Two riffs for the price of one!
From the intro to the Johnny Kidd and the Pirates classic "Shakin' All Over" we have a lead riff and a backing riff.
Both are quite easy to play.
Let's start with the lead riff - it's in an open E pentatonic scale. You're basically going down the scale and back up one for the last note.
This last note is on the first beat of bar two - but importantly the riff does not start on the first beat of the first bar but half a beat after - wait till you hear the first beat then straight in with the riff.
Timing is everything!
- There's a two bar count from the last note ( play that note then count 2 3 4 /1 2 3 4 /1 and straight back in )
The first note is a pull off, all the rest are plucked.
You could play this riff all with one finger or with the first and second fingers (left hand) - use what feels best to you.
I've put a separate soundfile for the rhythm riff so that
once you've mastered the lead riff you can play along to hone your timing.
The Rhythm riff is all Eighth notes (count 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &. )and just requires a bit of right hand damping.You can practice playing the lead riff over this rhythm riff
Two bars of the soundfile are tabbed out.