It’s no easy task to create a new guitar riff on the spot; let alone every day for a month straight… but that’s what I forced myself to do when I accepted She Shreds Magainze‘s “One Riff a Day” challenge.
There isn’t a guitarist out there who has had more of an influence on me than Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham. His rich style of fingerpicking incorporates melodies, rhythm and chords, and smoothly blends the techniques of folk, bluegrass, and rock to create his unique sound. His style evolved over time and was inspired by musicians such as Merle Travis and the Kingston Trio; musicians from whom he emulated strumming and picking techniques. Let’s take a look at some of the elements that have defined Lindsey Buckingham’s style of playing.