EXAMPLE 9 status Quo style
Status Quo have taken the classic rock‘n’roll riff, turned up the volume and the tempo - and then injected it with steroids! It is harder than you think to get the ‘Quo’ riff really grooving (Rick Parfitt must have forearms of steel!) and again it’s all about combining down strokes of the pick with a driving time feel. The anticipations on the ‘and’ of beat four and the chromatic runs are classic Quo.