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Hip To Hip: Single-Note Riff

 

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After an a cappella intro, the guitar kicks in with a catchy single note riff. The notes of the riff come from the E mixolydian scale, which is based on the E7 chord. The main notes here are the root, fifth, major 3rd, and flat 7. Play the notes at the 7th position, sharp and clean so the notes shimmer and ring out strong.

Check out the slight bend on the major 3rd note giving the riff a bit of character.
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