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Review: 100 Guitar Riffs

JohnInKansas 05 Jul 12 - 11:40 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 06 Jul 12 - 12:01 AM
GUEST,Stim 06 Jul 12 - 12:25 AM
JohnInKansas 06 Jul 12 - 01:29 AM
Will Fly 06 Jul 12 - 04:39 AM
GUEST,Woodsie 06 Jul 12 - 11:51 AM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 06 Jul 12 - 12:02 PM
GUEST,Grishka 06 Jul 12 - 03:22 PM
GUEST,Stim 07 Jul 12 - 02:30 PM
Desert Dancer 08 Jul 12 - 11:59 AM
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Subject: Review: 100 Guitar Riffs
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 05 Jul 12 - 11:40 PM

Guitarist plays 100 famous guitar riffs in one take

A short article with an embedded video. The video runs about 12 minutes.

Riffs are (according to the text) in roughly chronological order, and songs and groups that they come from are identified in the video.

Worth a look, for guitar whangers and for those who've just listened. Lots of well known ones, and a few that I'm too old to remember.

John


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Subject: RE: Review: 100 Guitar Riffs
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 06 Jul 12 - 12:01 AM

Watched it yesterday.
Apart from his playing ability & enviable memory,
I wondered how much rehearsal time
went into choreographing FX pedal switchovers ?

I considered maybe he had an all in one digital multi-fx with all 100 changes
in sequential presets.
But then I saw a link to the actual pedal board used - and it's all individual stomp boxes.

So did he have an assistant off cam selecting all the pedal changes on cue for him ?
Or is the guy unbelievably good at multitasking ?

Whatever, I've saved the link for handy reference,
but should really learn how to grab & download Youtube videos
in case it's soon to be a casualty of the copyright gestapo ...???


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Subject: RE: Review: 100 Guitar Riffs
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 06 Jul 12 - 12:25 AM

It's quite a funny idea because if you work in a guitar store, that's what you here all day--never a whole tune, just those licks.

And yes, a remarkable feat of organization, especially the pedals, though jumping from one technique to another has got to be an amazing challenge, as well. I expect he'll be on all the talk shows soon--only thing is the 12 minute piece is too long for them--I am sure they'll persuade him to trim it down.


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Subject: RE: Review: 100 Guitar Riffs
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 06 Jul 12 - 01:29 AM

One of the nice things about videos is, of course, that you don't have to watch the whole thing if you get bored.

According to the article, what he's working on now is adding some "good ones" that he left out.

Several of the early ones are riffs that my kid tried to play 40 years ago, but the more recent ones go right past me. I guess I was a little before their time, since I don't pay much attention to the more recent rock - or rockabilly - or whatever it's called now.

John


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Subject: RE: Review: 100 Guitar Riffs
From: Will Fly
Date: 06 Jul 12 - 04:39 AM

a friend of mine sent me the link a day or two ago. Very clever. Of course, for a video called "A brief history of rock'n roll", significant stuff always gets left out - and we could disagree for ever on what should be in or out.

For my taste, he leaves out some very significant early riffs from such as:

Rock Around The Clock
Heartbreak Hotel
Summertime Blues
Shakin' All Over
etc.

Probably too young to have heard of them!


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Subject: RE: Review: 100 Guitar Riffs
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 06 Jul 12 - 11:51 AM

Summertime blues was definitely in there!


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Subject: RE: Review: 100 Guitar Riffs
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 06 Jul 12 - 12:02 PM

I'd want a permanent copy or reliable link,
because this video provides so much convenient potential ammo
for any of the frequent 'debates' perpetuated by intolerant old acoustic guitarist zealots
who blindly argue that the electric guitar is an inferior & limited expressive instrument...


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Subject: RE: Review: 100 Guitar Riffs
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 06 Jul 12 - 03:22 PM

Stunning indeed. I'll use it as an encyclopedia of techniques. This is the YouTube URL. As mentioned in the article, there are other similar clips available at YouTube to complete the collection, but this one seems most elaborate. Thanks for the discovery, John.


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Subject: RE: Review: 100 Guitar Riffs
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 02:30 PM

Yes, PFR, it's great ammo. The electric guitar was invented because all those cool licks that guys like, say, Blind Lemon Jefferson played, needed to be louder. Once it became electric, the guitar(with bass guitar, drums, and maybe a keyboard) could do pretty much anything anyone wanted to do, and put a lot of horn and sax players, clarinetists, violinists, and miscellaneous soloists out of business.

Those guys drive me nuts, so next time you engage, throw in a few licks for me;-)


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Subject: RE: Review: 100 Guitar Riffs
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 11:59 AM

The Shredder Behind '100 Guitar Licks' Speaks, on NPR.

(At the time of this posting, the audio of the interview is not yet available online, and there is no full transcript. Due in later today. I've got my radio on.)

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Review: 100 Guitar Riffs
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 04:01 PM

Can you imagine being a 13-15 year old, interested in playing guitar, walking into that store and spending 10 minutes with that guy and not walking out with a guitar?


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