Been playing for a few months now...

I have learned a number of riffs, but I would like someone to suggest some great riffs for begginers. I would also love it if someone would direct me with a few songs to learn from simple and move on to a bit more difficult each time.

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I always thought it was a bit "How do we end this song?" stuck-in there. I can see Bob Geldof shaving his eyebrows off and marching in black to it, though. That reference to The Wall did make me think "oh yeah" recognition job, although no actual Floyd song sprung to mind.

I was thinking more 'in-the-style-of' rather than a direct actual Floyd track from The Wall, tbh! LOL

I may have been vaguely remembering the similar-ish bit in 'In the Flesh' at the start of the LP, just before the planes start coming over...

'..so ya, thought ya, might like to, go to the show...' *hums*

Must dig out my copy and listen to them back to back...

Actually, still on the subject of Floyd, has anyone suggested the bass line to 'Money' as a great/favourite part?

Saw a programme about Pink Floyd on a satellite channel the other week about the history of PF from formation through to Live 8, and during it Roger Waters sat with an acoustic guitar and played the riff through and tried to explain about the bluesy feel in 5/8 timing (I think) he'd used, but how they changed the tempo to a straight 4/4 for Dave to play the solo over so he didn't have to worry about the changes! LOL

Goddzi wrote:
Actually, still on the subject of Floyd, has anyone suggested the bass line to 'Money' as a great/favourite part?

Ooh, I don't know but good call, great by Pink Floyd and the Velvet Revolver cover is good too (Duff is a bit of a hero (tho his sound sucks)...feel free to flame :D )
'bout the only riff that my 'Bassballs' pedal sounds good on, apart from the obvious; NIB.

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Saw a programme about Pink Floyd on a satellite channel the other week about the history of PF from formation through to Live 8, and during it Roger Waters sat with an acoustic guitar and played the riff through and tried to explain about the bluesy feel in 5/8 timing (I think) he'd used, but how they changed the tempo to a straight 4/4 for Dave to play the solo over so he didn't have to worry about the changes

I saw that prog (there's a joke in there; "prog" - geddit? :oops: ) and it was very interesting - particularly a great player like Gilmour candidly admitting his relief that it switched to 4/4 in time for his solo :) . If it's not in the "Fave Bass Riffs" topic, it has been talked about here. I did a died-soon thread on interesting time signatures [Money is in 7/8]. At the time, I'd just come up with a bassline that was 3/4 - I'd just joined a church choir - and the guitarist liked it but, every time we started, he went "1,2,3,4" and I had to correct him, "No, it's 1,2,3, 1,2,3"

Tim wrote:
Duff is a bit of a hero (tho his sound sucks)

Duff is a top player, one of my faves, too. But, I think his sound on 'Appetite...' is spot on! It's the way I like my bass to sound, too. (If I can get it to do it! LOL) The definition from the top 'click' coupled with the rumbling bottom end is pure class. How Mike Clink hasn't done more stuff (than I'm aware of. I know he did the duties on one of Megadeths' LP's, as well), is beyond me!

And if I can't quite get that sound, I aim for something akin to Gene Simmons' sound a la 'Creatures of the Night'. (OK, now I deserve a telling off...lol) :twisted: :lol:

Hmm, I've never really gone for the top-endy thing myself, but each to their own and I have to agree that it fits with the sound of 'Appetite'. My preferred, almost dub-like, sound just wouldn't work with that album...or band for that matter.
I think his sound on 'Contraband' is nicer, still got his top end but more rounded in the middle, the intro to 'Sucker Train Blues' kicks off the album so well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI0RMk75oZA

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