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sweet mini riffs?

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by AcousticBass, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. AcousticBass


    May 28, 2005
    Hey im trying to put together a warm up/ sumthing to play type thing with tons of riffs from songs, theme songs, and stuff like that, like bass riffs guitar riffs, piano riffs, just short riffs, like smoke on the water thats a sweet riff, i was just wondering if anyone else knows some sweet mini riffs.
  2. Theme songs and stuff are great to entertain/impress people. Check out some of Stu Hamm's stuff, such as his version of the Star Trek theme or Linus & Lucy (the Peanuts theme). He does some great performances of Bach and other classical songs too if you're into that.

    Buckethead does some covers of Disney songs which are pretty interesting :bassist:
  3. placidium


    Aug 2, 2005
    Tool - The Grudge (from the Lateralus album)


    You'll have to hear it to get the feel for it (it's strange). I believe it's about 4 or 5 minutes into the song (not really sure), during a point at which it cuts to a really jammin' beat and Maynard sings "Confining, defining, and we're sinking deeper." Anyway, it's a short, sweet, and akward riff that might be perfect for what you're looking for.

    And let us hear whatever you put together as a thanks for giving you ideas.
  4. Bass2x


    Jul 25, 2005
    Whats the purpose of tuning the lo E down to D?

  5. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Mini riffs? Are those riffs small enough to play on a mandolin?
  6. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    To play a low D - That tuning is usually referred to as "drop D" (all strings tuned standard, just the 4th string is detuned 1 full step, or "dropped" to D) If you have a five string you can play that same thing in standard tuning.