These riffs make a big impact using only power chords. Who can forget the opening to “More Than A Feeling”? When you hear that guitar, you know exactly what song it is.
Take a close listen to these songs the next time they come on the radio and you’ll hear that all of them, with the exception of “Cocaine”, begin with only the guitar crunching out fat power chords. After playing the riff a couple of times on the guitar is when the rest of the band joins in to help create more of an impact.
Call it Rock 101.
The best part is that these riffs are relatively easy to learn, so plug in that guitar and turn it up!
“More Than A Feeling”
“Cocaine” by Eric Clapton
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana
“Rock You Like A Hurricane” by The Scorpions
“Talk Dirty To Me” by Poison