going on recently..caused the delay..neway here it is..this week's riff.


    Iron Maiden - Rainmaker

    E||----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    B||------------------15----------13--|--------------------------------|
    G||--------------14------------------|----------15--------12--14------|
    D||--12--14--15----------12--14------|--12--14--------------------15--|
    A||----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    E||----------------------------------|--------------------------------|



    ----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    ------------------15----------13--|--------------------------------|
    --------------14------------------|----------15--------12--14------|
    --12--14--15----------12--14------|--12--14--------------------15--|
    ----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    ----------------------------------|--------------------------------|



    ----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    ------------------15----------13--|--------------------------------|
    --------------14------------------|----------15--------12--14------|
    --12--14--15----------12--14------|--12--14--------------------15--|
    ----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    ----------------------------------|--------------------------------|



    ----------------------------------|------------------------------|----||
    ------------------15--------------|--------------15--------------|----||
    --------------14------14----------|----------14------14----------|----||
    --12--14--15--------------15--12--|--14--15--------------15--12--|----||
    ----------------------------------|------------------------------|----||
    ----------------------------------|------------------------------|----||


    This is an amazing riff thats also going to help improve your playing ability..
    :rockon:
     
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  6. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    Due to his busy schedule, 6string has asked me to help out with the Weekly Riffs section.

    I may not post very often but I will try to post whenever I can.

    So for this week let me start off with the famous opening riff to Master Of Puppets.

    The first bar is probably the easiest part of this riff. It goes something like this.

    Here is the catch though: This entire intro is to be played using downpicks only. NO CHEATING BY USING ALTERNATE PICKING. :p:

    e |----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
    B |----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
    G |9---------------|7---6---5------|---------------|.---------------|
    D |9---------------|7---6---5------|---------------|.---------------|
    A |7---------------|5---4---3------|---------------|-----7-----6----|
    E |0---------------|---------------|---------------|-0-0---0-0---0-0|


    The 4 chords are just simple power chords. Although this tab is in approximate timing, listen to the song to get a feel for how to play it. The second part begins at the end of the bar which is troublesome for those not used to fast picking.

    The trick is to play slowly until you get it and then increase speed like everything else about guitar playing.

    e |-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
    B |7---6---5--------|---------------|-----------------|
    G |7---6---5--------|---------------|----------------.|
    D |7---6---5--------|---------------|----------------.|
    A |5---4---3--------|---------------|-----------------|
    E |-----------------|0-0-7-0-0-6-0-0|5-0-4-0-3-0-2-0--|

    The above part should pose no problem really. For the above power chords it is easiest to make a bar with your ring finger at the 7th fret and bar the D, G and B strings using just one finger. Takes a little practice if you are not used to playing barre chords. The second part is a similar pattern to the previous bar. Except just on the E string. Remember; no alternate picking. Pure downpicks.

    Play the above 2 bars together and repeat 3 more times (without the opening 4 power chords; so you begin to repeat at the end of the first bar). You have mastered the opening riff to Master Of Puppets. Listen to the song for a better idea.

    Stay tuned for the continuation coming next week.
     
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  7. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    Continuing the Master of Puppets intro tutorial

    We now have the famous 'spider' riff. This will be rather hard to play if you aren't used to fast finger movement and fast downpicking. As always try it slowly, then increase speed.

    e |-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|
    B |-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|
    G |.----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------.|
    D |.----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------.|
    A |-----2-----3-----|4-----3-----2-2-|----2-----3-----|5\4---5\4---5\4--|
    E |-0-1---0-1---0-1-|--0-1---0-1-----|0-1---0-1---1-0-|3\2-0-3\2-0-3\2--|

    Play above riff twice without accompaniment (drums etc). Then drums kick in, play the riff below.

    e |-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
    B |-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
    G |.----------------|----------------|----------------|------------4---|
    D |.----------------|----------------|----------------|------------4---|
    A |-----2-----3-----|4-----3-----2-2-|----2-----3-----|4-----3-----2---|
    E |-0-1---0-1---0-1-|--0-1---0-1-----|0-1---0-1---0-1-|--0-1---1-0-----|

    e |-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|
    B |-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|
    G |.----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------.|
    D |.----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------.|
    A |-----2-----3-----|4-----3-----2-2-|----2-----3-----|5\4---5\4---5\4--|
    E |-0-1---0-1---0-1-|--0-1---0-1-----|0-1---0-1---1-0-|3\2-0-3\2-0-3\2--|

    Play above sequence twice. At the end of the second repetition play this.

    FILL-FILL-FILL-FILL-FILL-FILL-FILL
    e |----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
    B |----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
    G |----------------|---------------|---------------|.----------------|
    D |----------------|2--------------|---------------|.----------------|
    A |5\4---5\4---5\4-|2--------------|---------------|-----------------|
    E |3\2-0-3\2-0-3\2-|0--------------|---------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

    When the open Em chord is struck the second guitar plays the fill below. The open E notes at the end of the riff above are the first notes of the verse riff which I will post next week.

    e |----------------|----------------|----|
    B |----------------|----------------|----|
    G |----------------|----------------|----|
    D |----8-----8-----|8-----8-----8===|====|
    A |--7-----7-----7-|----7-----7-----|----|
    E |0-----0-----0---|--0-----0-------|----|

    The above fill can be easily played using sweep picking.

    Next week, the main Master Of Puppets verse riff and chorus.
     
