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Are You Gonna Go My Way Guitar Riff


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The Are You Gonna Go My Way guitar riff is rated 7 out of 10 and is suitable for guitar players with some experience with rapid fingerpicking and bending

The Riff consists of the hook of the song which is a catchy melody played on the lead guitar during the intro.  Here's the Tab:

Learn how to play a riff from "Are You Gonna Go My Way" by Lenny Kravitz with this free video based guitar lesson...

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e|--------------------------------------------3----|
B|--------------------------------------------3----|
G|--2-b4-b2-p0-------------2-b4-b2-p0--------------|
D|-------------2---0-2----------------2---0-2------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------0-------0--------------0----------|
The Tab
This is what it should look and sound like:
Notes
The first few notes is played by a quick bend of the G string.  Plucking the 2nd fret, you'll (1) bend the string up and (2) release again and then (3) pull off the string so that its open sound is played.  All three these steps are done in one fluid motion and can be quite tricky to nail down.  It's the only real difficult part of the riff and sounds great.

Kravitz plays the Riff with his classic overdrive sound and to get the full effects of the riff, you should do the same.
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