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(@drummer_megs)
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I'm trying to learn a new riff and break it down with some theory every day. Anyone have any riff suggestions?

I did "Maps" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs for day 1 and "Cold, Cold Night" by the White Stripes today

Feel free to check out my daily break downs in my insta stories (@drummer_megs). Thanks!! 🙂


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(@triciascully)
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They're not in the same genre as the Yeah Yeah Yeah's or White Stripes, but Lake Street Dive's new song "Making Do" has a short guitar solo in it that's fun to break down. I took a crack at it a month ago, there's a pretty nifty turn with the underlying chord changes that really make it interesting to dissect!


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(@drummer_megs)
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@triciascully ohh that is a tasty solo! Thanks so much for the suggestion 🙂 I'm trying to do short-ish riffs so it's little easier for me to learn in a day but hopefully in this month I'll be able to tackle it!!


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(@joanofheart)
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@triciascullyph ah I love lake street dive! Nice recommends! 


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(@drummer_megs)
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@triciascully @joanofheart I tabbed out the solo part for Lake Street Dives's Making Do, I think it's pretty accurate except for maybe the end. Hoping to do a breakdown of the riff sometime this week once I get better at playing it haha
 
e|-------------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|--7--9------7h9--7--5--4\-----|----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------12h14-12h14---|
D|-------------------------------|-------4h6--4h6p4-2--7----|-9---10--10--12--12h14------|--12h14--12\----14-------------------|
A|-------------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------------------------|
 
e|------------------------------|------------------------------|----15--14---------13--12h13--12h13--|--12h13--12\--------|
B|------------------------------|------------------------------|---------------------------------------|-----------------------|
G|------12-14------------------|--------------------------6/---|--14--------14--13----------------------|-----------------------|
D|------------14---12-10-------|--10-----12h14--12\----------|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------|
A|-------------------------12--|------12----------------------|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------|
E|------------------------------|------------------------------|----------------------------------------|------------------------|
This post was modified 5 months ago 4 times by @drummer_megs

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(@drummer_megs)
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Got around to posting the tab on Ultimate guitar for Lake Street Dive's Making Do in case any one wants to learn it:

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/lake-street-dive/making-do-tabs-3503795

Hopefully can get around to doing a riff rundown in one my practice sessions next week


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