Chris Learns Guitar – Week 2

Chris Learns Guitar

So, week two. My first objective from last week was to pick tunes I’m more familiar with. I didn’t do that, not for all of them. But ho-hum. This week was based off the lesson from Andy Guitar called “5 Easy Guitar Riffs on 1 STRING

I did, however, practise them with both a metronome and using the original tracks. This actually did reap a lot better results, so something I’ll certainly continue with. As will I continue with very simple and repeatable riffs.

The riffs themselves, were these…

Riff 1 – Misty Mountain Hop by Led Zeppelin

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Riff 2 – New York City Cops by The Strokes

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Riff 3 – Satisfaction by The Rolling stones

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Riff 4 – My Generation by The Who

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Riff 5 – The Peter Gunn Theme

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Squier Bullet vs Affinity vs Standard Stratocasters (2017)


I’m making this post for my own benefit as much as for anyone else.  I get confused over which is which in the model line up. Some brands try to make it easier – one day I WILL decode the Pacifica numbering – but with names it’s less easy. Especially when they are so close in price that a variance between shops can put a lesser model at the same price as a higher one.