Play Easy Electric Guitar Riffs

How To : Play a simple melodic riff on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play Mixolydian mode riffs on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play Phrygian mode riffs on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play Locrian mode riffs on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play Lydian mode riffs on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play a seven string electric guitar riff

Check out this instructional electric guitar video that shows you how to play a seven string electric guitar riff. This is part 36 of Dave Weiner's Riff of the Week series titled "The DW75." This video also provides an overview of the DiMarzio D Sonic 7 String guitar and some ...more

How To : Play an atonal, chromatic riff on electric guitar

Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, that they are not so much about rote repetition as making available to the guitarist ...more

How To : Play an A minor funk riff on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play an A minor pentatonic riff on electric guitar

Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, that they are not so much about rote repetition as making available to the guitarist ...more

How To : Play a C chromatic blues riff on electric guitar

Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, that they are not so much about rote repetition as making available to the guitarist ...more

How To : Play a G minor pentatonic riff on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play "Sweet Home Alabama" on the electric guitar

This video is part 1 of the lessons of FamousRiffs that teach you how to play the basic, easy riffs of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" on electric guitar. The video starts with a clean demonstration of how to play the intro and bridge of the song. After that, the guitari ...more

How To : Play "Kiss Kuv" by Destiny on the electric guitar

Learn how to play the song "Kiss Kuv" by Destiny on the electric guitar with the help of this tutorial. This song is made up of basic chords and pretty easy riffs. Watch this how to video and you will be able to play "Kiss Kuv" in no time.

How To : Simplify complex riffs on electric guitar

Check out this instructional electric guitar video that shows you how to simplify complex riffs on the electric guitar. This is Season 3, Episode 26 of Dave Weiner's Riff of the Week series titled "Complex Riffs Made Easy." Dave Weiner is a Favored Nations recording artist, a ...more

How To : Learn exercise riffs on your electric blues guitar

Charles Sedlak shows you how to exercise your blues skills and improve your playing technique. Play along with these riffs to master your abilities. But just so you know, you might want to know how to read tabs, or you might as well forget it.

How To : Play "Sweater Song" by Weezer on electric guitar

Marty Schwartz leads you through the basic chords for Weezer's Sweater Song. If you are looking to learn how to play the electric guitar, he gives a simple, easy, effective lesson that anyone can follow. The tips are shown visually, making the lesson easy to comprehend. He goe ...more

How To : Train your ear to play the electric guitar

Check out this instructional electric guitar video that shows you how to train your ear to play the electric guitar. This is Season 3, Episode 38 of Dave Weiner's Riff of the Week series titled "An Intro To Ear Training." Dave Weiner is a Favored Nations recording artist, a G. ...more

How To : Play the modes on electric guitar

Check out this instructional electric guitar video that provides an introduction to modes. Modes are scales that are derived from a parent scale by starting and ending on different degrees of that parent scale. This is Season 3, Episode 14 of Dave Weiner's Riff of the Week ser ...more

How To : Play the "Beat It" electric guitar solo

In this video, we learn how to play the "Beat It" electric guitar solo. You will want to focus on harmonics when you are playing this so it sounds just like the original song. Start out by playing the intro to the song, paying attention to where the highs and the lows of the s ...more

How To : Play flowing arpeggios on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play rock and blues solo guitar riffs

When you're in a band it's important to sound in tune with the rest of your band and to compliment your bandmates rather than stand out too much. And while for the most part that's true, if you're the lead guitarist then there will frequently be times where you'll be spotlight ...more

How To : Play warm-up exercises on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play vibrato for blues style electric guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well, you have to learn how to play the blues first. Most popular rock songs have roots in the blues guitar style of playing. This blues guitar lesson teaches you the basics of the three styles of vibrato. Vibrato is a common problem fo ...more

How To : Play "In Bloom" by Nirvana on electric guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "In Bloom" by Nirvana on electric guitar. The first riff will be played on the top string using E, B, G, D, A, and E. Play these together on different frets with power chords to get the best sound for the song. The second riff will include t ...more

How To : Play "Dream On" by Aerosmith on electric guitar

There are few projects that are so simple, and so immediately rewarding, as learning to play a favorite song on the guitar. Not only is it a wonderful way to pass the time but, by learning to play your favorite songs and riffs, you'll be better able to articulate (and otherwis ...more

How To : Play "Breakdown" by Tom Petty on electric guitar

There are few projects that are so simple, and so immediately rewarding, as learning to play a favorite song on the guitar. Not only is it a wonderful way to pass the time but, by learning to play your favorite songs and riffs, you'll be better able to articulate (and otherwis ...more

How To : Play the "Star Spangled Banner" on electric guitar

In this video we are about to see how to play the "Star Spangled Banner" on electric guitar. This is a basic lesson to all the beginners in guitar. It starts with the E string. It travels from tabs 10-7-3 to start off with the anthem and returns back. Now to the next string be ...more

How To : Play power chords and basic riffs on the guitar

Check out this instructional guitar video and learn how to play power chords in E and A and basic riffs on the electric guitar. Follow along with this video and practice the sixth string riff, fifth and sixth string riff, third fourth fifth and sixth string riff. Watch this vi ...more

How To : Play two-bar bossa nova pattern on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play the intro to "Crazy Train" on electric guitar

Looking for a guide on how to play the introductory riff to Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" on your electric guitar? You've found it. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players (advanced ones should be able to figure out the song themselves), beginning guitarist ...more

How To : Play a 2-5-1 jazz progression on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play "18 and Life" by Skid Row on electric guitar

There are few projects that are so simple, and so immediately rewarding, as learning to play a favorite song on the guitar. Not only is it a wonderful way to pass the time but, by learning to play your favorite songs and riffs, you'll be better able to articulate (and otherwis ...more

How To : Become A Better Guitar Player

How to be a better guitarist Have you ever just wanted to pick up that old guitar that is just laying around? Or found yourself bursting with creative ideas but don't know how to express them with a guitar? I want to show you my way on becoming the best guitarist you can be, ...more

How To : Restring & Tune an Electric Guitar

Hello again, faithful readers. For today's lesson, we will be learning the correct way to restring and tune an electric guitar. I almost wasn't going to post this because it is so basic. But, as with many basic tasks, there are a lot of people who know how to do it, but can't ...more

How To : Choose & Buy a Guitar

Choose and buy a Guitar - A beginners guide to the Guitar. The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments there is, appealing to both the young and the not so young and spanning different musical genre's such as blues, pop, rock, classical and many more. So, Im gu ...more

How To : Play "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Nirvana) on guitar

In this electric guitar video lesson, brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz, will teach you how to play "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana, from the Nevermind album. As you follow along with him, he teaches you the progression of the chords used in the song, break ...more

How To : Play "Come as You Are" by Nirvana on guitar

In this electric guitar video lesson, brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz will teach you how to play "Come as You Are" by Nirvana. As you follow along with him, he teaches you the song, breaking it down slowly so that you can follow along with him. In this video y ...more

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