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Riffs are repeated groups of notes played on a guitar that often define a particular song. One of Rock's best known riffs is Ritchie Blackmore's instantly recognizable opening riff to Deep Purple's 1973 hit Smoke On The Water tabbed below.

E|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|-------|
B|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|-------|
G|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|-------|
D|---5---8---10---5---|---8---11---10---|---5---8---10---8---|---5---|
A|---5---8---10---5---|---8---11---10---|---5---8---10---8---|---5---|
E|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|---3---|
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