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 #42289  by sack the wack
 Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:49 pm
New policy at work now and we have to listen to old shows. Good thing I make the policy. Anyway, can someone tab the intro to Werewolves, you know, the famous repeating riff. I don't have enough lifetimes to figure it out myself cause if I 'listen to the music play', I get confused. Any key works. Just wondering too, the site shows it starting with a Dmaj chord. How would you solo with that. Doesn't look like key of D? Thanx boys and girls.

 #42292  by caspersvapors
 Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:37 pm
in 78 the boys usually played it in G, and you can use G major or G blues easily

its really simple, just 3 chords

it goes G-D-C then a quick little G-C-G repeat

just quick strums on each chord

 #42310  by Billbbill
 Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:43 am
The intro goes something like this

--D----C----G

g-7-7--5-5--4-4-5-4--
d-9-7--7-5--5-5-5-5--

you can dress it up with fuller shapes and hammer on the 9 and 7 on the D and C shapes. I think I recall jg doing the G-C-G7 deal over the G at times as well.

Solo wise the easy answer is play G ionian/pentatonic.

 #42503  by sack the wack
 Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:58 pm
Or at least a bunch of hillbillies. They shouldn't ougtha throw stones and dis my boy Neil.

 #42514  by strumminsix
 Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:17 pm
Don't forget the riff goes:
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V6 V5 | IV6 IV5 | I5 I5 I6 I5

 #42518  by sack the wack
 Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:29 pm
Hey strummin, can you decode that a little. I understand the Ichord, Vchord etc, not sure on following number. Are we starting with Ichord as G? Am I going to say duh after you give me the answer?

 #42520  by strumminsix
 Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:55 pm
D6 D5 | C6 C5 | G5 G5 G6 G5

Re:

 #62685  by Mick
 Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:25 am
strumminsix wrote:D6 D5 | C6 C5 | G5 G5 G6 G5
OK, I'll admit to being clueless. What do the numbers mean? Any tab help here, or what the notes are? Sorry to be so thick-headed.
 #62686  by Tennessee Jedi
 Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:18 am
Mick wrote:
strumminsix wrote:D6 D5 | C6 C5 | G5 G5 G6 G5
OK, I'll admit to being clueless. What do the numbers mean? Any tab help here, or what the notes are? Sorry to be so thick-headed.
trying sticking your pinky out ......ala Chuck Berry rhythm ....
:D
 #62687  by Mick
 Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:23 am
Tennessee Jedi wrote:
Mick wrote:
strumminsix wrote:D6 D5 | C6 C5 | G5 G5 G6 G5
OK, I'll admit to being clueless. What do the numbers mean? Any tab help here, or what the notes are? Sorry to be so thick-headed.
trying sticking your pinky out ......ala Chuck Berry rhythm ....
:D
Huh????

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 #62691  by strumminsix
 Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:49 am
sack the wack wrote:Hey strummin, can you decode that a little. I understand the Ichord, Vchord etc, not sure on following number. Are we starting with Ichord as G? Am I going to say duh after you give me the answer?
Mick wrote:
strumminsix wrote:D6 D5 | C6 C5 | G5 G5 G6 G5
OK, I'll admit to being clueless. What do the numbers mean? Any tab help here, or what the notes are? Sorry to be so thick-headed.
Bro, seriously, gotta google some of this stuff and bone up! Surely I may sound like an ass but it will help you get to the next level.

Here it is in tab form:
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D----9-7----7-5---------------------------
A----5-5----3-3------5-5-7-5--------------
E--------------------3-3-3-3--------------