The guitar riff is the DNA of rock 'n' roll, a double helix of repetitive simplicity and fiendish complexity on which its history has been built. From Chuck Berry through to the White Stripes, this documentary traces the ebb and flow of the guitar riff over the last 60 years of popular music.
The young judge Fayard is not afraid of anybody as he does his work honestly.
Riff Raff were formed as an AC/CD coverband in 1997. Right off the bat they were successful and the number of concerts increased steadily. Today Riff Raff play concerts in all of Germany and Austria, and also a few in Switzerland and France. Highlights in their carreer so far have been performances with famous bands such as Motörhead, Bonfire, Sweet, Roger Chapmann and Wolf Maahn. At some point the band realized, that reaching the next step in their carreer was not within their reach, if they decided to only remain an AC/DC coverband. Leaving D.C. says goodbye to the old school AC/DC sound and introduces a new Riff Raff, musically and visually. Of course the music they play is still Rock’n’Roll!
Welcome to the Metal Essentials - Riffs #1 lesson! When most of players hear the magic word "metal", they immedtiately think of palm muting and one direction picking (downpicking). Here's a bite of those metal essentials. Detune your 6th string to D (keep other strings in standard tuning). Touch low strings with your soft part of the right palm. Spend some time to find a sweet spot moving your palm just around 1 inch left and right across the strings. Proper palm muting should have very short sustain, a lot of percussive sound and that specific low boost, right after the hit.