Here Are My Top 10 Fav. Riffs Every Guitarist Should Know

My Top 10 Favorite Guitar Riffs.

These are in no particular order: just 10 of my favorite riffs.

  1. Beat It (Michael Jackson)

    Pretty amazing that this song features Steve Lukather (Toto) playing bass and lead guitar, and Eddie Van Halen playing the solo.

  2. Ending riff Black Dog (Led Zeppelin)

    The rhythm guitar part at 1:36 is one of my favorite Jimmy Page riffs. It’s heavy, it’s funky, it’s perfect.

  3. Dazed and Confused (Led Zeppelin)

    There is something about that chromatic line.

  4. No More Tears (Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde)

    My favorite Ozzy song. Zakk Wylde kills it in that song.

  5. Outshined (Soundgarden)

    I bought the Badmotorfinger album right when it came out, after hearing Outshined one late night on MTV. I was so crazy about the song I immediately wanted the album.

  6. Bring It On Home (Led Zeppelin)

    2 totally amazing riffs in that song. Every rock player should know how to play “Bring It On Home” note for note.

  7. Testify (Stevie Ray Vaughan)

    That fiery opening riff has always been one of my favorite SRV riffs.

  8. Walk This Way (Aerosmith, Joe Perry)

    Every riff in that song is killer.

  9. Hit It And Quit It (Funkadelic, Eddie Hazel)

    I tried to stay away from funk songs because I feel that is a bit like cheating, but hell… this song has to be in the blog because this is my all-time favorite funk song riff.

  10. Rock And Roll Hoochie Coo (Johnny Winter)

    Every riff in that song is awesome. My favorite Johnny Winter song.


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