Get ready to learn another acoustic Sick Riff, as Mitch Mitchell of NYC rock trio January Jane is here to teach you a particularly fresh guitar line. "Fresh" in every sense of the word, the guitarist says he came up with the riff "a couple of minutes [before]" filming the video. He jokes: "We'll literally be learning it together."
This half-step-down riff is an excellent opportunity for you to practice your acoustic dexterity, as it'll require stretching of the fretting hand, alternate picking chops and the ability to string skip. Mitchell plays the fretboard-spanning riff using an Ovation 1712 Custom Balladeer acoustic guitar.
Sick Riffs is a Guitar World video series designed to help guitarists affected by the coronavirus. Self-isolating players around the world have each filmed a lesson where they teach you one of their own guitar riffs, up close and personal. If you dig the lesson, we encourage you to buy music and merch from the artist or stream their music.