Create A Riff

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About this app

'Create A Riff' is an app that lets you type in a name, word, phrase, etc... (max 16 letters), then watch it play as a riff on a guitar neck and tab staff, or you can mute the guitar and play along. You can also add chords via strings or a synth, and choose from rock or progressive drums.

The app is the rock/guitar version of the app 'Play The Name'.

App concept by Ron Jarzombek
Graphics by Ron Jarzombek

Programming by Gunpreet Singh Matharoo

Ron Jarzombek -
- lead guitarist and composer of Blotted Science, Spastic Ink and WatchTower, as featured on the CDs…
‘Blotted Science – The Animation Of Entomology’,
‘Blotted Science – The Machinations Of Dementia’,
‘Spastic Ink – Ink Complete’,
‘Spastic Ink – Ink Compatible’,
‘Ron Jarzombek – Solitarily Speaking Of Theoretical Confinement’
'Ron Jarzombek - PHHHP Plus!'
‘WatchTower – Control And Resistance’,
'WatchTower - 'Math Concepts: Book One'

Digital singles...
'Frenetically Inconsistent Velocities Entwined'
'The Ink Panther'
'All Along The WatchTower'
'She Blotted Me With Science'

Other apps:
'Play The Name'
'Beyond Life And Cosmic Kinetics'
'Razor Blade Babies'
'Kill The Digital Distortion'

…having also recorded/performed live with Chris Adler (Lamb Of God), Marty Friedman (Megadeth), Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse), Jeff Loomis (Nevermore), Jens Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen), Protest The Hero, Obscura, and Gordian Knot.

- featured in Joel McIver's '100 Top Metal Guitarists' book (#32)
Updated on
Jul 5, 2020

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79 reviews
Kris Michnya
July 27, 2020
This is a fun app and very useful. Regardless of experience level it can be useful/entertaining. I haven't gotten a chance to play along with any sequences I've made but I am looking forward to doing so. Maybe adding a tempo/bpm parameters in future update would be fabulous. Thank you, Ron!
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Anton Morris
March 27, 2021
There's a tutorial online I have not watched but the reviews of this apps confusing operation are true regardless. Its based of a qwerty board embedded into the app and this has no key or legend so you see letters and will have to revert to either a self made list or one online to decode what letters add what not to the tab. Single notes only and no way to change effect which is default 90's crunch guitar with more distortion (its not subtle but it works for rock riffs) I deleted after 5mins
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Ron Jarzombek
March 28, 2021
The app just makes a tune out of whatever you type in. Pretty simple stuff. Here's the tutorial...
Bryan Nelson
November 7, 2021
Seems like itd be fun to use, but its so confusing. Have to use the virtual keyboard to create notes and there is no logical layout to how the keys are related to the notes they play.
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Create A Riff 1.0.0