PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST BEFORE VOTING!
*** UPDATE ***
Inkvayvanhailstone sent me an updated riff three days ago (before the deadline), but it hit my spam folder, so I missed it. I've updated the riff. If anyone who voted when the old riff was up and feels their vote would have changed, please PM me and let me know so I can make a manual change.
You are voting for your favorite riff in Round 3 of the January 2010 Riff-Off. More information about the Riff-Off can be found here. In this round, there are two head-to-head battles. Be sure to check out and vote for your favorite riff in the other Round 3 battle, also found in the Tips and Clips room. To view the bracket for this month's Riff-Off, go here.
Because not all contestants have access to the same quality of recording equipment, your voting decision should be based first on the actual composition, second on the player's execution of the riff. Try to look past recording quality. Some questions you may want to ask yourself while considering which way to vote: What is the emotional impact of the riff? How original is the riff? Does the riff inspire me? Would I want to hear a whole song built off this riff?
Note that each contestant has chosen a battle name for the Riff-Off; their identities have been hidden from all other contestants and the voting public, and will be revealed at the end of the Riff-Off, when a champion is crowned.
Lastly, while comments are strongly encouraged, please realize that each contestant put personal time and creative energy into his or her submission. If you have any critique to provide in this thread, give the contestants the courtesy of making it constructive. This competition is built on the premises of fun and musical growth.
Here are the links to each clip in this battle:
If you run into any technical issues or have other question regarding the Riff-Off, contact me via email (kgmessier at gmail dot com).