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100 Riffs

Selected Lessons

Riff #13: Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix

Riff #73: Even Flow by Pearl Jam

Riff #97: Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day

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Songlist in order

# Song Title Artist Year Key Time Lesson
1 Mr. Sandman Chet Atkins 1953 A 0:09 LEARN IT
2 Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash 1955 E 0:16
3 Words of Love Buddy Holly 1957 A 0:21
4 Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry 1958 A 0:28
5 Rumble Link Wray 1958 E 0:34
6 Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran 1958 E 0:44
7 Pipeline The Chantays 1962 E 0:50
8 Miserlou Dick Dale 1962 E 0:57
9 Wipeout Surfaris 1963 B 1:02
10 Daytripper The Beatles 1965 E 1:05 LEARN IT
11 Can't Explain The Who 1965 B 1:12
12 Satisfaction The Rolling Stones 1965 E 1:16 LEARN IT
13 Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix 1967 E 1:23 LEARN IT
14 Black Magic Woman Santana 1968 D 1:31
15 Helter Skelter The Beatles 1968 E 1:38
16 Oh Well Fleetwood Mac 1969 E 1:49
17 Crossroads Cream 1969 A 1:54
18 Communication Breakdown Led Zeppelin 1969 E 1:57
19 Paranoid Black Sabbath 1970 E 2:03
20 Fortunate Son Creedence Clearwater Revival 1970 G 2:11
21 Funk 49 James Gang 1970 A 2:18
22 Immigrant Song Led Zeppelin 1970 F# 2:23
23 Bitch Rolling Stones 1971 A 2:27
24 Layla Derek and the Dominos 1971 Eb 2:33
25 School's Out Alice Cooper 1972 Eb 2:41
26 Smoke on the Water Deep Purple 1973 G 2:48
27 Money Pink Floyd 1973 B 2:54
28 Jessica Allman Brothers 1973 A 3:01
29 La Grange ZZ Top 1973 A 3:08
30 20th Century Boy T. Rex 1973 E 3:13
31 Scarlet Begonias Grateful Dead 1974 B 3:17
32 Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd 1974 E 3:22 LEARN IT
33 Walk This Way Aerosmith 1975 E 3:25
34 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen 1975 Eb - C 3:29
35 Stranglehold Ted Nugent 1975 A 3:36
36 Boys Are Back in Town Thin Lizzy 1976 B 3:41
37 Don't Fear the Reaper Blue Oyster Cult 1976 A 3:48 LEARN IT
38 Carry on My Wayward Son Kansas 1976 A 3:54
39 Blitzkreig Bop The Ramones 1976 A 3:59
40 Barracuda Heart 1977 E 4:05 LEARN IT
41 Runnin' with the Devil Van Halen 1978 Eb 4:12
42 Sultans of Swing Dire Straits 1978 A 4:21
43 Message in a Bottle The Police 1979 C# 4:34
44 Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) Neil Young 1979 A 4:41
45 Back in Black AC/DC 1980 E 4:50 LEARN IT
46 Crazy Train Ozzy Osbourne 1980 F# 4:55 LEARN IT
