Dedicated to Women Guitarists and Bassists
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Each year, millions of people start the new year resolved to attain their goals of self-care and self-improvement, but at She Shreds we do things a little differently than most.

Throughout the month of December, we challenged guitarists and bassists to set aside time each day to focus on performance, playing, and invention, and share their musical creations with other participants through our social media community.We called it #1riffaday.

The Inspiration:

The idea for #1riffaday challenge stemmed from personal writer’s block, and talking with friends about WANTING to play more but never fulfilling it.

The Challenge:

#1riffaday challenge was meant to inspire players to pick up an instrument, play for a minimum of 10 minutes each day from December 1 – December 31, and record and post a riff from that jam session.

The Goals:

Through this challenge your fingers would be exercised, your creativity would be flowing, you’d experience a decrease of “stage fright” or fear of performance, and boost your confidence in showcasing your music.

Along with accomplishing those goals in your own performance, you’d have an community of shredders through the #1riffaday hashtag to connect with, engage, with, and share inspirations. At the end of the month, you’d not only be able to look back at all the work you’ve done, and the riffs you’ve written, but also walk away with new ideas to expand on.

The Results:

Few people completed all 31 days but hundreds of people participated worldwide with over 3,000 posts—not including Instagram stories. Players ranged form seasoned players to aspiring musicians who actually picked up a guitar  for the first time on December 1st.

If you are one of the amazing people who completed all 31 days please email us at [email protected] with the subject #1riffaday WINNER to claim your price!

There were so many amazing videos throughout the challenge, which you can explore on Instagram. Below are 16 of our favorites:

1. @EVLIKESPIZZA 

2. @RIFFPRIESTESS

3. @PIGSNOUTBAND

4. @HELLOMARYLEWE

5. @X.MORGANII

6. @ASHLEYVAUGHN

7. @PATTYPERSHAYLA

8. @KATIES_IN

9. @LABOULBENIOMYCETE

Day 30 #sheshreds #1riffaday and I’m feeling this jam #swimminginsound

A post shared by Gross Gross (@laboulbeniomycete) on

10. @PENNYLANEBB

My hands are cracking and the audio quality of my phone is trash

A post shared by Penny Lane Bowers (@pennylanebb) on

11. @AJWITHJETPACKS

12. @SAVOIRFAIREMUSIC

13. @KAYCIESATTERFIELD

#sheshreds #1riffaday #day20 featuring somethings that @adam.mcphail taught me ?

A post shared by Kaycie Satterfield (@kayciesatterfield) on

14. @UMEMUSIC

15.@MECHRISTINARILEY

Day 4/31 of the #SheShreds #1RiffADay challenge @sheshredsmag

A post shared by Riley, Christina (@mechristinariley) on

16. @ALEVINE_93

Day 21 of #1riffaday @sheshredsmag

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