Practice Riff 1

Rhythm & Style Chapter 1 Practice Riff 1

Em Jam:

Em Jam with practice riff:

This is an example of a rhythm & style pattern that combines a hammer-on with the “down, up, down” picking pattern we practiced in Chapter 1. Pay close attention to the picking direction of each note! You can see that the picking pattern is the same, no matter where we play the riff:

These practice riffs use the pentatonic scale starting on the A string. In this case we are in the key of E minor: