Name That Riff Quiz

I like to do little quizzes every now and then. This one tests both your knowledge of riffs, intros and guitar licks and my ability to play something recognisably. So if you do rubbish you can blame me.

If riffs aren’t your bag, there are lots of different styles of quiz here. And if you like these little tab videos you can find more and see new ones on my Instagram and Twitter.

The rules for the quiz are as low tech as ever:

– Grab a pen and paper
– Display knowledge (half a point for the artist, half a point for the song).
– There might be spoilers in the comments.
– Check the answers here (no peeking).
– Return in triumph or despair and share you score in the comments. I’m also curious about what genres you’re are interest in. So let me know what you’d like to see more of and less of on the blog.

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Note: Genres are only the loosest guide and “Oldies” refers strictly to things released before I was born otherwise I’d have to admit I was old and about to die.



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  1. AlNapp April 27th, 2017 10:14 am

    !6.5 My current hip-hop knowledge and a blankness when it comes to Weezer was my downfall. But will now be grooving in the heart for the rest of the day

    Grew up as a Heavy Metaller, with forays into ska, punk, house, and indie but listen to pretty much anything nowadays, although I’m neutral/disinterested in what is now know as R&B but I’m always interested in stuff you wouldn’t expect on a uke, done on a uke.

    Currently pretending to not be nearly dead by going to see Sylvan Esso next week in Shoreditch, any chance of a HKST tab?

  2. Woodshed April 27th, 2017 6:39 pm

    AlNapp: I actually have Die Young on the list for possible tabbing. I’ll keep HKST in mind as well. Have a blast at the gig!

  3. Joe April 27th, 2017 11:21 pm


    I’m only posting this to help others feel better about their score. The ones I got I got right away. Two of them I knew instantly but just could bring the name and title up in my head. (White Strips! How did I NOT get White Stripes???)

    Good quiz!

  4. Woodshed April 28th, 2017 12:32 pm

    Joe: Thanks! I think this was a more tricky quiz than I usually do.

  5. Mark April 28th, 2017 5:13 pm

    8. I think that’s ok, but listening again I could have got up to 12 if my recall had been perfect. That’s fine. It just means there is even more to learn than I realised.

  6. Woodshed April 28th, 2017 10:14 pm

    Mark: Good going!

  7. Glenn May 2nd, 2017 3:17 am

    Okay, I don’t feel bad about 6.5 now. Definitely recognized more than I could name though. Would have shocked myself if I got a hiphop song, but no danger of that.

  8. Woodshed May 3rd, 2017 6:23 am

    Glenn: I figured the hip hop section wouldn’t be popular!

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