Guitar for Kids: Learn a Riff So Awesome It’s Terrifying!

Posted by Rock Dojo on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Kids with a guitar

In this lesson,15-year old Luke is going to teach you the infamous guitar riff from Halloween Thing.

What’s a Riff Anyways?

Riffs are the short musical phrases that keep you coming back again and again to your favorite songs. From Suzie Q to Seven Nation Army, a great riff can grab you by the tail and pull you all in!

The E-Natural Minor Scale

The E-natural minor scale is commonly used in blues, rock, and heavy metal music—just think of the White Stripes hit song Seven Nation Army. Before you learn to play Luke’s infamous riff, you’ll need to spend a few minutes getting comfortable with the E-natural minor scale in open position.

The E-Natural Minor Scale in Open Position

Halloween Thing’s Song Form

Halloween Thing is written in AABA form, which means the first riff (or the A-section) repeats twice, while the B-section introduces an entirely new musical idea altogether before concluding with a final run through the A-section.


For more great riffs, licks, and musical concepts, order Guitar for Kids: Rock Dojo The Complete Belt System today!

Buy Guitar for Kids: Rock Dojo The Complete Belt System Now

Categories: Guitar Practice, Rock

Responses are currently closed.