10 Synth Riffs That Shook the World

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These riffs all whipped me into shape as a keyboard player, and composer in the mid 80s, all in a different way.

Autor: ➤ Espen Kraft
Videolänge: 6:35

„Thriller“ by the build-up into the main hook, „The Final Countdown“ by it’s majestic synth brass sound and also build up. „Take on Me“ by it’s catchy almost arpeggio-like way of playing, along with the staccato DX synth bass, „Save a Prayer“ by utilizing the pitch bend wheel in a new way as well as the different keys the chords take throughout the song. Axel F for simplicity yet intoxicating main hook and bass, „New Song“ for the way Mr. HJ so effortlessy managed several synths at the same time, yet playing that catchy riff. „Light my Fire“ by sheer awesomeness in the outragious use of different keys and chords in that short amount of time the solo lasts. „Deep Red“ by its use of different time signatures and the way is so hypnotizing together with the visuals of the movie. Lastly „Toccata and Fugue in Dm“, pure madness and every note just adds to the madness. I’ve taken insoiration from this piece for years and many of my songs have snippets of that in it, in different ways.

Links to the songs:
Thriller: ➤ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqj…
The Final Countdown: ➤ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-N…
Jump: ➤ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwYN7…
Take on Me: ➤ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11…
Axel F: ➤ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx2gv…
Save a Prayer: ➤ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Uxc9…
New Song: ➤ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fjg7…
Light my Fire: ➤ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEXlW…
Deep Red: ➤ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IwY_…
Toccata and Fugue in Dm (the version I like the best):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fySQH…

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