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How do you play the "Day Tripper" riff?


Dan South

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I'm trying different positions/fingerings for the main Day Tripper riff, but I haven't found one that I really like. Here's how I've been playing it recently. Any ideas on how to do it better?

 

Note (String-Fret)

E (A-7)

G (A-10)

G# (A-11)

B (D-9)

E (G-9)

D (D-12)

B (D-9)

F# (G-11)

B (D-9)

D (G-7)

E (G-9)

 

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Hmmmm......always thought that was a fairly easy 'riff' to cop with a little repetition.

 

Been a while, but if memory serves me...the song opens 1st w/the guitar....then bass , then drums.

 

I remember playin' the bass line from an open 'E' , then from an open 'A' ....

 

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Yeah, an open E to a third fret G, fourth fret G#, second string 2nd fret B, third string 2nd fret E, open D, second string 2nd fret B, third string 4th fret F#, second string 2nd fret B,open D, third string 2nd fret E...repeat a few times, shift it up one string to the A, and repeat the pattern.

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Don't trust me, I've never played it for an audience (damn those pit gigs.)

 

I've always played the lower octave, exactly as GB, except I use the f# on the a string. This is in keeping with my general habit of playing licks involving thirds, fifths and sixths...jus' like "Yo Mama Don Dance."

 

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I was waiting to reply to this when I got home tonight and could pick up a bass. I'd definately play it like the Green-One suggested:

 

E (E-12)

G (A-10)

G# (A-11)

B (D-9)

E (G-9)

D (D-12)

B (D-9)

F# (G-11)

B (D-9)

D (D-12)

E (G-9)

 

That feels the most 'natural' to me when playing it in that octave. Is that the octave Paul played it in? I could have sworn he played it an octave lower... but it has been a long-ass time since I listened to that album.

 

-Bri

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It's definitely in the higher octave, so the E riff is in unison with the guitar, not octaves. But as I said before, watch out for the A riff, it starts out in unison with the guitar and in the middle changes octaves and ends up in octaves with the guitar.

 

And as Greenboy says, a lot of 60's basslines were an octave higher than 00's basslines would be.

 

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Seriously, I like that idea...it's readable, quick and suitably archaic.

 

But I could scan in tons of stuff...

 

Wait a minute...I'm supposed to have a web publishing feature available on my Sibelius....

 

hmmm...I wonder if I can create files and post them...

 

I think I have to have some web space available to park them and reference by URLS.

 

Tech-guys? How do I get Sibelius files to show up here?

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I just got a new canon scanner, it's not much bigger than a piece of paper and you can set it up on end if space is really at a shortage. Less than $100.

 

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Woops, more revision. I too played it open E, open A riff. Fortunately, we dropped it (and never played it live) I also learnt it from a cover (Ocean Color Scene live) and seen the video of their bassist Damon Monchella playing it open E, A .....Damn pro's can't get anything right !!

 

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