This Micro Lesson works through a picked and plucked Guitar-Pop Rhythm Riff pattern in the key of, "G Major."
This riff uses a lot of open strings between 5th through 2nd and applies a good deal of, "G Major Scale," tones along the second guitar string.
In measure one, the riff begins from chords based off of the Root of, "G," and an extended chord of, "G Maj.7." The melodic idea (centered within the riff) brings out the first part of its phrase in measure two where the 2nd string produces the highlights around this idea.
Measure three is more complex in how the melody comes to life. An eighth-note phrase covers interesting sounds centered around the very cool effect of the, "Dadd4," chord.
The turnaround idea in measure four is simple but effective in its use of an, "E Minor," arpeggio into a second inversion of the "D Major" chord (D/A). Overall, this riff is fairly straight-forward to perform and can be developed smoothly in a relatively short period of time.
Memorize the sections and commit the different parts of this riff along-side a metronome pulse as soon as possible. Enjoy!
Micro Lesson 205: "G Major" Guitar-Pop Rhythm Riff