The most common guitar licks and riffs played

Discussion in 'Music Talk' started by lord_neo, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. lord_neo

    lord_neo Guest

    Which are the most common riffs and licks? i have heard these played again and again and now i cant stand them

    The Eagles - Hotel California

    The Temptations - My Girl

    Eric Clapton - Layla

    Led Zepplin - Stairway To Heaven
  2. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    there is no mention of the holiest of the holiest riff:

    SMOKE ON THE WATER - Deep Purple ...
  3. rocking_devil

    rocking_devil Banned

    yop missed sweet child of mine dude
  4. lord_neo

    lord_neo Guest

    Yes somehow misssed smoke on the water :)
  5. rocking_devil

    rocking_devil Banned

    the classic rock riffs and earlier heavy metal riffs are more commonly played than they new ones!i like it that way!
  6. cool_rahool_4

    cool_rahool_4 New Member

    well....i think its hotel california....its the most popular one of them all. i hear evry ohtr guitarist or a keyboard player play that song. GOT SICK OF IT!!!!!!!!!
  7. shak

    shak Harrr!

    the common thing is the blues scale in all these licks ... you know

    i love that!
  8. Mr. Scary

    Mr. Scary Bass-tard Child

    Whenever im at a guitar store here, the most common riffs i hear are:

    Master of Puppets
    Enter Sandman
    Everytime I Die (Children of Bodom)
    Nymphetamine (Cradle of Filth) <----I ****ING HATE THIS SONG!!!!
  9. Alfons

    Alfons C.F.H

    Smellz like TEEN ****
  10. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    Somehow all of you forgot Paranoid and Iron Man
  11. taxyse

    taxyse t3h.

    hey shahrukh....the most common licks aint got the blues scale...but the pentatonic scale....
    and ur blues scale is screwed up man....its half way penta...and half way blues minor!!!!!!!!
  12. debankan

    debankan The bassist from hell

    One very common riff is the Mission Impossible 2 riff by limp Bizkitz
  13. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    Apart from the ones already mentioned, I'd say Sultans of Swing.
  14. dennis

    dennis The Bhangra King

    ahh...u guys missed out 21st century schizoid man.
  15. dharmatma

    dharmatma Banned


    nothin else matters.
  16. cool_rahool_4

    cool_rahool_4 New Member

    hey.....'the happy birthday song'!!!!!
  17. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    ^^^ thats no riff ... atleast the riff version is not more popular than chord version ...
  18. JAZZ

    JAZZ New Member

    Enter sandman
    fear of the Dark
  19. Nanda

    Nanda Bassist

    Breaking the Law .... Paranoid .... Iron man ... NIB ... Nothing else matters .. Whereever I may Roam ...

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