Practise Riffs

This page is set up mainly for my own benefit to occasionally go over all the riffs I’ve be practising. Both from riff lessons and from “complete” songs.

Also, the numbering makes little sense because it’s a dump from other pages.

Riff 1 (Scorpions – Rock You Like a Hurricane)

D -999-------5-77-
A -777-55-77-3-55-
E -----33-55------

Riff 2 (Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train)

A -----4---5---4---2-------2-------
E -2-2---2---2---2---5-4-5---5-4-0-

Riff 3 (AC/DC – Thunderstruck)

e ---------------------------------
B -0-4-0-7-0-4-0-7-0-4-0-7-0-4-0-7-
G ---------------------------------

e ---------------------------------
B -0-5-8-0-0-5-8-0-0-5-8-0-0-5-8-0-
G ---------------------------------

Riff 4 (The Beatles – Day Tripper)

D ------------2-0----4----0-2
A ----------2------2----2----
E ---0--3-4------------------

Riff 5 (Boston – More Than a Feeling)

e ---------3-----2----------------------------
B ---3--------3-----3-----------3------3----3-
G ------2--------------0-----0-------0--------
D -0------------------------------------------ 
A ------------------------3-------2-----------
E ----------------------------------------3---

Riff 1 – Misty Mountain Hop by Led Zeppelin

A -------|-/7--
E -5-3-0-|-----

Riff 2 – New York City Cops by The Strokes

E -5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3\-0--3\-0--3-

Riff 3 – Satisfaction by The Rolling stones

E -7-7--7-9-10--10-10--9-9-

or

A -2-2--2-4-5--5-5--4-4-

Riff 4 – My Generation by The Who

E -3333-1111-3333-1111-3-

Riff 5 – The Peter Gunn Theme

E -00-20-3/4-5-4

Riff 1 – Iron Man by Black Sabbath

D -4-7-7/9-9---12\11--12\11--12\7--7/9--9-(9)\
A -2-5-5/7-7---10\9---10\9---10\5--5/7--7-(7)\

Riff 2 – Symphony Of Destruction by Megadeth

A -3-2--2---3-2--2-----------3-2--2--
E -1-0--0---1-0--0---1-3-1---1-0--0--

Riff 3 – Raining Blood by Slayer

D ---------8-9-8----8-7---7-6--
A -------7--------9-----8------ x3
E -0-0-0-----------------------

Riff 4 – Breaking The Law by Judas Priest

A --0-2-3--0-2-3--0-2-3------0-----0---3-2-
E -----------------------1-3---1-3---3-----

Riff 5 – For Whom The Bell Tolls by Metallica

G ----------------------------3-----
D -------5--------7--------5--3--4--
A -------5--------7--------5--1--4--
E -0-0-0-3--0-0-0-5--0-0-0-3-----2--

G ----------------------------3-----
D -------5--------7--------5--3--4-3-2-2\
A -------5--------7--------5--1--4-3-2-2\
E -0-0-0-3--0-0-0-5--0-0-0-3-----2-1-0-0\

Smoke On The Water

E -0-3-5--0-3-6-5--0-3-5--3-0-

7 Nation Army

A -----3---------
E -5-5---5-3-1-0-

TNT – AC/DC

D --------2---2----
A -2-|----0---0----
E -0-|--3---3---3--

D -2-----------------------------
A -0----2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
E ----3-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-  

Bullet in the Head

D -----2----4---2---
A -2---0----2---0-2-
E -0-3--------3---0-

I love Rock & Roll

G -----x-------x----2-2--x---4-4-x-----
D -2-2-x---2-2-x----2-2--x---4-4-x-----
A -2-2-x---2-2-x----0-0--x---2-2-x-----
E -0-0-x---0-0-x3--------x-------x3----

Iron Man

D -4---7--7/9-9--12\11-12\11-12\11--7-7/9-9-
A -2---5--5/7-7--10\9--10\9--10\9---5-5/7-7

Bombtrack

G ----------------------------------6-5-4
D ------4----------4-2------4-------6-5-4
A ----------------------------------4-3-2-
E -0-2----0-2-0-2-------0-2---0-2-0-------

Albert King – Born Under A Bad Sign

D -----------------2------------------------
A ---4-------2--4----4---------2----------------
E ------2--4------------2---4------0------------

Pumped up kicks

G |------------------5-8--8-8-5------------------|
D |---------5-6--6-8------------8--8-8-5---------|  
A |--8--8-8------------------------------8-------|
E |----------------------------------------------|

Come as you are

A ---------0---0---------2---2---------------------
E -0-0-1-2---2---2-2-1-0---0------------------------

Lick #1

G ------5-7/8\7-5-------5-7-5-
D --5-7------------5-7--------

G ------5-7/8\7-5-------------
D --5-7--------------5--7-----

Lick #2

e -----5-7b--------5-7b7b7b7b7b-5---
B -5-7--------5-7-----------------7-

Lick #3

G -0-2h-0----------------0-
D ---------0-2h-0-----0--0-
A ----------------1/2----2-
E -----------------------3-

Molly’s Lips

I normally put tabs in here, it's just strumming away at G then C. I'm sure you can work it out from there!
1) Intro x 4
D|---------------|   
A|------0--1-0---| 
E|-0--3--------3-| 

2) Chorus (Guitar)
   A  F# E D 

2) Chorus (Bass)
G|--------------|---------------|--------------|------------------| 
D|--------------|---------------|--------------|----------4--5p4--| 
A|--------------|---------------|-7--7--7-7-7--|-5--5-5--5--5-----| 
E|-5--5--5-5-5--|-2--2--2-2-2p0-|--------------|------------------| 
 
3) Repeat intro x2 
4) First Verse                                         (2nd time) 
D|----------------2--4-----4\3\2--------------2\1\0---|-2---2-----| 
A|-0---------4----------------------------------------|-0-2-0-2~--| 
E|----------------------------------------------------|-----------|  
   (palm mute extra notes)                   (2nd time) 
D|-------------2-44-4-4-4-4-4-44\3\2-2-2-2-2-2-22\1\0-|-2---2-----| 
A|-0-0-0-0-0-4----------------------------------------|-0-2-0-2~--| 
E|----------------------------------------------------|-----------| 
 
(5) Chorus 
(6) Verse 
(7) Chorus 
(8) Bridge 
   A  C  D  F, A  C  D  F E F E F E F E 
(9) Solo backing 
G|---------------|    G|------2--3-2---| 
D|---------------|    D|-2--5--------5-| 
A|------0--1-0---|    A|---------------| 
E|-0--3--------3-|    E|---------------| 
       x4                     x4
(7) Chorus 
(8) Bridge 
(9) First part of solo x2, then second part x1, then A5 power chord

Not that it’s any of your business.