What is riff?

  • (verb): Play riffs.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on riff:

Riff Raff (album)
... Riff Raff is a 1984 album by Welsh rock musician Dave Edmunds ... Riff Raff continued Edmunds' collaboration with Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne Lynne produced six tracks on the albums, and wrote three of the songs as well. 200 album chart and spawned a top-40 single in "Slipping Away"), Riff Raff was a commercial flop ...
Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before, Vol 1. - Personnel
... and Pantomimes Moodswings and Roundabouts Anthem The Single Tracks Riff After Riff After Motherfucking Riff Coupled With The Works Singles and EPs Mondo Akimbo a-Go-Go Don't Be Happy.. ...
Cool (Leonard Bernstein Song) - Context
... In West Side Story, the song is sung by Riff before the Rumble meeting ... The Jets are itching to fight with the Sharks, but Riff tells them to wait for the rumble ... In the movie, the song is placed after the rumble where Riff dies ...
List Of Underdog Characters - Main Villains - Riff Raff
... Riff Raff is an anthropomorphic wolf gangster ... In "The Vacuum Gun," Riff Raff and his gang were among the criminals that were recruited by Simon Bar Sinister ... In the film, Riff Raff is redone as a Rottweiler who continues to pick on Shoeshine ...
... The main part of the song is a fast paced riff, a repeating pattern of notes that uses polyrhythms of high complexity ... Although the riff fits into the song's 4/4 time signature, it is sufficiently complex that, in order to follow the music, most listeners will need to memorize the riff and perceive the timing by the pattern ... The riff is performed by all members of the group, playing the melody in unison, except for the violin played by Ric Sanders holding one high note ...

More definitions of "riff":

  • (noun): A Berber living in northern Morocco.
    Synonyms: Riffian
  • (noun): A jazz ostinato; usually provides a background for a solo improvisation.