PLAY­ING TIPS

Guitar Techniques - - Stray Cats: Rock This Town -

[Bars 118-140] Af­ter the sec­ond gui­tar solo, we go back to the sign (it says D.S. al Coda), to play the palm muted uni­son riff again. This means head­ing back to play from bar 68, aim­ing for the coda af­ter bar 71, ef­fec­tively jump­ing for­ward again to bar 118. This is the fi­nal cho­rus and the most chal­leng­ing part is prob­a­bly get­ting the chord play­ing in bars 124-127 down as it’s pretty snappy work. No­tice how the end­ing fol­lows a clas­sic three-rep­e­ti­tions model, go­ing be­tween the D chord, the A ma­jor chord em­bel­lish­ments and the palm muted sin­gle-note riff (in uni­son with the bass) be­fore the fi­nal bars. Bar 138 has a great bluesy run on the D mi­nor pen­ta­tonic and we end the party in style on a D6/9, us­ing the vi­brato arm to first add some vi­brato and then per­form a dip, com­ing back up briefly be­fore fin­ish­ing promptly with the drums and bass on a sin­gle D note. Clas­sic!

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