Tom Petty

Breakdown

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In music, the word “breakdown” could mean one of several things. An instrumental or percussion section or interlude during a song (the term, used in… Read More »Breakdown

“Refugee” by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

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Riff Rundown

Difficulty: Easy

“Refugee” was released in January 1980 as the second single from the Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers album Damn the Torpedoes.

Main Riff

The main riff consists of a rhythm guitar and lead guitar. The rhythm guitar riff is instantly recognizable to many.  The lead guitar is overall pretty easy, except for the 4th and last measure, which includes a quick bend and slide that may be hard to transition between.

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