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Noob question: playing the Schon lick from DSB


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Hey all,


I'm a professional KB player who has just started guitar lessons.


I'm a regular over at the Keyboard Corner sister forum, but have a very beginner guitar question. My apologies if this has already been answered somewhere on this forum; I searched but couldn't find anything...oh, and no, I haven't asked my instructor this question yet, and I realize I should, but since I was already here...


I'm trying to figure out how to play the four-note descending motif in the opening section of Don't Stop Believing. I believe the notes are simply E-D#-C#-B, but I'm not sure how to pick or finger that to bring it to speed.


On YT, Schon has a soundcheck vid where he demonstrates it at full speed (below), but I can't figure out what he's doing (other than making it look childishly simple..)




Can anyone here throw a complete noob a bone? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.




Tim Wat

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<---- maybe start by looking on youtube as there are some free lessons to get headed in the direction of getting the gist of the song...

http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.guitaretab.com/j/journey/9482.html <---- then maybe check out a site like chordie.com

<--- and don't forget to watch it live...piano is a good thing! Good luck with it!


Take care, Larryz
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E - C# - B - A


It's in E-maj


There are 15 odd ways to play it. The way he plays it is F'ed up:






I'd play it like:





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