Killer Octave Riff
Turn a simple 2-chord progression into something special using a modern take on a “disco-inspired” octave groove. This killer riff is also great for shedding your technique: Challenging string crossings, a varied rhythmic pattern, and a relatively quick tempo… enjoy!
I’ll go step by step to break it down for you starting with the rhythm using dead notes. Then I add the pitches – and finally octaves – as you get more comfortable with the string jumps. I’ll show you practical fingerings and lots of tips to get you grooving this riff.
- Tip #1: Stay relaxed and maintain quiet hands.
- Tip #2: “Go slow – slower – to go fast!”.
- Tips #3 and #4: …check out the video!
Download the PDF for the Killer Octave Riff here
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Bass used is a Marleaux Consat five string
2 Replies to “Killer Octave Riff! [VIDEO]”
This bassline is incredible. You are a constant inspiration. I struggle with learning bass and it’s grooves like this that encourage me to keep trying. Thank you
Awesome comment, thanks so much! Great to read! It’s fun to play and a finger twister, innit!