CD TRACK 26
[Intro: Bars 1- 6] The first two bars feature this quirky opening lead line. This part is all about the feel, so don’t be too concerned about muting the open strings, just dig in and give it some! The main riff idea is played in bar 3 and this is repeated with various slight differences through the verses. Check out the strumming directions, as nailing this aspect will help to get and keep the groove. The backing has a hi-hat hitting on the downbeats to keep time through the first four bars. The drums enter at bar 5 and we’re off. [Verse 1: Bars 7-10] The verse riff is essentially the same throughout. The key components are the semiquaver strumming rhythm and the use of muted strokes. The muted strokes are notated with an X and are played by holding the fretting hand lightly on the strings so as to stop them vibrating when played. Finger vibrato is added to the D chord in bars 8 and 10 and this is played by shaking the first finger, 7th fret barre and down. This track is all about feel, so keep the reins on those horses and hold back!