Watch the Chill Riff online guitar lesson by Rich Maloof from Guitar 201: Breakthroughs

Further bending the definition of a riff, we’re looking here at variations on a doublestop figure — that is, a part played using two notes at once. The main characteristic for each chord change (it’s based on D to Bm) is a descending high note on top of a steady bottom note. Change the momentum and feel of the part by exploring new rhythms with your picking hand.