The riff

The riff

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:50 am

Anyone got the time to tab out the cool riff from the chorus ( bridge ? ) ?
The more I work on it the furthur I get from it .....
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Re: The riff

Postby tcsned » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:16 am

I figured it out a couple of years ago, we played it a few times and it fell off the playlist. When I get home from work, I'll see if I can remember it and tab it out.
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Re: The riff

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:56 pm

:hail:
thanks man ....
Man I scoured youtube for a vid that might have a good shot of said riff but came up empty
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Re: The riff

Postby tcsned » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:19 am

dammit! Life got in the way last night, I'll have some time tonight - my bad :D
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Re: The riff

Postby tcsned » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:19 pm

Ok, I tried dusting off the old synapses to come up with something. When I came up with a part I listened to several different recordings and got as many different ways to play the riff. I went back to the Terrapin Station recording as a starting point then added what I liked from the live versions. I was singing backup during this chorus so I found that playing in this position was easier to sing and play. I think it sounds a little edgier starting on the D to E on the 7th and 9th frets on the G string and playing in that register or the 3rd and 5th frets of the B string . . .if that makes sense.

Take this with a grain of salt, I am doing mostly from memory. If someone else out there has done a better job, I'm all ears :D

(/) Slide Up (\) Slide Down (h) Hammer On (p) Pull Off (b) Bend (r) Release (v) Vibrato

1.
E|------------------------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------------------------
G|---------------12--14--12--------------------------
D|--12-(/)-14----------------14(\)12--10--------------
A|-------------------------------------------12--10--12--
E|------------------------------------------------------

The studio version repeats #1 twice
2.
E|-------------------------------------------------
B|-------------------------------------------------
G|------------12--14--12----------14--12--14--
D|--12(/)-14--------------14--12--------------
A|------------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------------

The studio version and I think some of the live versions replace the last three notes above with sections 3 and 4, most live versions seemed to not and he just comes in on this part
3.
E|----------------------
B|----------------12--13--
G|--14--12--14----------
D|----------------------
A|----------------------
E|----------------------


4.
E|---------------------12--
B|--13--12--13--15------
G|----------------------
D|----------------------
A|----------------------
E|----------------------


I don't remember what the studio version did here other than that I didn't like it nearly as much as the bend/release thing in most of the live versions
E|-------------15-----------------------------
B|--15(b)17------17(r)15--13--------------
G|--------------------------------14--13--14--
D|----------------------------------------------
A|----------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------
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Re: The riff

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:06 am

Thanks tcsned
I will work it up tonight .....
That riff aside I guess my other bugaboo is playing the slide parts.
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Re: The riff

Postby tcsned » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:46 am

No worries, we've been thinking about resurrecting that tune it was good to revisit it. The slide part, as far as slide parts go, isn't super tough. Mostly revolves around the A major on the 14th fret of the D, G, & B strings. Dropping the G string from 14-12-14 and the B string from 14-15-14. The solo kind of plays the melody more or less. Here's kind of what I do:

With pinky slide:
E|------------------
B|--17--19--17--14--
G|------------------
D|------------------
A|------------------
E|------------------



E|------------------17--19--17--
B|--17--19--17--14--------------
G|------------------------------
D|------------------------------
A|------------------------------
E|------------------------------
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