Top 10 riffs that are easy to play but sound GREAT

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  1. Mooncat84

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    Do you agree with my order? Did I miss any out?

     
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    Love em all!!!

    Great list!!
     
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    Thank you! :)
     
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    Nice!

    Satisfaction and Another Brick in the Wall have easy ones. So does Come as You Are by Nirvana.


    Those are the first 3 I learned lol. For whatever reason, it was much easier to learn that than chord progressions. So I learned that instead lol. Back on chord progressions and remembering finger positions now.
     
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    Most of these were old obvious ones but the RHCP was a good add. This is a great video for a newer player looking for ideas.
     
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    You know, I did think about adding a Nirvana riff! I was thinking Teen Spirit, but actually Come As You Are would have been perfect for this list.
     
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    Thanks! I'm hoping some newer players can use these riffs as stepping stones to some great music they might not have heard yet :)
     
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    That one was pretty difficult for a noob compared to the other 2 lol. Took me about a week before I could play it faster than about 40 bpm. I had no idea my fingers would actually do that. To say I was stoked the first time I got it right, all the way through is an understatement. I was high-fiving EVERYBODY! :lol:

    It also encouraged me to keep on going. If I can make my hands do that, I can actually learn to play! I was ecstatic! :D
     
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    Aries, right?
     
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    Many Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker songs.
    Beatles "Drive My Car".
    Guess Who "No Time" & "Albert Flasher".
    Yardbird's "Heart Full of Soul" and "Over Under Sideways Down"
     
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    Three more fun old riffs for beginners might be:

    Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
    Ticket To Ride - Beatles
    Last Train To Clarksville - Monkees
     
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