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Smoke on the Water Guitar Riff


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The Smoke on the Water guitar riff is rated 3 out of 10 and is suitable for beginner guitar players who know how to play power chords

The guitar riff is the hook of the song and probably the most recognizable part.  It consists of a type of power chord (or 5th) chord that's played in different keys.

Here's the Tab:

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E--------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------
G------3----5-----------3----6----5----------3---5-
D--5---3----5------5----3----6----5------5---3---5-
A--5---------------5---------------------5---------
E--------------------------------------------------

E---------------
B---------------
G--3------------
D--3------5-----
A---------5-----
E---------------
             
The Tab
Use your index finger to bar over the two strings which you need to pluck when playing and them simply move your index finger up and down the fretboard to play the different keys.

Deep Purple plays this Riff with an overdrive effect.  To get the full spectrum of this piece you should try and do the same.

Here's what it should sound and look like:
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