Sunday, May 25, 2008

"Fuzzy Wuzzy Goodness" Guitar Riff

A guitar riff more than a lick today. This is a riff from a song I'm working on called "Fuzzy Wuzzy Goodness". I have been listening to a lot of Frank Zappa and wanted to come up with something fun and a bit quirky. I started by picking the craziest and fuzziest sound I could from the Line6 Pocket Pod I have and just started playing around.

The guitar riff itself is primarily based on the E Minor Pentatonic scale. What I think makes it sound cool is the sound that results from the rhythm pattern when the riff is looped. For a famous example of this think "Black Dog" by Led Zeppelin. The tab here is only a rough guide so use your ears to decipher the rhythm correctly.

Hope this brightens up your weekend and makes you smile.