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The solo guitar riff from Oasis' Supersonic is also the main riff from George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord", but slowed down, and played over different chord changes.

I like this one. It's not obvious because of the different context.


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The chorus riff from You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet by Bachman Turner Overdrive is pretty obviously "borrowed" from Baba O'Riley (or possibly Bargain or Won't Get Fooled Again - all three have similar riffs) by The Who. The vocals are even stuttered like My Generation. :grin:

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heck....try finding one that's not lifted

Here's what Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple) had to say on the subject of becoming a good guitarist...

GP-What advice would you give to a person who wanted to become a good rock guitarist?

RB-I'd have a tendency to say "Get a good guitar, and get a good tutor book." Really the only way you can get good - unless you're a genius - is to copy. You'll never come up with your own gear, untill you've copied.

That's the best thing. Just steal.

here's a link to the intire Guitar Player interview


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I'm so surprised you guys never talked about Boston's "More Than a Feeling" riff and Nirvana's "Smell's Like Teen Spirit". I mean Kurt was such obvious fan of it and denied it because he was such contradiction to himself and claimed that he The Melvin's were his source of admiration...B-S!

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