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Pretty Woman Guitar Riff


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The Pretty Woman guitar riff is rated 4 out of 10 and is suitable for new guitar players who are comfortable with tabs and riff picking.

The Riff consists of the hook of the song played during the intro and other times in the song.  It's a catchy, repetitive melody that's played on the first three strings of the guitar.  Here's the tab:

Learn how to play a riff from "Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison, with this free video based guitar lesson...

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D|------------0------------------0------------------0--4-2-0
A|---------2------------------2------------------2----------
E|--0-0-4-------------0-0-4---------------0-0-4-------------

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D|-----------0-4-2-0--------------0-4-2-0--
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The Tab
Really nothing fancy here since the picking is straightforward.  Biggest trick might be to get your timing right.  Between the different parts of the riff there's about a 4 sec wait, listen to my video or the original by Roy Orbison to get it right.

In the original, Roy's guitarist uses a mild distorted effect when playing the riff and you can do the same, though the riff sounds great whatever way you play it.
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