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    What is it? There are so many...pick a few of your favourites.

    [YOUTUBE="erJc4dzZ3IA"]AC/DC Highway to hell[/YOUTUBE]

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    Are you talking about a riff within the song or the whole song?
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    [YOUTUBE="z60P0J3ojpI"]Sonata Arctica 8th Commandment[/YOUTUBE]

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    Peace Frog, by The Doors

    i love the riff that opens the song, and the bass line that drives the rest of the song.

    there are tons of great riffs though. i am sure i will think of some more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirsch63 View Post
    Are you talking about a riff within the song or the whole song?
    Within. Forms the base.

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    [youtube=ypWAWaigpJo]Supernaut[/youtube]

    wait... how do I do a youtube embed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by murkrow View Post

    wait... how do I do a youtube embed?
    [YOU/TUBE="erJc4dzZ3IA"]AC/DC Highway to hell[/YOU/TUBE]

    Click youtube in the menu.
    Paste the code into the pop up
    Put a title between the brackets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    Within. Forms the base.
    Here we differ. A great riff supports and does not overwhelm the song. This is not to say that a great riff does not exist outside of a composition...it certainly can, but it would not serve the the piece, the piece serves it..in which case why not just do an instrumental?

    Scotty Moore at Sun Records sets the standard. Stax records guitar work is not necessarily dominant but crucial....Steve Cropper, oh yeah. Brian May is a genius at providing just the right amount of content with dynamic phrasing. Joe Perry is equally gifted. David Gilmour's work shows exceptional sensitivity...The guitar player for the Cars compositonal acumen still impresses. Albert Collins the "Ice Man" and recently Tommy Castro...

    Look there'll always be guitar gods....but a band member who can help send a 3 minute song deep into your memory after all the other 10 minute self-indulgent solos are forgotten that's a storyteller.
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    Such a hard topic, anything we put is at best a stab in the dark. Yet...

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    Too many, waaaaay too many. Here's some;

    [youtube="k7la0SndoCI"]Hysteria - Muse[/youtube]

    [youtube="P-AYAv0IoWI"]Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses[/youtube]

    [youtube="WElvEZj0Ltw"]Welcome home (Sanitarium) - Metallica[/youtube]

    [youtube="TBOGqaiVLUs"]Walk This Way - Run DMC ft. Aerosmith[/youtube]

    [youtube="dXO3OMGKPpw"]Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana[/youtube]

    [youtube="Z7wSMlu7QxU"]Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers[/youtube]

    [youtube="Mu9xx5Ri278"]Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor[/youtube]

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