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 #11715  by b weird
 Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:18 pm
Hey does anyone know the Intro or any riffs? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Peace.

 #11717  by strumminsix
 Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:26 pm
Here's some help on the intro:
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Intro:  (A /  /  / | A7
e ---------------------------------------------
B --10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---8----------------
G --9--9--11------9--9--11------9----------------
D ---------------------------------------------
A ---------------------------------------------
E ---------------------------------------------  
2 things never to forget about this song:
#1 - The strumming pattern changes from verse to chorus (similar to the diff between Aiko & Man Smart)
#2 - Don't forget the key change from A to C

 #11718  by b weird
 Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:31 pm
Thanks Strummin' :lol: Also thanks for the tip on the chord pattern strum thing I didn't know that.

so

 #23521  by 1960strat
 Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:40 pm
So is this just a 1-4-5 in A? then modulate up to C?

 #23561  by BlobWeird
 Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:59 am
Yeah I play the intro the same as Bill cept for the first and second 9h11 part I also play the 10th fret (A note) on the B string. Fun song. I love when it goes hyper speed at the end.
 #23564  by 1960strat
 Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:38 am
My favorite is 5/19/77 in Atlanta, i believe it is dicks picks 29. Killer cut time version at the end, they just go nuts. I want to play this song with a band just like that, fucking out of control.
 #121765  by ebick
 Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:27 pm
I'm going to go ahead and assume that this is a serious question
In various popular music styles, riff refers to a brief, relaxed phrase repeated over changing melodies. It may serve as a refrain or melodic figure, often played by the rhythm section instruments or solo instruments that form the basis or accompaniment of a musical composition.[16] Though they are most often found in rock music, Latin, funk and jazz, classical music is also sometimes based on a simple riff, such as Ravel's Boléro. Riffs can be as simple as a tenor saxophone honking a simple, catchy rhythmic figure, or as complex as the riff-based variations in the head arrangements played by the Count Basie Orchestra.