It can be just a couple of notes, but you’re hooked. A great riff is the very essence of an “earworm.” It gets in your head and won’t leave — though (mostly) in a good way.
Admit it: you’re thinking of a handful of ’em right now.
In this next episode of their new “Breaking It Down” podcast, pro musicians John Montagna and Jeff Ganz strap on their instruments and unleash a blizzard of classic riffs upon each other — trading them, and analyzing what makes them so great. And they cover A LOT of ground, too: rock, pop, R&B, jazz, standards and even classical.
The next step is yours. Let us know your favorite riffs, as Volume Two of “Riff Pong” awaits…