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Top 6 “Dad Rock” Guitar Riffs From the ’70s

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons / Jun 17

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Father’s Day is right around the corner and that can only mean one thing: Dad rock. Now, dad rock can mean a few different things, but ultimately, it’s the rock music that makes up your dad’s old record collection. It’s important to note that this music isn’t exclusively consumed by dads, as the genre contains some of the most iconic classic rock songs of all time. So in this lesson, Ayla (not a dad) will show you how to play six of her favorite dad rock riffs from the 1970s.

There are a ton of incredible dad rock riffs out there, but the six riffs we’ll be looking at in this video are “All Right Now” by Free, “Life In The Fast Lane” by the Eagles, “China Grove” by The Doobie Brothers, “Jet Airliner” by the Steve Miller Band, “Highway To Hell” by AC/DC, and “La Grange” by ZZ Top. 

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