#1
Riffs involving the A5 power-chord, and using the 3rd fret on the 5th and 6th strings?
Welcome to the Jungle, Nightrain and Black Dog all use them at some point, and I'm sure there are others.
I reckon it's because they're easy to play, and sound energetic and stuff, but seriously, it's so unoriginal!


And most obvious rhythms have been taken, so it's harder for me to copy them
#2
i dunno but the fifth fret on the E string sound the same as when you play an open A

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i dunno but the fifth fret on the E string sound the same as when you play an open A

i hope i helped




serious?


Anyway, Black Dog, Nightrain & Welcome to the Jungle are all GREAT songs, regardless of how unoriginal that use of notes is.

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#4
Oh, without a doubt, they're some of my favourite songs
But I was just wondering if there was any real reason... not really much of a reason for a thread, I suppose :P
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Oh, without a doubt, they're some of my favourite songs
But I was just wondering if there was any real reason... not really much of a reason for a thread, I suppose :P


I guess it just sounds cool
I must admit to having used the same "technique" on more than one occasion. But yeah, LOADS of bands from the 70's/80's hard rock scene do it. AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie, Motley Crue have a few songs where they use it, I believe Queen do as well. So yeah, it's unoriginal but it's still cool
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#7
AC/DC do it all the time.

It just sounds good.
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Its a rock/blues rock kinda thing to do. It comes from the Pentatonic and Blues scales, it creates the sound that the band want. An Nightrain is my Fav Gnr Song


Same
Okay, question answered sort of. Feel free to delete :P

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wtf are you talking about?!


Check the main riffs of Welcome to the Jungle and Nightrain, I can't use tabs....