#1
Hey I've always wondered what the name of that one guitar riff that's usually associated with mexico / deserts is called.

This guy plays it at :23 seconds and claims it's Mexican Hat Dance, but it's not. It may not have a name, but I was wondering what it was if it did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7joou9M2FI


I'm trying to find a rock song I recently heard that used something like that to back it, and near the end there was just a crowd shouting "da da da da heyayyyy" or something, to the rhythm of that riff...not too specific I know.


Thanks
#2
That is such an ugly guitar.
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#5
Aww that guy is so adorable with his hat and his guitar and his bed and his glasses
#7
Why the hell does he keep playing three-fret stretches with only his first two fingers?
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#8
Quote by Sy_B
Hey I've always wondered what the name of that one guitar riff that's usually associated with mexico / deserts is called.

This guy plays it at :23 seconds and claims it's Mexican Hat Dance, but it's not. It may not have a name, but I was wondering what it was if it did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7joou9M2FI


I'm trying to find a rock song I recently heard that used something like that to back it, and near the end there was just a crowd shouting "da da da da heyayyyy" or something, to the rhythm of that riff...not too specific I know.


Thanks


When I heard that riff and read the name I could totally see a couple of Mexicans dancing around a sombrero to that riff.
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Quote by unet
It's a flanger...not a phaser.

And he copyrighted a riff..aww


It's not just me, but his 'copyrighted riff' sounds...not at all mexican, or worth copyrighting...
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#10
Yeah, that's one of the simplest beginner 'riffs' around.

If you really want it, it's basically an E [or Am, I can't remember which and CBA to remmeber], played open, then moved up the fretboard to the 3rd and 5th [or whatever] frets.
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#13
If you mean the real name of the Mexican Hat Dance, it's Jarabe Tapatio. Otherwise I have no idea.
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#14
yea thats one of the most simple riffs around, and its E, F, then G not E, G and A @ simsimius

and an awesome rock song that uses this is double talkin'jive
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It's not just me, but his 'copyrighted riff' sounds...not at all mexican, or worth copyrighting...


Yeah....he's not that great.

And his "mexican solo" is like 4 seconds.
He hopes he helped people with their mexican influenced songs.
#17
I like to play it with an E major chord, then move the E shape up a half step while still leaving the other strings open, then moving it up a whole step and back down again.
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Yeah....he's not that great.

And his "mexican solo" is like 4 seconds.
He hopes he helped people with their mexican influenced songs.


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