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 #1026  by LazyLightnin
 Sun Oct 03, 2004 11:13 pm
how about an intro scale for this tune, im doin somethin wrong :mrgreen:





-Lazy


"floating down the sound resounds around the icy waters underground"
 #1089  by Billbbill
 Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:15 pm
I play C ionian - exclusively for the intro and thru the body of the song I'll throw in some mixolydian (Bb flat 7th).
A periodic alternating C--G bass is cool in between licks.

a sample (all I have is what's in my head at the moment)

C
e---------------------------------------------------------------------
b----------------------5----5------------------------5--5----5
g--7--5-------------5--5----5--------------------5h7----5----5
d--------7--5----5-----5----5--------5--7--5------------5----5
a--------------7---------------3--7-----------7------------------3
e-------------------------3--------------------------------3

C
e--8-8-8p7-7-7-7p5-5-5-5
b------------------------8-6p5-6p5-6-5-8
g

I seldom jam with studio versions. This is what I get from live stuff. Although, again this is from me and not any show. I suppose that's my disclaimer.
Hope this helps get you started. Great tune.
Last edited by Billbbill on Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.

 #6479  by mrfender
 Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:59 am
Easy and fun ...

E ___________________________________________
B ______________________5_____5__6__8__6_____
G _5___4__5__7_____5__7_____7________________
D ___5__________5____________________________
A ___________________________________________
E ___________________________________________


E __________________________________________
B _5__6__8__6__5____6__5____________________
G _______________7_______7__5__7__5__4__7__5
D __________________________________________
A __________________________________________
E __________________________________________

 #6488  by shakedown_04092
 Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:26 am
Definitely in C Major. As long as the bass is playing that "main riff" of the song, it should sound right. If the bass wants to deviate from the "main riff", then he too should stay in C Major (aka C Ionian).

I love jamming on this song, it can go on forever just dancing around that C Major scale (although some in my band say I go on TOO long, but hey...what can you do?)