Vertical Riffs Tricks 1


Think of the riffs in this lesson as a mere skeletal outline – you can really modify them in a hundred ways to make them your own and to fit whatever song you’re playing – the most important thing to take from this lesson is the notes in the two scales we’re working with: diatonic and pentatonic, and how to apply them. Once you’ve got those notes in your head, you can mix’n match to your hearts’ content!

Here’s the jam track for the lesson:

Diatonic Tab:

Pentatonic Tab:

3 Responses to “Vertical Riffs Tricks 1”

  1. Mike Baggett April 16, 2018 at 8:14 pm #

    Sounds like All Along The WatchTower. Great backing music. Can do lead to Stairway to Heaven and All Along the Watchtower to this plus more. Thanks.

    • Jonathan April 16, 2018 at 8:16 pm #

      Yeah, good ear Mike. Both songs use the VI – V – IV progression, though All Along The Watchtower is pretty much all that, and Stairway just for a portion of the song…

  2. GY April 17, 2018 at 1:38 am #

    great sound I going to try and blend it with the song Rumble by Link Wray

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