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Post by ggggggggggg on Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:17 am

So yeah, post some of your favourite riffs, whether it be guitar, bass, keyboards, whatever.

I assume you all know what a riff is, but if you somehow don't, a 'riff' is basically a repeated chord progression, melody, pattern, sequence of notes etc in a song. It can be repeated just once, or for an entire song, whatever. But if you need an example, here:

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It's that guitar bit repeated over and over at the start and for the verse

BUT YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT A FUCKING RIFF IS ANYWAY

Oh, and make sure you mention the instrument and at what time the riff kicks in, too. And if it's particularly short, you should probably mention when it ends.

Bass from 0:10



Lead guitar riff from 0:39 - 0:58


Guitar at 00:17



A few others because it's too hard to pick just 3 and ah need tae shave shum spaesh.
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Bass from 0:09


Lead guitar from 1:53 - 2:15


Guitar from 0:10

That'll do fer nauw.


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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by Wayward on Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:58 am

Vocal riffing, from 7:10


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Post by ggggggggggg on Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:43 pm

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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by Furburt on Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:03 pm



The bit where the song kicks off at around 1:27 is so headbangy. Guitar.



Incredibly heavy part from 2:03 is one of my favourite parts of any song. Especially the churning bass.



Guitar and organ from 1:18 is fucking groovy.

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Post by Alkaline on Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:39 pm



Just about every riff in this song.



The riff in the beginning, and the pseudo-break riff at 0:50. Not to mention the awesome bass.

Also, Dio.



The extremely haunting melodic section at 4:06 - the "eye of the storm", if you will.

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Post by Katzenjammer on Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:57 pm

5 posts in and The Wizard hasn't been mentioned?

The riff starting at 0:41.



Also Bonobo, because i'm going to see him on friday.

The bass at the start.


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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by MilkyFresh on Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:37 pm

Hey Lemon, that first one rocked! As did Kerosene, but I knowed that already. Here they come sugar cubes.

Guitar at the start / throughout.

Same same.

Comes in at 15 seconds this time.

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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by Katzenjammer on Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:44 am



I think you can all tell what riff i'm talking about.


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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by Katzenjammer on Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:50 am

@Lemon: On the subject of Flying Lotus, if you dig them then listen to Four Tet as well. Does similar sort of shit that is, in my opinion, even better.

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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by PayJ on Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:11 am



That little piece from 1:45 - 2:12

Brilliant piece of music.

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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by ggggggggggg on Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:57 pm

katzenjammer wrote:@Lemon: On the subject of Flying Lotus, if you dig them then listen to Four Tet as well. Does similar sort of shit that is, in my opinion, even better.

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Eh, I could never get into Four Tet, just didn't do it for me. You ever hear of Prefuse 73? He's sort of similar to Fly Lo

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Oh, and the vocal sampling/chopping from 3:07


Also flute from 2:56



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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by ggggggggggg on Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:08 pm

MilkyFresh wrote:Hey Lemon, that first one rocked! As did Kerosene, but I knowed that already. Here they come sugar cubes.

Yeah man, Flying Lotus makes some damn cool tunes.

And Mclusky are fucking awesome. But you know that.



Mmmm, that guitar is goooood.

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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by MilkyFresh on Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:19 pm


Check this out man, Mclusky cover on the mandolin. Bitching solo.

I'll check out some of they Flying Lotus soon. If I were to buy an album, which?

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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by Katzenjammer on Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:30 pm

MilkyFresh wrote:I'll check out some of they Flying Lotus soon. If I were to buy an album, which?

I prefer Los Angeles, but 1983 is still a bitchin album. Haven't heard the newest one, Cosmogramma, though.


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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by MilkyFresh on Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:30 pm

Hmm. Investigating shall be done later, this here thread'll remind me.

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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by ggggggggggg on Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:03 pm

MilkyFresh wrote:
Check this out man, Mclusky cover on the mandolin. Bitching solo.

I'll check out some of they Flying Lotus soon. If I were to buy an album, which?

