Halloween Thing: A Riff so Awesome, It’s Scary

Posted by Brian Parham on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Halloween Pumpkin ScaryRiffs are the short repeated musical phrases that keep you coming back again and again to your favorite songs. From Suzie Q to Poker Face, a great riff can grab you by the tail and pull you in!

In today’s lesson, we’re going to check out an awesome riff I composed with the help of one of my advanced private students: 13-year-old Luke A.

The song is written in an AABA form, which means the first riff (the A-section) repeats twice, while the B-section introduces a entirely new and altogether different idea.

For the full lesson, click on the PDF below:

Halloween Thing

Backing Track With Guitar: 120 bpm

Backing Track Without Guitar: 120 bpm


Backing Track With Guitar: 90 bpm

Backing Track Without Guitar: 90 bpm

If you’re interested in more great lessons, check out The Ultimate Rock Guitar Dojo for Kids: White Belt Edition rated 5-stars on Amazon. “AWESOME!!!! Super useful and fun, totally reccomend this for all ages!” -Amazon customer.

Categories: Student Compositions

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