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Old 08-06-2003, 03:27 PM   #1
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PRO Riff Of The Fortnight August #1

Ok sorry to Lazy fior the delay in this but meh it's summer

Ok thought we'd go for a more classic riff this week as next week we have a cool modern riff from Lazy and last time we had Gay Bar so we should alternate.

This month you get...

Iron Maiden - The Trooper

First Part e------------------------------------------------------ b------------------------------------------------------ g------------------------------------------------------ d------------------------------------------------5----- a--7--7--7p5-----5--5--5p3------3--3--3p2-----5-----5-- E-------------7--------------5-------------3----------- Second Part TTTT TTTT e-----------7------------------------------------------ b--8--7878-----8--7878--8-----------8------------------ g--------------------------9--9--7-----7--9------------ d------------------------------------------------------ a------------------------------------------------------ E------------------------------------------------------ Then finishes on e-------------- a-------------- g-----7-------- b--7--5--7--9-- a--5-----5--7-- E--------------


This is more of an intermediate riff as the tempo is quite fast and the trills can be tricky. This is classic Maiden and this style, including the harmony guitar on the first part of the intro (untabbed) is very typical of them, especcially in the early 80's when the album Piece Of Mind was released containing this track.

I apologise now for the recording it's rushed but if you haven't heard the song you get the idea...


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Old 08-06-2003, 03:49 PM   #2
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i love that riff,
nice choice
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Old 08-06-2003, 03:52 PM   #3
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Great band, great riff
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Old 08-06-2003, 11:40 PM   #4
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excellent riff indeed... i wish i could play it that fast... meh i probably could with practace but i dont feel like it (i know i suck)
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Old 08-12-2003, 01:18 PM   #5
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Awsome Riff. One of my Fav songs from Maiden. When you get the two guitars harmonizing on this song, its sounds awsome.

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Old 08-22-2003, 06:49 AM   #6
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well done
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Old 08-29-2003, 07:36 AM   #7
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lol once again I forgot about this... if anyone wants to do the next one PM me (i was gonna, but i haven't got the time right now)

... and i forgot to add a poll on it... i'm on fire!

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