This is all on the 1st(E) string



That C# in there is throwing me off. This riff is labelled as Am, but why is a C# in it?
Last edited by Derk4397 at Jul 9, 2008,
just a passing note?
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It's still Am, but there is probably a V/V -> V cadence in there where the D# is. Since a V->I cadence is strong, sometimes they do the same kind of thing, but with the fifth of V, Em, instead of the fifth of I, Am. And the fifth of V(Em) is Bm, which is B D# F, thus creating the D# in question. Trust me, it makes sense lol.
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Am I missing something? I don't see a D# If it's on the E string, D# would be 11 or 23, neither of which are in your riff.

It's C# not D#
Its called an accidental. A sharp, flat, or natural not included in the key signature.

Edit: And no technically its not a blue note, the blue note in Am is D#.

Double Edit: Theres no C# in that riff anyway
Last edited by f*ck 0ff at Jul 10, 2008,