Guitar Riffs Intro to Boost Your Self-Esteem

sometimes it’s hard to get some confidence in our playing. there are others with better licks, arpeggios, or even their own awesome songs those make us feel “not that good”. When you pick a guitar on your friend’s house or stages then begin playing it, you feel nervous. yes, it happens to me too many times. We all need some sparks to get the heat started. One way I do for most of the time is, doing some cool guitar riffs i like to get a grip into the situation (we could say it when we do check-sounds). Surely with early preparation. So i made a list, short one, of five guitar riffs to bring myself into confidence.

Enter-Sandman-Metallicafirst on my list, well of course, the intro of “enter sandmanmetallica. It’s very popular intro, even some people would say it’s a cliche, i wouldn’t say that. The first clean riff section will make sure your clean tone is set. the next section presents our overdrive and distortion sounds whether it’s ready or not, so you can do some adjustments onstage. the important thing is, this guitar riffs is so hot so by doing it you can feel the hype and forget your nervous.


cant stop rhcpthe second, “can’t stop” – RHCP‘s intro. hot sweet punches to the strings with funky rhythm tempo wake your both right and left hands instantly without making them shaky. a slight overdrive and bright light bridge pickups’ sound will drive you fast into the confidence. Red Hot Chili Peppers makes everyone hopping their hips better than any hip-hop.



humans-being-van-halenthird intro is “Humans Being” – Van Halen. I like this because it’s van halen and it’s the easy one. I’m not doing “eruption” to impress anyone, i know that doesn’t work for boosting self-esteem. actually i chose this intro because i like the reverb and modulation effects created by van halen in this intro. Somehow by doing this on checksound, i will know how my modulation effects setup works on different stages. the point is, if our preparation is set and the output sounds just like we want to, there will be no more reason of getting lack of confidence.



this-aint-a-love-song-bon-jovithe fourth is “this ain’t a love song” intro by bon jovi. a fine touch by richie sambora’s taste. Sometimes all i need is one clean tone sound and all will be set and ready. i use this many times, especially when i get my analog pedals on stage. a rich clean tone will be overdriven nicely and stay clear in distortion. at least that’s what i think and it goes smoothly in most of my performances.


the last Guitar Riffs is important

the last one, our own songs’ intro! surely as guitarist we have our own riffs or licks and i like to play my own riffs on stage, just to get myself comfortable while I’m checking my own sound style exactly. this one is the most important. making our own licks and riffs is the great and fun part of guitar learning. because, YOU WILL NEVER GO WRONG about it. It’s the reflection of our hard works. so be proud and get more confident about our own playing.

surely we can do some riffs created by famous instrumental guitarists, or some hyper crazy licks exercises. it’s all up to you. now I’ve shared my list. Where’s yours?

actually we can exchange our guitar riffs list and get better in our guitar playing, right?

two men exchanging 1 coin, both of them get 1 coin
two men exchanging 1 list of 5 guitar riffs intro, both of them have 10 guitar riffs intro

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Guitar Deals Hunting

At the end of the year, this will be the best time for you to buy a new guitar, add some pedals to your rig, and maybe some bad ass dog-barking amps to guard your back on stages. The online guitar shops offer great Cyber Monday deals and you know what? The black Friday deals starts now. It’s time for your to get your saving and make the best guitar deals. Here tips for you to get the best of it. (if you are new to guitar stuff and want to get the best deal for your first guitar, go here)

first, list your guitar needs in priority and make them in hierarchy. This is very important considering there will be a lot of deals-off and discounts those distracts you in completing your needs. Make your list clean and minimal. I’d prefer to divide my list into primary and secondary, for example here are my lists:

primary needs:
– A 1×12 cabinet + head > brand: Ibanez TSA15H Tube Screamer 15W Tube Guitar ampĀ  + TSA 112 Cabinet
– Pickups > brand: Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates
– Guitar strings > brand: elixir

Ibanez TSA15H Tube Screamer 15W Tube Guitar amp  + TSA 112 Cabinet
Ibanez TSA15H + TSA 112 C
Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates
Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates
Elixir - Nanoweb - Eletric Guitar Strings - Light 0.10 - 0.46
Elixir – Nanoweb – Light 0.10 – 0.46

secondary needs:
– Guitar strap
– guitar hard case for les paul guitar model
– mono-jack cable > brand: unspecified
– A NEW GUITAR. (it’s a heartbreaking to put this on secondary list, but I guess everyone is understand)
– A NEW PEDAL. (here comes the second regret)

PRS SE guitars
ibanez ts9 pedal
ibanez ts9 tube screamer overdrive pedal

Well, I shouldn’t add more stuff here, because I know I can’t get them all in this end of year’s deals. But,… Brand names will help us to make standards for product quality. It is necessary for you if you just can’t find them on this End of year’s sale while you need them at most. Try to get other products with similar capability with good endurance.

Then i stick to my list while go to the second step, and that’s,

finding available coupon codes on online guitar shop sites. If you get a good deals with coupons for your first list, this will help you a lot in fulfilling your secondary list.

the third step is hard. go online and get price comparisons. Here you will need your lists to be printed and stick them on your face. You will meet many guitar deal-offs those will distract you out from your lists. you don’t wanna end up buying stuff you don’t actually need for now,right? save your budget by keep sticking on the lists. ( here’s the idea about this. “product knowledge is very important for guitar learning process”. you need to know every detail about the sound you want, and the quality of products which you learned will help you a lot about that)

well, it’s easier to say than to be done, but i hope this article helps you. happy black Friday and Cyber Monday guitar deals hunting.