big re-occuring riff

big re-occuring riff

Postby deadhead89 » Wed Jun 23, 2004 6:57 am

the riff for this song that the dead and winwood tend to use is the following

E--------------------|
B--------------------|
G--------------------|
D--------------------|
A-----------3---3---|
E--3--4--5---5---5-|
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Postby Guest » Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:16 pm

Winwood wouldn't play it the same as The Dead, because he plays it in the key of A and the Dead play it in the key of G.

The original riff in the key of A would be:
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-------------0-2-0----------------------------
--------0h3-----------------------------------
--0h3-----------------------------------------
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Postby Billbbill » Sat Aug 21, 2004 9:12 am

For the Dead in G I have it as:


e-----------------------------
b-----------------------------
g-----------------------------
d--------------3---3--5---
a-----3--4--5----5----------
e-------------------------3
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Postby strumminsix » Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:48 am

Try this for A:

-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
---------------0-------------------------------
--------0h3------------0-----------------------
--0h3--------------3---------------------------
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Postby xStonr » Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:06 pm

I play it like this...

-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-------------0---------A CHORD-----------------
--------0h3-----3------------------------------
--0h3-----------------------------------------
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Postby amyjared » Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:37 pm

I play it close to xstonr, but with a one-note variation and no hammer-ons, just heavy bends:

-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
----------------------A CHORD-----------------
--------0-3----0-3------------------------------
--0-3-----------------------------------------

I've also seen it (and vary it) as:

-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
----------------------A CHORD-----------------
--------0-3-----0-3------------------------------
--0-2-----------------------------------------
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Postby strumminsix » Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:18 pm

Okay, let's try this out:

Code: Select all
Riff          A            G        D        A
---------------------------3----------2-3-2--0--
------------------2-3-3-2--0----------3-3-3--2--
-----------------2--2-2-2--0-2-0------2-2-2--2--
----------------2-------2--0----2-0-0-----0--2--
----0h3-p0----0------------2-------3---------0--
-0h3-------h3--------------3--------------------


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Re:

Postby Mick » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:17 am

Guest wrote:Winwood wouldn't play it the same as The Dead, because he plays it in the key of A and the Dead play it in the key of G.

The original riff in the key of A would be:
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-------------0-2-0----------------------------
--------0h3-----------------------------------
--0h3-----------------------------------------


My daughter and I were playing along with a Traffic version we downloaded from iTunes last night. It is right on the C major pentatonic so "Guests" assertion here is at least not always true.

I just wanted to straighten that out 6 years later. :shock:
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