EXAMPLE6 ROCK STYLE RIFF
Taking inspiration from rick James (and you’ll probably hear how Prince and lenny Kravitz were influenced by him here too) this distorted riff moves through a 12 bar-style progression to demonstrate a few variations. Often, a distinctive feature of these riffs is their repetition without significant change, so take these ideas on board, but don’t feel you have to be playing this busily to play this style well.
For the bluesy 1/4 tone bends (eg bar 3) bend the sixth string slightly towards the floor
For bar 5’s ascending chromatics on the sixth string, use all four fingers