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Enter Sandman Guitar Riff


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The Enter Sandman guitar riff is rated 3 out of 10.  You'll be albe to play this even if you've only recently started with the guitar, since it's dead easy.

The part of the song I'm focusing on is the 'hook' riff played by the guitar during the intro of the song.  Here's what the tab looks like:

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E|----------------------------
B|----------------------------
G|---------0------------------
D|------2-----------------2---
A|-------------1--0-----------
E|---0------------------------
The Tab
This part is repeated about 16 times before the rest of the song and instruments swing into full motion.  On the original recording, Metallica uses a clean guitar sound with some added Reverb/Chorus.  You can try and do the same.
Here's what it should sound look and sound like...
On this video, I've played the Riff slowly on a clean guitar, and then at normal speed with some added effects.
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