Top 5 riffs to play ?

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  1. vejichan

    vejichan SS.org Regular

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    What's your favorite top 5 riffs to play?

    Mine is master of puppets by metallica, mouth of war by pantera, beautiful girls by van halen, pull me under by dream theater and lay it down by ratt.
     
  2. JustinRhoads1980

    JustinRhoads1980 Jackson Elitist

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    Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse
    South of Heaven - Slayer
    Holy Diver - Dio
    Dead Skin Mask - Slayer
    Pull me Under - Dream Theatre
     
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    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    livewire-motley crue
    backbone-gojira
    ghost walking-lamb of god
    where eagles dare-iron maiden
    river dragon has come-nevermore
     
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    Puppets and Mouth for War are staples for me. Right now I've been working on Tornado of Souls, Holy Wars, and Redneck so I've been playing those ad nauseam.
     
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    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    All of mine are Dying Fetus riffs :lol:
     
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    GatherTheArsenal SF2 > Everything

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    Riffs or Songs?

    I rarely play anything that's not mine these days since I'm in demo mode lately, but sometimes I'll warm up with some of these.

    1) Lamb of God - In Your Words (verse and chorus)
    2) Pantera - Shattered (verse and chorus)
    3) Vader - Impure (whole song)
    4) Megadeth - Blackmail the Universe (whole song)
    5) Meshuggah - Bleed (whole song)
     
  7. vejichan

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    Riffs..basically riffs that you memorized and just enjoy playing
     
  8. prlgmnr

    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    Impossible to pick just five, so I'm going to give just the top one:

    Owner of a Lonely Heart
     
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    BenjaminW SS.org Regular

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    Mr. Crowley
    Separate Ways
    Welcome Home
    Hallowed Be Thy Name
    Queen of the Reich

    These aren’t like my favorites of all time or anything, but these are a couple of riffs I enjoy playing nowadays
     
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    The906 RGART Contributor

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    Verse, chorus and that solo? nice.
     
  11. JustinRhoads1980

    JustinRhoads1980 Jackson Elitist

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    I can second Mr. Crowley the fils in that song are fucking genious
     
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    Any time I come up with a riff, I try to always put fills in to make it more interesting. I don’t do it as well as Randy, but it’s cool to spice up a riff in a sense.
     
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    The906 RGART Contributor

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    My shit is tired (to me).

    Push Push
    Morning After
    Limelight
    Orion
    Senor Limpio chorus
     
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    Overkill - Coma

    I can't think of any other ones, I mostly play my own or improvised stuff, but Coma is one I often end up playing. It's pretty awesome.
     
  15. spudmunkey

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    Mr. Brownstone (G n' R)
    Monkey Business (Skid Row)
    Selling Jesus (Skunk Anansie)


    But invariably, the first notes that tend to stumble out of my fingers, completely un/subconciously when I first flip on an amp with any amount of gain: the opening to "You Really Got Me" from Van Halen.
     
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    Master of Puppets - Metallica
    That Was Just Your Life - Metallica
    Guitars and Cadillac - Dwight Yoakam
    Speed King - Deep Purple
    Walk Away - James Gang (that's more chords than a riff, but I think it counts)
     
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    ive been learning a bunch of polyphia songs for the past few months. the ones ive gotten the most thru are deathnote, the worst, goat, goose, and saucy.
     
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    Master of Puppets
    Blinded By Fear
    Laid to Rest
    Crazy Train
    Unholy Confessions
     
  19. Dayn

    Dayn silly person

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    This will sound out of place, but 'Harder to Breathe' by Maroon 5. It's just so fun to lock into that funky groove.
     

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