​I'm proud to announce my book: Unusual Guitar Scales From Around The World: Exotic Guitar Riffs And Licks. Available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.


Raif Orheim has been playing guitar for 25 years. He gives live performances, recording sessions, teaches guitar, and writes guitar instruction books. Raif became interested in unusual guitar music when his first guitar teacher introduced him to exotic international guitar scales. He lives in the Pacific Northwest


About Me

I've been playing guitar since I was 12 years old. I started out playing Heavy Metal and Hard Rock. Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden and Metallica were some of my favorite bands. As I got older I started to appreciate all kinds of music from Jazz to Classical, R&B to Hip-Hop, Blues and Reggae. I love both rhythm and lead guitar and love to learn new songs.  Along with learning new songs I like to compose songs and guitar licks using unusual or exotic scales from around the world.


I became interested in unusual guitar music, when my first guitar teacher introduced me to guitar scales from all over the world. I was hooked on the exotic sound and vibe!


Raif Orheim


25 years of playing, with many years of recording, teaching and performing.


Performing, recording, producing,  composing, teaching, loving.