100 Guitar Riffs (A Brief History Of Rock & Roll)

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in Entertainment

Alex Chadwick plays 100 famous guitar riffs in one take giving you a chronological history of rock n" roll.
There are 26 comments:
Male 289
umm,is it me,or the fingers aren`t that nimble on the riff?! he seems sluggish,somehow..i do NOT contest the skill,kuddos to him,hallelujah and all that..but still..
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Male 514
Mentioned Dios holy Diver but no Iron Maiden or Judas Priest? Come on...
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Male 148
Wish I could play half that good!
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Male 3,285
Good attempt, but i can`t shake the feeling that he`s playing too "stiffly". It gives the riffs the wrong vibe and more importantly it doesnt give off any real feeling as the riff had originally intended.
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Male 81
Dude!
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Male 2,674
As a duck-walkin`-daddy myself, I was impressed. Good job that!
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Male 40,416
44 Neil Young`s a Winnipeg boy ;-)
Pretty much EVERY tune is both familiar and good. 12 minutes well spent, thanks @fancylad!

But BOC is #1!
58 is one of my all-time favorite too...
65: Ok, don`t know this one at all!
71 another all-time fave!
79: Nope, don`t know this one either...
and after this I recognise the tunes, but few of the bands / songs (by name).

That`s all folks!
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Male 40,416
vv @korahn I think he was trying to get the "technique" right, rather than play the song. I found his playing easier to "pick out" the riff than many origional versions.

Oh yeah, I`m totally a guitar expert! Or not! lmao So it`s just MHO.

Hi @enolamron: welcome to IAB! Even if you`ve been here for ages, eh?

Favorites: But by no means are ANY of these tunes NOT terrific!
29! 32, 33, 34...
37! Blue Oyster Cult`s "Don`t Fear The Reaper" !!!
& etc...
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Male 1,104
alright! :D

i must be a child of the 1980s. beginning with #90, i`m like who the feck are these people?
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Female 102
My mind is happy. :))
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Male 1,435
A couple of them sounded a little off to me, but still at least 273 times better than I could ever hope to do.
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Male 197
,@patchouly - I would never have noticed the guitar head in that picture if you hadn`t said there was something guitar related there. It was like the shortest & smallest (what, 50x50px.?) game of Where`s Waldo game ever, and I`ve seen that picture a good number of times. ...Wait, let me make that less creepy. I`ve been a member here for probably ~a year, but I lurked for probably around 8 years before joining - just never wanted to comment, just to view links, until recently-ish. Anyway, when I read comments, I often click the avatar to see if appearance matches a guess. So, hopefully I seem a little less creepy and not moreso. So, hi guys! Long time lurker, short time member here. Hi, I`m Steve, and I`m an I-A-B addict!

Back to the link really quickly before I am out of characters, I thought it sounded relatively good, bordering on very good. I only didn`t know 2 or 3 songs, and they were the only ones I couldn`t name without looking. Good song choice, too. All aroind
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Male 197
Since we`re all faulting our guitar skills and ability to use percentages, I`ll say "As a guitarist, I`d say he got 80-90% pretty dead-on.{
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Male 133
Damn good
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Male 329
Good post fancy... it makes up for that `lightening` thing earlier.
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Male 4,745
I`m a guitarist as well (As you can see from my avatar). Spent 7 years on the road, taught for 3 years and now I run a guitar forum and also help out at Music Player Magazine`s forums. Not that any of that is relative, but I thought I`d share seeing how there are a few of us here!

Anyway, regarding the video, I thought he did a great job.
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Male 1,442
As someone who plaied guitar from 6-11 years old, I know bugger all.

This sounded nice anyway.
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Male 556
As yet another guitarist, I thought his tone throughout the video was pretty perfect. And I liked the song choices for the most part. I think there were a lot more bands he could have drawn from to represent the 2000`s, however.
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Male 676
Awesome, I loved it. To all the haters, I failed to see your video posted of you doing better. Until then.......
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Male 187
I`m another guitarist, I-A-B has a few eh? I was impressed with his dedication and it made me go and listen to a few songs I haven`t in a while which is always good. Some questionable choices in there - I don`t think many people will be talking about Franz Ferdinand (the band that is, world wars tend to stick in the memory for a while) in 20 years time
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Male 2,790
i`m not a guitar-pro that is obviously really common apparently but i thought it was neat
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Male 40
As a guitarist, I say haters will hate. Tab doesn`t teach feel. I thought this was cool.
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Male 1,215
As another guitar player, I`d say it`s closer to 60%. Some were in the wrong key, others were just bad voicings. (played in the wrong area of the neck) I was impressed that he actually knew the right way to play Smoke On the Water. Most just play the bar chords.
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Male 758
As a guitar player i say he got about 90% right.
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Male 1,252
I have to admit I`m never impressed with these `riff`videos ...it basically says I dont know theory, I just study alot of tab.
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Male 20,830
Link: 100 Guitar Riffs (A Brief History Of Rock & Roll) [Rate Link] - Alex Chadwick plays 100 famous guitar riffs in one take giving you a chronological history of rock n` roll.
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