The Comping Riff Series

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Table of Contents

  1. Overview of the Series
  2. Song Lessons
  3. Technique Lessons (Grouped by Technique and Difficulty)

Overview of the Series

This is a spicy one! Songs with a distinctive solo melodic riff as a counterpoint to a vocal melody. These can be tricky to master, but tend to bring a very intense energy to singing and playing which is very worth bottling!

  • Aqueous Transmission – Incubus
  • Belief – John Mayer
  • Break Even – The Script
  • Can’t Stop – RHCP
  • El Scorcho – Weezer
  • Handlebars – Flobots
  • Has Pipe – Weezer
  • It’s Been a While – Staind
  • Meet Virginia – Train
  • Never There – Cake
  • Out on the Tiles – Led Zeppelin
  • Precious Declaration – Collective Soul
  • Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
  • Satellite – Dave Matthews
  • She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
  • Short Skirt – Cake
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
  • That Time – Regina Spektor
  • The Man Who Can’t Be Moved – The Script
  • The Rove – Led Zeppelin
  • Who Did You Think I was – John Mayer
  • Sing – Ed Sheeran

Technique Lessons

Lesson on the Muting Technique with Paul Davids