Haha, fantastic. I've been checking out some Future of The Left as well. I'll have to get an album when I can.

And for a Flying Lotus album I'd go with either Los Angeles or Cosmogramma to start. LA has a stronger hip hop influence whereas Cosmo is more experimental and jazzy. I can never decide which one I prefer, but for an introductory album... I'd go with Los Angeles.




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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by MilkyFresh on Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:06 pm

Don't mind a lot of hip hop, but experimental/jazzy sounds like it's more my thing. I'll check out Cosmogramma I will, get back to you on that one.

As for FOTL... Travels... and Curses! are almost exactly the same as for as quality goes, I can't pick a favourite. Curses! sounds more like Mclusky, Travels... is heavier, kind of anthemic. Actually very anthemic. Both great though.

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Post by MilkyFresh on Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:07 pm

I said anthemic without actually knowing it's exact meaning, pretty sure I used it wrong.

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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by MilkyFresh on Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:08 pm

Yeah I did.

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Post by ggggggggggg on Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:27 pm

Yeah, I've just been browsing a few tracks from each on youtube, they'z all gud. FOTL that is.

And Cosmo probably would suite you better then. The first song I posted in the OP should give you a good idea for the kind of sound the album goes for.

Some o' my favourites from it, too:
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Post by MilkyFresh on Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:39 pm

That is great stuff dude, especially liked the third one. Perfect music to put on with friends around and get high to.

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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by Alkaline on Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:20 pm



That breakdown at 2:48 is just some really dark shit. Take my word on it.

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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by Katzenjammer on Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:59 pm

Icy Lemon wrote:
katzenjammer wrote:@Lemon: On the subject of Flying Lotus, if you dig them then listen to Four Tet as well. Does similar sort of shit that is, in my opinion, even better.

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Eh, I could never get into Four Tet, just didn't do it for me. You ever hear of Prefuse 73? He's sort of similar to Fly Lo

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That Prefuse 73 stuff is good man, I like it.

You ever heard Bonobo?

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Post by Katzenjammer on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:34 pm



The keyboard throughout.

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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by ggggggggggg on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:57 pm

katzenjammer wrote:
Icy Lemon wrote:
katzenjammer wrote:@Lemon: On the subject of Flying Lotus, if you dig them then listen to Four Tet as well. Does similar sort of shit that is, in my opinion, even better.

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Eh, I could never get into Four Tet, just didn't do it for me. You ever hear of Prefuse 73? He's sort of similar to Fly Lo

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That Prefuse 73 stuff is good man, I like it.

You ever heard Bonobo?

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Bonobo, yeah. I had one of his albums a while back but I deleted it 'cause I found it boring...

Though I like that second song.

You might like Quantic, he's sorta similar to Bonobo, but more jazzy.



Not too keen on him myself, but there's one or two songs I really like, like that one.

Also, you should check out DJ Shadow's Entroducing... if you haven't already. 'Tis amazing.



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Post by Katzenjammer on Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:23 am

Yeah, I know DJ Shadow. He does some pretty good sheeit. I've heard the name Quantic before as well.

Ehh, you might like Little People.



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Post by ggggggggggg on Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:11 pm

Ooooh, I liked that first one a lot.

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Re: The Rifftionary

Post by Alkaline on Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:15 am



The riff at 3:16.

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Post by reg42 on Tue May 10, 2011 8:44 pm

Crazy Train's main riff is simple but excellent, but it's solo is the most beautiful I've ever heard. I used to almost tear up if I heard at the right time.


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Post by Alkaline on Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:43 pm



5:15 - 6:00 and 9:38 - 11:48 are just pure awesomeness.

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Post by Alkaline on Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:06 pm



At 2:48, DAT SOLO

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Post by Walnutman on Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:24 pm







I seem to have a very different taste in riffs.

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Post by Unabletothinkofname on Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:54 am


4:29 onwards. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.

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Post by Alkaline on Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:15 am



3:32 onwards. It is, to put it simply, majestic.

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Post by Alkaline on Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:02 pm



That fucking main riff.

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