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Day Tripper - Eleven Amazing Notes!

day tripper beatlesThe intro to the Beatles' "Day Tripper" is certainly one of the most recognizable 11-note guitar riffs ever written.

I'm sure everyone has heard the Beatles' version, but have you heard these versions? More after the break!

Jimi Hendrix, "Day Tripper": 

Whitesnake, "Day Tripper":

And even Mae West! 

I also enjoy looking for riffs where the writer seems to have thought, "I really want this tune to sound like 'Day Tripper,' but I want it to be my own song, so... I'll just change a couple notes."

Check out the opening of Nick Gilder's "Got To Get Out": 

 And the Japanase singing duo, Puffy, has a stunning riff at 0:37:

"Take It Home" by Utopia is an interesting reworking of the riff. (Starts at 13:11)

Are there more? Keep your ears open, and see what you can find!

And yes, I've got one too. This was recorded as a "test" demo when I bought my first ADAT recorder back in the 90s.

Long Live Day Tripper!

Thank you,

Paul

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