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!

Comping Riff Song TitleComposer/Artist/Arranger
Aqueous TransmissionIncubus
BeliefJohn Mayer
break eventhe script
Can’t StopRHCP
EchoIncubus
el scorchoweezer
HandlebarsFlobots
hash pipeweezer
it’s been a whileStaind
Meet VirginiaTrain
never therecake
out on the tilesLed Zeppelin
Precious DeclarationCollective Soul
Runaway babyBruno Mars
SatelliteDave Matthews
She will be lovedMaroon 5
short skirtcake
sunday bloody sundayU2
that timeregina spektor
the man who can’t be movedthe script
The RoverLed Zeppelin
Who did you think I wasJohn Mayer
SingEd Sheeran

Technique Lessons

Lesson on the Muting Technique with Paul Davids