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Steal This Riff #1


Here’s a track I’ve fiddled with the last few days. I’m posting this for you musicians to remix. I’m licensing it under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. That means you are free to use it as long as give me credit (attribution), don’t make money with it (noncommercial), and license any work you make under the same license (share alike). Contact me if you want to use it outside those parameters.

For your mixing pleasure, download the individual pieces (recorded at 72bpm): main guitar riff (mp3), accent guitars (mp3), bassline (mp3) and reversed cymbols (mp3). The bass and cymbols came straight out of Garage Band, so feel free to discard those and come up with something better. If you use these pieces in some way, post a link in the comments.

Bm7 – A – D
G – Bâ™­ – D
Bm – Gâ™­ – A – E
Bm – A – G – A – Gâ™­

This work by Nathan Gibbs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

2 replies on “Steal This Riff #1”

Nice idea’s in there… a common question asked of artists.. what music influences you (a dumb question.. all music does.. but I needed a sequay to the following statement that’ll sound pretentious if not prefaced with something.. and if it sounds pretentious.. it’s not meant to be..)..

It sounds like you’re infulenced by Pink Floyd, the Beatles and U2…

I’ll have to dig out my guitar .. maybe play with the thing and put it up on one of my blogs..


U2 has always been influential. I never got too into Pink Floyd, but the Beatles are heroes to anyone who likes music. Guitar influences would include the likes of Chris Cornell, Jeff Buckley, the Toadies, Radiohead, Ani DiFranco… even Alanis Morissette, Coldplay, Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, etc. The list is long. I started using recently to track and share my tastes. It’s a random assortment, but probably gives a sense of what I enjoy.

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