Riffs?
 

Riffs?

    
Riffs?    00:14 on Thursday, October 04, 2007          

Jdeppfan730
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Posted by Jdeppfan730

What are riffs?


Re: Riffs?    11:14 on Thursday, October 04, 2007          

Boffcheese
(30 points)
Posted by Boffcheese

Riffs are notes repeated again and again, usually in Rock Music or Rap "Music".

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Example.

Smoke on the Water is an Iconic and Famous Riff. Play it and you will recognise it instantly.
E G A, E G B A, E G A, G E etc


Re: Riffs?    11:43 on Thursday, October 04, 2007          

Jdeppfan730
(30 points)
Posted by Jdeppfan730

Thank you!!


Re: Riffs?    05:55 on Sunday, October 07, 2007          

Scotch
(591 points)
Posted by Scotch

Actually, the term was appropriated by rock musicians and rock journalists from jazz. The term was very commonly in use during the swing era (1930's). The classical term for a repeating melodic passage is ostinato (which literally means obstinate or stubborn.)


   

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