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Old 07-09-2003, 08:47 AM   #1
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Riff Of The Month

Ok well Lazy, since you suggested getting a volunteer for analysing a riff for riff of the month I thought I might give it a go.

Feel free to edit this as much as you like or delete it if it's crap

Riff Of The Month - Gay Bar

Ok here is a very simple, but catchy riff by Electric Six. The main riff behind 'Gay Bar' is a simple riff and quite easy for beginners, while being fun to play at any level.

Tempo Approx 124bpm
Standard Tuning


Code:
E--------------------------------------------- B--------------------------------------------- G--------------------------------------------- D--0--0--3--5--3--0--------------------------- A--------------------4--3v--3--0--0--3--4--0-- E---------------------------------------------


v - Vibrato (optional) - Rapidly bend and release the note with the fretting hand.

And heres a link to my recording of the riff:

www.geocities.com/ranklesstampede/gaybar.mp3

Also, the rest of the tab can be found on this site, tabbed almost perfectly by the UG Tab Team
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Old 07-09-2003, 08:52 AM   #2
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Shoulda prob PMed me to check first, but no problems... i'll sticky it up, see how it goes!

I don't really like Electric Six, because i couldn't stand their first single... but i have to admit, tho gay bar is an irritating song it has some good riffs that work well.

Simplistic maybe, but if it catches in your head it's doing something right... making riffs is not all about technicalities at ultra-high speed, it's about making the right sound for the type of song, and this riff works well in that sense.
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Old 07-09-2003, 11:47 AM   #3
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sounds interesting

you should've put up a good or bad poll though
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sounds interesting

you should've put up a good or bad poll though


Yeah, then at the end of the year the riff with the highest amount of good votes could be riff of the year?


Just a thought...
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Yeah, then at the end of the year the riff with the highest amount of good votes could be riff of the year?


Just a thought...


Both good ideas
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Lightbulb PRO Riff of the Month: July

Excellent, i managed to add a poll... ok people now you can vote on how you rate this riff. The most votes over the year lead to pro riff of the year (cheers josh).
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Old 07-10-2003, 06:19 AM   #7
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just a though...
maybe it should be 'a riff every fortnight' coz one riff a month is sort of boring... i mean even if its a great riff, you'd get bored of it in a week, and there's only so much you can say regarding analysis, without of course going into cas-style 'this riff, based on pythogorian minor, is a typical example of the movement I-IV which is common to all modes similar to the...' sure thats great to read, but very few people on this site could write a 1000 words on a riff.

so how about it? of course it would need people on UG to get off their asses a bit more, but it would make it more interesting i think.

i could do one sometime as well
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Old 07-10-2003, 06:33 AM   #8
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how about it? of course it would need people on UG to get off their asses a bit more, but it would make it more interesting i think.

i could do one sometime as well


Well i'm cool with that... but i kinda doubt we'll get that many volunteers. If enough ppl PM me wanting to do one, i'll make it fortnightly


EDIT: made fortnightly... Rankles and Streamline have some riffs they'd like to do, so PM me with them next week And everyone else feel free to suggest some.
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Old 07-17-2003, 09:52 PM   #9
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hehe thats a cool riff we tabbed it out on the tab team
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Old 07-18-2003, 07:53 AM   #10
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Since we started about a 3rd of the way through the month, i'll leave this up till the end of the month.

So if anyone wants to do one for the beginning of next month, PM me.
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Old 07-18-2003, 11:38 PM   #11
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I dont see how thats a good riff for beginners it's quite swift especially if they can't alt. pick
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Old 07-19-2003, 10:49 AM   #12
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I dont see how thats a good riff for beginners it's quite swift especially if they can't alt. pick


I don't alt pick it...
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I don't alt pick it...


not saying it has to be but a beginner going down like that is unlikely lol
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Old 07-22-2003, 04:31 AM   #14
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hey, this is a great thread idea....................


the gay bar lick, yeah, i like it actually, catchy, itchy, its cool.
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Old 08-05-2003, 12:31 PM   #15
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Well that kinda lasted more than a fortnight lol... my bad

I think Rankles is knocking up another for this fortnight, but anyone who wants to give it a go just PM me

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