Play This Shape for 2 Minutes and See Why it's So Much FUN!

If you can’t make up cool guitar riffs in 2 minutes (or less) no matter how hard you try, then you need to do exactly what is shown in this video and it will happen for you much faster than you think...





The key to getting cool sounding guitar riffs is to realize that guitar riffs, (just like guitar licks), are something that can be done with persistence while playing around with a uniform shape on the guitar neck for only a matter of minutes.


While there may not be any such thing as a "riff exercise," the best thing that you can do to have the results happen much faster is to develop "riff ideas" that are based out of a small uniform neck shape. This video accomplishes that very thing - and it does so very fast!


I see so many guitarists trying to get riffs together using large "in position" scale patterns, but those large shapes all too often will not help a guitar player get the coolest riffs together. So, if you hate not being able to make up cool guitar riffs quickly and easily, then this video is going to be great for you. 







In this lesson we’re going to help you both be able to play through and memorize an excellent shape on the guitar neck that will go a very long way toward helping you develop the coolest sounding guitar riffs.


Along with that, we’ll study an easy approach you can use to expand upon that shape. And then, after all of that we’ll learn a very cool sounding guitar riff which will be based out of that shape. 


By the end of this video, you’ll have a GREAT way to create guitar riffs, along with a way to expand on it all. Plus, you’ll have a very cool riff that you can practice (as well as build upon) to invent your own ideas into the future! So, let’s get started…






Example 1). Let’s get started by learning this lesson’s pattern. It’s based out of a scale shape of (in this case), “C Minor Pentatonic.” 




I’ll like to have some fun and call this pattern the “Roof-Top” pattern, because the shape of it looks like the top of a house. 



Pro-Tip: Just realize that this is just a gimmick that I like to use to help guitar players memorize how the shape looks as it’s sitting upon the neck.


Coming up next, I’m going to break down a way to expand upon our shape, and then we’ll get into how the pattern can be used to create a really cool sounding riff. 


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Example 02). The next stage of learning about how to use this shape will be based upon expanding the pattern to allow it more lateral coverage. 


The goal will be to help you see the shape more stretched out laterally. Doing this will help to get us a little more mileage out of how it sits upon the fingerboard. 


We'll begin by placing a focus upon the upper "Bb and Eb" notes that sit on the 3rd and 2nd guitar strings.



We'll additionally locate those two notes upon our 5th and 4th guitar strings. This will help to expand upon our fingerboard range when it comes to the actual use of the notes available.

In the end, our shape will look as follows:

Now the cool thing about learning this pattern is how versatile it can be for developing guitar riffs that are really interesting in how they sound. 


The fact is that this riff is based out of the Pentatonic and the limited notes of that scale actually help to have big role in all of this. 


The Pentatonic structure goes a long way in helping us to produce; more musical, very catchy melodic sounds – all based out of the pattern. Especially, when we apply 2-note ideas, (or what guitar players will call, “Double-Stops”).





Let's get started in making riffs happen with this pattern. To do that I’ve come up with a riff that you can learn right away.


Example 03). Learn this guitar riff - it is based out of the “Roof-Top” scale pattern and contains use of the "extended tones."





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