47 Spirit of Radio Rush 1980 E 5:01
48 Pride and Joy Stevie Ray Vaughan 1983 E 5:05
49 Owner of a Lonely Heart Yes 1983 A 5:13
50 Holy Diver Dio 1983 C 5:18
51 Beat It Michael Jackson 1983 E 5:23
52 Hot For Teacher Van Halen 1984 A 5:30
53 What Difference Does It Make The Smiths 1984 B 5:36
54 Glory Days Bruce Springsteen 1985 A 5:43
55 Money For Nothing Dire Straits 1985 G 5:50
56 You Give Love a Bad Name Bon Jovi 1986 C 5:58
57 The One I Love REM 1987 E 6:04
58 Where the Streets Have No Name U2 1987 D 6:11
59 Welcome to the Jungle Guns N' Roses 1987 E 6:19
60 Sweet Child 'O Mine Guns N' Roses 1987 E 6:31 LEARN IT
61 Girls, Girls, Girls Motley Crue 1987 D 6:37
62 Cult of Personality Living Colour 1988 G 6:44
63 Kickstart My Heart Motley Crue 1989 D 6:53
64 Running Down a Dream Tom Petty 1989 E 7:03
65 Pictures of Matchstick Men Camper Van Beethoven 1989 D 7:10
66 Thunderstruck AC/DC 1989 B 7:18
67 Twice as Hard Black Crowes 1990 G 7:30
68 Cliffs of Dover Eric Johnson 1990 E 7:42
69 Enter Sandman Metallica 1991 E 7:47
70 Man in the Box Alice in Chains 1991 E 7:55
71 Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana 1991 F 8:09
72 Give it Away Red Hot Chili Peppers 1991 D 8:18
73 Even Flow Pearl Jam 1991 D 8:27 LEARN IT
74 Outshined Soundgarden 1991 D 8:35
75 Killing in the Name Rage Against the Machine 1992 D 8:44
76 Sex Type Thing Stone Temple Pilots 1993 E 8:56
77 Are You Gonna Go My Way Lenny Kravitz 1993 E 9:02
78 Welcome to Paradise Green Day 1994 E 9:06
79 Possum Kingdom Toadies 1995 E 9:11
80 Say it Ain't So Weezer 1995 E 9:19
81 Zero Smashing Pumpkins 1996 E 9:25
82 Monkey Wrench Foo Fighters 1997 B 9:29
83 Sex and Candy Marcy Playground 1997 D 9:35
84 Smooth Santana 1999 A 9:41
85 Scar Tissue Red Hot Chili Peppers 1999 F 9:50
86 Short Skirt, Long Jacket Cake 2001 D 9:59
87 Turn a Square The Shins 2003 E 10:08
88 Seven Nation Army White Stripes 2003 E 10:15
89 Hysteria Muse 2003 A 10:31
90 I Believe in a Thing Called Love The Darkness 2003 F# 10:40
91 Blood and Thunder Mastodon 2004 D 10:47
92 Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet 2004 A 10:53
93 Reptilia The Strokes 2004 B 10:58
94 Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand 2004 E 11:04
95 Float On Modest Mouse 2004 F# 11:10
96 Blue Orchid White Stripes 2005 G 11:20
97 Boulevard of Broken Dreams Green Day 2005 F 11:32 LEARN IT
98 Steady As She Goes The Raconteurs 2006 Bb 11:38
99 I Got Mine Black Keys 2008 E 11:46
100 Cruel St. Vincent 2011 F# 11:59 LEARN IT


