In this lesson, we’re going to break down the main riff from Snow (Hey Oh) by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. While it’s known for its level of difficulty what I like so much about it is the cool use of triads to create an uptempo, groovy riff.
In this lesson we’re going to look at the Time guitar solo, a classic from David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. If you just take a casual listen to it, it may not seem like much is going on. But when you look deeper into what’s being played, you see there are some really effective ways to get a lot of mileage out of a single scale.
Pentatonic scale extensions open up the door to a variety of new uses for the scale and expands your knowledge of the scale up and down the fretboard.
Chords within a given key have a function, or role they play within the key. Understanding these chord functions can help you understand why some chord progressions sound good while others sound not so good.
If you were to compile a list of the greatest riffs in rock history, it would be littered with Jimmy Page riffs. One of the greatest guitarists ever, his riffs range from edgy to funky.