  8. acebuddy129

    acebuddy129 S¡nE® Sá¡nT

    Am posting one of my Fav Riffs played by Metallica

    Welcome Home(sanatarium) :rock:

    Verse:(This keeps playing throught the song)
    |-------------------------------------------------|
    |-------------------------------------------------|
    |------0-------0-------0------------------------|
    |----4-------5-------7-------0-------0-----0--|
    |--2-------3-------5-------4-------2-----------|
    |0-------0-------0-------5-----5/3----3/5----|

    Chorus:
    Sa.........na............
    |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |----------------------5/4------5/4--------------------------------|
    |2--------5/4-x-x---5/4---x--5/4--------------------------------|
    |2--------5/4-x-x---3/2---x--3/2-----2-2-0--------------------|
    |0--------3/2-x-x---------x--------------------3-2-0------------|

    tarium......
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |-----------------------5/4------5/4---------------------------------|
    |2---------5/4-x-x---5/4---x--5/4-------------------------------|
    |2---------5/4-x-x---3/2---x--3/2-----2-2----------------------|
    |0---------3/2-x-x---------x------------------3-3-0-------------|

    Hope u guys Liked it.... tell me bout it!!
    :rock:
     
  9. acebuddy129

    acebuddy129 S¡nE® Sá¡nT

    This thread is totally dead..
     
  10. 6String_assasin

    6String_assasin The Painkiller

    ^yeah..sorry guys, cant really get time for this right now...
    some one else may continue this job if (s)he pleases..or the mods may close it.
     
  11. shaily

    shaily New Member

    req: tab for fuel-metallica

    hey this is a great contribution..
    can u please post the tabs for fuel by metallica......
     
  12. rabi_sultan

    rabi_sultan <Bulla Ki Jana>

    Eric Clapton - Layla

    This is one of Rock's most recognisable riffs. So electrifying the sound that is produced by Clapton when he plays this riff it ensures that you are never tired whenever you hear this song. A tip on how to learn how to play this song. Do not try and mimic Clapton's speed at which he plays this, you will find that your won't get the best sound. It is best to start slowly until you can hit all the notes properly, then the speed will come naturally. In fact if you listen to most of his live gigs then you will find that he's always playing it a different speeds, but its the way the flurry of notes gel together is the one thing that is difficult to master. Which is why some people just say that only Clapton can play this riff, but that isn't entirely true as this riff is easy to play but difficult to master perfectly. Anyways enough boring chatter on with the riff !

    The riff comes in two parts, the first part is the start of the song which should be played twice:
    Code:
    [font=courier]
    E-|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
    B-|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
    G-|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
    D-|-----0h3-0---0-|-7-5-3-(3)-2---5-|-(5)-2-5-7-------|
    A-|-0h3-------3---|-5-3-1-(1)-0-5-3-|-(3)-0-3-5-------|
    E-|---------------|-------------3---|-----------------|
    [/font]
    h - hammer on;

    This is then followed by the second part of the riff which is played much further down the fretboard. btw it is important to remember that if you are playing in a band where there is more than one guitarist then one person has to continue playing the first riff while this second riff sits on top of the first.
    Code:
    [font=courier]
    E-|-------------10h13-10----|-10-13b15-13-12r-|-------10r-------10h13-10----|-10-15b17-15-12r-|----10r-| 
    B-|-------10h13----------13-|-----------------|----13-----10h13----------13-|-----------------|-13----|
    G-|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------------------|-----------------|-------|
    D-|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------------------|-----------------|-------|
    A-|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------------------|-----------------|-------|
    E-|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------------------|-----------------|-------|
    [/font]
    b - bend string to sound like (fret number)
    r - let ring

    the above may look complicated with the timings but let me explain. The riff starts half way through the bars in both instances, they are repeated but because they appear halfway through the bar, due to a brief pause at the start of the song, they are written out the way i have done so above. However all you need to do is simply just loop the notes and you'll see that it sounds right.

    Chords to these songs are here:
    http://www.indianguitartabs.com/showthread.php?t=4318

    So who is doing next week?
     
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  13. deathdr_87

    deathdr_87 Awesome Guitarist

    ok Ithink I'll post the riff of this week if no one minds

    its bascially panteras cemetary gates - a very recognisable riff that sounds awesome - ill just post the killer aprt with the harmonics


    E||--------------------------|------------------------|
    B||--------------------------|------------------------|
    G||--------------------------|-------------4*---------|
    D||--2--2--2--2--2--2--1--2--|--3----2--3-------2--3--|
    A||--0--0--0--0--0-----------|------------------------|
    E||--------------------------|------------------------|

    |--------------------------|------------------------||
    |--------------------------|------------------------||
    |--------------------------|------------------------||
    |--2--2--2--2--2--2--1--2--|--3----1--2-----1-------||
    |--0--0--0--0--0-----------|-------------3-----2~---||
    |--------------------------|------------------------||


    * means AH 12 in this.

    killer riff!!! turn down ur mid - turn up the treble put un some metal dist and play this - the riff is quite easy except for the harmonics u need to get it proper each time.
     
  14. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    woweee ... thats one of my fav riffs ...
    mebbe the reason y i started listenening to Pantera ...
     
  15. rocking_devil

    rocking_devil Banned

  16. catalyst

    catalyst Banned

    m knew here could anyone be my friend
     
  17. catalyst

    catalyst Banned

    Hey If Anyone Knows That How Could I Launch My Music
    Like Publishing It...............................
     
  18. alirana

    alirana Old Time Guitarist

    y did u guys stop ? :D
     
  19. metal_fan69

    metal_fan69 To Live Is To Die

    Hey this topic is rocking :rock:
    go on...
     
  20. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    Haven't posted here in a long time. Here's the intro from Lady Writer by Dire Straits.

    Pretty simple. Just ensure that you get the bends right. Those are full step bends and will require a lot of finger strength. While bending ensure that your thumb comes over the top of the neck to ensure that you get maximum leverage for the bend.

    Here's a recording:

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=465668

    Tempo is 140 - 150 bpm. I screwed up slightly on the third bend. Maybe I'll record a better one tomorrow. Keep practicing!!
     

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