100 Bass Riffs


A Brief History of Groove on Bass and Drums

Introducing 100 Bass Riffs, the much-anticipated followup to our 2012 viral video 100 Riffs. Here, Marc Najjar and Nate Bauman (of the band Royale) play through 100 bass guitar riffs and drum beats in one continuous take. Enjoy!

100 Bass Riffs Gear Used


Sandberg Umbo HCA Crème

Verellen Meat Smoke Amp Head

Emperor 6x10 Bass Cab

DW Collectors Maple 13/16/18/26 4pc Kit Deep Purple Burst

MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe

Fulltone OCD

Aguilar Octamizer

Aguilar Filter Twin Envelope Filter

Songlist in order

# Song Title Artist Year
1 Ain’t That a Shame Fats Domino 1955
2 Haitian Fight Song Charles Mingus 1957
3 Peter Gunn Henry Mancini 1958
4 Green Onions Booker T & The MGs 1961
5 Stand By Me Ben E. King 1961
6 Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett 1965
7 California Girls Beach Boys 1965
8 My Generation The Who 1965
9 Bring Down the Birds Herbie Hancock 1966
10 Taxman The Beatles 1966
11 White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane 1967
12 Dock of the Bay Otis Redding 1967
13 Bernadette The Four Tops 1967
14 Fire Jimi Hendrix 1967
15 Sunshine of Your Love Cream 1967
16 In a Gadda Da Vida Iron Butterfly 1968
17 Jumpin’ Jack Flash Rolling Stones 1968
18 I Want You Back Jackson 5 1969
19 Ramble On Led Zeppelin 1969
20 Whipping Post Allman Brothers Band 1969
21 Moby Dick Led Zeppelin 1969
22 Little Green Bag George Baker 1969
23 25 or 6 to 4 Chicago 1970
24 N.I.B Black Sabbath 1970
25 Aqualung Jethro Tull 1971
26 Express Yourself Charles Wright 1971
27 Heart of the Sunrise Yes 1971
28 What’s Goin On Marvin Gaye 1971
29 Pusherman Curtis Mayfield 1972
30 Walk On The Wild Side Lou Reed 1972
31 Stir It Up Bob Marley 1972
32 The Joker Steve Miller 1973
33 Money Pink Floyd 1973
34 What Is Hip? Tower of Power 1973
35 Chameleon Herbie Hancock 1973
36 If You Want Me To Stay Sly & The Family Stone 1973
37 Psycho Killer The Artistic/The Talking Heads 1974/77
38 Sweet Emotion Aerosmith 1975
39 Lowrider War 1975
40 Come On, Come Over Jaco Pastorius 1976
41 Sir Duke Stevie Wonder 1978
42 The Boys Are Back In Town Thin Lizzy 1976
43 Brick House The Commodores 1977
44 Flashlight Parliament 1977
45 Neat Neat Neat The Damned 1977
46 Pow Graham Central Station 1978
47 Pump It Up Elvis Costello 1978
48 Fire On The Mountain Grateful Dead 1978
49 Ether Gang of Four 1979
50 London Calling The Clash 1979
51 Guns of Brixton The Clash 1979
52 Gangsters The Specials 1979
53 Message in a Bottle Police 1979
54 Good Times Chic 1979
55 Another Ones Bites the Dust Queen 1980
56 Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division 1980
57 Ace of Spades Motorhead 1980
58 YYZ Rush 1981
59 Thela Hun Ginjeet King Crimson 1981
60 Super Freak Rick James 1981
61 Town Called Malice The Jam 1981
62 Billie Jean Michael Jackson 1982
63 Run To The Hills Iron Maiden 1982
64 Blue Monday New Order 1983
65 Orion Metallica 1986
66 Peace Sells Megadeth 1986
67 Caught In A Mosh Anthrax 1987
68 Just Like Heaven The Cure 1987
69 Bonin’ In The Boneyard Fishbone 1988
70 Cult of Personality Living Colour 1989
71 Higher Ground Red Hot Chili Peppers 1991
72 Tommy The Cat Primus 1991
73 Give It Away Red Hot Chili Peppers 1991
74 Nub Jesus Lizard 1991
75 No More Tears Ozzy Osbourne 1991
76 Bombtrack Rage Against The Machine 1992
77 Jeremy Pearl Jam 1992
78 Come As You Are Nirvana 1992
79 Cannonball The Breeders 1993
80 Dragonaut Sleep 1993
81 The Day I Tried to Live Soundgarden 1994
82 Longview Green Day 1994
83 Only In Dreams Weezer 1994
84 Heliotropic Failure 1996
85 Virtual Insanity Jamiroquai 1996
86 Tyrone Erykah Badu (Ron Carter) 1997
87 Me and My Bass Guitar Victor Wooten 1996
88 Around The World Daft Punk 1997
89 Lacquer Head Primus 1999
90 Schism Tool 2001
91 The Test That Stumped Them All Dream Theater 2002
92 Hysteria Muse 2003
93 Turn It Out DFA 1979 2004
94 7/4 (Shoreline) Broken Social Scene 2005
95 Feel Good, Inc. Gorillaz 2005
96 Daft Punk Is Playing at My House LCD Soundsystem 2005
97 Electric Feel MGMT 2008
98 Elephant Tame Impala 2012
99 Get Lucky Daft Punk 2013
100 My God is the Sun Queens of the Stone Age 2013