"Man that's a sick guitar riff in that Metallica song Enter Sandman"
"I saw this great improv jazz band that could really riff."
The term is also often used to describe inspiration and improvisation in other things like acting, comedy, dancing, drawing, djing/scratching etc.
a b-boy might say, "So, I was breakin with Jamil the other day and was feelin what he was doin so I started riffin off his style and adding some new flava to it. I vibed off his uprock but threw in some popping and dropped down to a wind mill...It was dope."
Scales are a way of arranging musical notes so that they a cool to listen to. Basic scales for guitar include:
2.There is also an Arabic people called Riffs.
Note: Rowers came up with this acronym
Can be both a noun (riff), referring to the antisocial underclass, or an adjective (riffy), meaning something cheap, scummy or gully gully.
- "He was the riffiest kid in school."
- "Those trainers are well riffy."
- "I'm a riffy stig."