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Cool Guitar Riffs

In this Cool Guitar Riffs section of the website you will learn some of the greatest guitar riffs and licks with easy to follow video and tablature explanations.

Watch the video first, which begins with the riff played at a normal speed, to get the feeling and rhythm of the song and then follow the video tutorial and play along with the tabs.




Erotomania - Dream Theater Riff
Cool Guitar Riffs Lesson {Difficulty: 3 of 4}


Erotomania is one of my favorite Dream Theater songs. Itīs the 4th song on the Awake album (their 3rd studio album) released in 1994. A few years back I got the tabs book for this album and the Images and Words and the experience has been outstanding!! John Petrucci is one of the most creative guitarists whose music Iīve had the opportunity to study. Thereīs a great summary on this album on wikipedia. Enjoy this Guitar Riff!

Dream Theater Official Website

Erotomania Tabs and Video


Reptilia - The Strokes Riff
Greatest Guitar Riffs Tutorial
{Difficulty: 2 of 4}


This is a fairly easy guitar riff. The structure is real simple, although it might be a bit challenging getting it up to speed and still sounding clean. I had never heard a song from The Strokes until my cousin selected it for one of our concerts at Steak House Cafe, Santo Domingo. Now we play it all the time.

It has also been one of the most voted songs through the Suggest Song Form, thatīs why I decided to include this guitar riff video even though I had previously recorded the Reptilia Guitar Solo Video for the guitar solo section of the website.

See Lyrics for Reptilia - The Strokes
The Strokes Official Website

Reptilia Tabs and Video


Carry on Wayward Son - Kansas Riff
Best Guitar Riffs Instructive {Difficulty: 2 of 4}


This 1976 hit is 96th on VH1īs Greatest Hard Rock Songs. It has been covered by numerous artists ranging from Yngwie Malmsteen to several christian rock bands. Itīs even in Guitar Hero II and Rock Band 2.

See Lyrics for Carry on Wayward Son - Kansas
Kansas Official Website

Carry on my Wayward Son Tabs and Video



Limelight - Rush Riff and Chords
Cool Guitar Riffs Tutorial {Difficulty: 3 of 4}


Limelight Tabs and Video Rush



Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Riff and Chords
Awesome Guitar Riffs Lesson {Difficulty: 2 of 4}


Purple Haze Tabs and Video Lesson Jimi Hendrix

Use the Suggestion Form to let me know which guitar riffs videos you would like me to include in this website as following lessons. Most of the lessons in every section have come out of user's suggestions, which I choose mostly based on number the of votes. Here are the most voted bands/songs and some of the greatest guitar riffs I've come across.




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