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Rock Guitar Lessons: Power Pinky

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One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
Oh, how I love this riff.
Now, in this riff,
we're using our familiar power chord
[SOUND] that we did in the last example.
We're putting it in the key of C, and
we're just doing the simple version of it.
Just the root [SOUND] and the fifth
[SOUND].
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four.
[SOUND] So that's that's the power chord,
but
we're getting our pinky into the action.
[MUSIC]
And this
is a really great rock n' roll technique,
there's so many rock songs that are based.
[MUSIC]
On that pinky move, and so I really
encourage you to practice it, let's take a
look at this riff, it actually starts.
With a bar, and then forms the power
chord,
so you'll do the bar across the eighth
fret.
And then bring in the third finger on top
of it to make it the power chord.
Then, we'll bring in the pinky, and then
we'll go back to the third finger.
The other thing I should tell you about
this,
is that it uses something called a pick up
note.
And the pick up note is something that
comes is right before one.
And we know where one is.
One, two, three, four, one.
That's, that's where one is located in
time.
But this song comes in just a little
before it,
it's also called an anticipation, so this
one comes in.
One and two and three and four and, it
comes in the and of four.
One and two and three and four and one.
So if you listen, one and two and three
and four.
[MUSIC]
One and two and three and four.
[MUSIC]
One and two and three and four.
[MUSIC]
One and two and three and four.
[MUSIC]
So that's kinda cool.
You're giving your audience a little, a
little pre chord.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
And also,
these are only using, you know, these big
low thick strings down on the bottom.
So we have to make sure.
[MUSIC]
That our,
that our top highest strings aren't
ringing out and causing chaos.
We don't want this.
[MUSIC]
Well that's, that's pretty foul.
So let's mute that out with this part of
our left hand.
[MUSIC]
And that's really doing the job.
I'm not doing any muting with my right
hand.
[MUSIC]
Maybe I'm doing one little.
[MUSIC]
In the middle.
Let's see.
[MUSIC]
There.
So let's find out exactly where that is.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
So in between all the chords,
I'm throwing in one of those.
A little swump.
All right, so I think we got all the
pieces.
Let's put it together.
We've got one in C, one down a whole step
in B flat,
and one on the next set of strings on F.
And just the same like three times, that's
the wonderful thing about guitar.
You just move this around like a big claw.
And you've got your riff.
All right, let's do it.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]