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Thread: Riff of Smoke on the water

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    Registered User loveguitar's Avatar
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    Cool Riff of Smoke on the water

    Famous rock song, and I guess many of the players here
    might have played it before.

    The opening power chords of
    G, Bb, C, G, Bb, C#, C, G, Bb, C, Bb, G.

    I saw a video of the live performance, and saw that Steve's hand was like always around the third fret of the guitar when he played this riff. Anyone knows how he actually play it?

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    I'd guess like this:

    G: open 3rd and 4th strings
    Bb: 3rd and 4th strings fretted at third fret
    C: 3rd and 4th strings fretted at fourth fret

    Assuming I've not made any mistakes, you can prolly figure out the rest.
    Peace

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    Hi... the C powerchord would be at the 5th, not 4th fret...
    Eric

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    Originally posted by EricV
    Hi... the C powerchord would be at the 5th, not 4th fret...
    Eric
    Good work! I just put that like that to see if anyone would catch it.
    Peace

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    I happen to have my guitar here, I was like..??????? I don't know if he's got that right??? MY GUITAR IS BROKEN I'VE BEEN PLAYING EVERYTHING WRONG!!!!


    I was a little confused

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    Thanks all!

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