#1
I was messing around with a riff and it sounded kind of like a riff from a song I've heard but I can't remember what it is and it's bugging me.

It's straight eigth notes and it's something like F# F# G F# A G F# D E E F E G F E C

Anyone know? Thanks

Edit: Mystery solved, it's the intro to Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones, specifically the part about 0:30 in.
Last edited by Jordan987 at Jan 14, 2009,
#2
this is the wrong forum, try riffs and recordings i guess
i won't report the thread, let's see if the mods move it. if they don't, it's gonna get closed.
sorry.
#4
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No, it seems like it might be an AC/DC song but I"m not sure. Should I just put this in the pit? It doesn't seem to fit in any other forums.
#6
Ok cool. And just to clarify, those are notes not chords. It's around 120 bpm in 4/4 with those being eigth notes.
#7
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