Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Music Theory Teacher Desi Serna Quoted About Guitar Riffs

Rock's greatest riffs: The memorable ones grab you and pull you into a song

Brothers and sisters, would-be guitar heroes, and worshipers of rock, let us take a few moments to celebrate the glory of a great riff.

It’s the glue that makes a song stick in your brain like cotton candy on a child’s pudgy little fingers. It’s the musical flame that sears your soul. It’s what you play when you’re showing off your new guitar to your buddies.

Think “Layla,” and “Iron Man.” Think “Whole Lotta Love,” “Foxy Lady,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “Seven Nation Army,” “Pretty Woman,” “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”

The list goes on forever and we all know them when we hear them, but what are they really?


1 comment:

Jim said...

This is one of the strengths of Desi's teaching: practical application to songs we know and love. I have been able to learn tons of songs by applying Desi's teaching method. I'd say it's well worth checking out his approach!