Guitarist Shreds Through 31 Guitar Riffs in 60 Seconds | VIDEO


Last month—exactly 31 days ago, in fact—we shared with you a video by guitarist Rob Scallon, in which he answered the question, “Does downtuning really make your riffs sound heavier?”

Scallon is back with a brand-new video in which he blasts through 31 guitar riffs in one minute. Titled “31 Songs in 1 Minute,” the video is one continuous performance in which the guitarist jams together the most distinguishing parts of some very well-known riffs.

The effect is at times seamless, with one riff blending smoothly into the next, and at other times intentionally, and joyfully, jarring, as when Scallon intersects Buckethead’s “Welcome to Bucketheadland” and “Dueling Banjos.”

The full list of featured songs is shown below the video. You’ll notice some of the usual suspects along with some decidedly offbeat choices (the theme from the TV show Seinfeld) and humorous interpretations (“every Pantera song”). Scallon even parodies on his own songwriting style (see number 27).

While you’re watching, be sure to take note of the Bias FX guitar effects on his computer screen. The virtual rig changes with each riff to approximate the original guitarist’s tone. We appreciate that kind of attention to detail—particularly at the 37-second mark.

Check out the video, and when you’re finished, be sure to explore Scallon’s other videos on YouTube. He’s a talented multi-instrumentalist and an eight-string virtuoso.

1. Iron Man - Black Sabbath
2. My Name is Mud - Primus
3. Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix
4. Beat It - Michael Jackson
5. Stabwound - Necrophagist
6. Enter Sandman - Metallica
7. The Frayed Ends Of Sanity - Metallica
8. The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
9. Back in Black - AC/DC
10. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
11. Sugar - System Of A Down
12. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
13. Welcome to Bucketheadland - Buckethead
14. Dueling Banjos
15. Johnny Be Goode - Chuck Berry
16. Raining Blood - Slayer
17. Precipitation - Les Claypool and the Holy Mackeral
18. Ars Moriendi - Mr. Bungle
19. Seinfeld Theme
20. Never Meant - American Football
21. The Spirit of Radio - Rush
22. Every Pantera song
23. Every Oceano song
24. Every Emmure song
25. Every Glass Cloud song
26. Every Psyopus song
27. Every Rob Scallon song
28. Undone (The Sweater Song) - Weezer
29. Time of Your Life - Green Day
30. Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
31. Wheezy Waiter Outro Theme