10 Classic Rock Guitar Riffs That Will Make You Fall In Love With The Guitar

Time To Dust Off Your Guitar

Knowing how to play the guitar is more than just about showing off (although it does come in handy when the occasion calls for it right?), science has also proven that it has several benefits to the brain like improving concentration and memory. But playing any instrument should neither be taxing nor stressful. It’s important to enjoy the whole process of learning the riffs and creating music on the guitar.

And what better way to do that than to find songs that make you fall in love with this instrument and appreciate its beauty so much more? So we compiled these 10 classic rock guitar riffs that will help you navigate the world of guitar playing.

Whether you’re an amateur or already a seasoned player, we guarantee you’ll have fun with these tunes.

10. Chuck Berry – “Johnny B. Goode”

It’s a rock ‘n roll staple.


And the solo is a big bonus.

9. Eric Clapton – “Layla”

One of Eric Clapton’s finest pieces, learning this will give you an instant welcome in any rock circle.

And will you pass up the chance to play these two glorious solos?

8. The Who – “I Can’t Explain”

It’s pure rock ‘n roll.

7. Jimi Hendrix – “Purple Haze”

It’s the work of a guitar hero.

6. AC/DC – “Back in Black”

In case you want something a little more electrifying.

5. The Kinks – “You Really Got Me”

Something a little light and fun.

4. The Rolling Stones – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

How can we even forget this iconic riff?

3. The Beatles – “Day Tripper”

You need to learn at least one song from The Fab Four.

2. Cream – “Sunshine of your Love”

A little something from the guitar god Eric Clapton? Yes please.

1. Led Zeppelin – “Stairway to Heaven”

It’s the band’s magnum opus so you need to know how to play the entire thing.