Riff is a melodic-rhythmic snippet that is repeated again and again over the chord changes, a very simple but effective way to keep the momentum and energy flowing…

Note the simple three note structure (b3-3-5) played on each chord. Such minor 3rd-major 3rd juxtaposition is a staple of boogie, blues, and rock…

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learn more… Blues & Boogie Woogie School: Triplet Riff #2

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