Watch the Fourth Riff online guitar lesson by Gary Hoey from Blues Rock Reactor
This next riff incorporates some of the some of the things we did in the previous riff, but this will have more of a triplet feel and will sound great over a slower blues tempo. We're using some bends that you've already played and adding another bend and a 4th interval, which is extremely useful when you're playing in a pentatonic blues scale and you're trying to get more notes out of the position that you're in. I do a lot of rolling with my fingers to create a 4th interval sound, so we'll use that as well for Riff #2.
Right off the bat, you'll notice we're using some triplets, other bends, and also a 4th interval. You're going to start off similar to the Chuck Berry riff by doing the bend on the G string, then doing a pull-off on the B string from the 8th to the 5th fret. We'll add another pull-off here, going from the 8th to the 5th fret on the E string. Go back to the B string now, where we'll do another whole step bend, then grab the 5th fret with the first finger, playing both the first and second string. Again, this is a fourth interval, where we're keeping the finger planted and picking two notes without moving your finger. That's economy right there. After we do that, we play one more pull-off from the 8th fret, then another bend on the G string, and here's where another 4th comes in - you have to roll between the B string and G string on the 5th fret. Then, you end on the A. Best of luck!