Riffing For The Weekend

Easy Riffs in the Key of D

There are some keys that just beg to be riffed on.  The key of D is especially easy because you can hold your chords and still reach all the notes of the scale.  Here are some ideas to get you started.

The Scale

You'll notice this tab doesn't start with the root note (I've labeled it on top), but any note in this scale will work.  It's easiest to reach these notes when playing your open D Em G A and Bm but don't limit yourself to that.  Below the scale I've listed some song lessons that are conducive to practicing your riffs.  If you aren't a Worship Artistry member you can sign up for a free account here. 

Practice your technique with these songs



Tempo: Up

Song Key: E

Chasing You

Artist: Bethel Music

Tasteful and aggressive lead guitar and we added some acoustic. Not your normal strum patterns.

You're going to need to work that four way independence.

Great groove in the intro and Chorus and I also taught the synth bass parts.


Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

You Are My King (Amazing Love)

Artist: Christy Nockels

Learn some riff work.

Pretty straight grooves.

Straight forward with a few nice riffs to learn if you like.

Piano freedom!

Jason Houtsma serves as Worship Pastor for Mosaic Church in Bellingham, WA, Husband to Alli, Father to Bjorn and Asher, and guitar instructor for WorshipArtistry.com

Riffing For The Weekend

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Thank you so much!

It's really great help to me...
God bless you more!

You are

very welcome :)