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(@rodders)
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Does anybody know what the notes/chords are for the horn intro to bob Marley's Buffalo Soldier? I'm playing the song in A and would love to have the intro as I feel it is a integral part of the song.

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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Not sure about the intro....but don't you think that the "woy-oy-oh, woy-yo-oy-oh" bit is a rip-off of the old "Bananan Splits" theme?

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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(@rodders)
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I wouldn't accuse Bob Marley of ripping anybody off, and as it is I hate that Banana song. Chris Evans seems to like it though, I have to suffer it most mornings at around 7. - 7.15 am whilst driving to work, a bit like every Friday night on the way home you got that blooming Mananuma rubbish song by the muppets on drive time with Simon Mayo.

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(@davidhodge)
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The melody notes are climbing straight up the A major scale from C# to A:

C# C# D E

E E E F# G# G# A A

It sounds like it's all over a droning A major chord. The easiest way to incorporate this would be with the open A chord. Here's the first phrase:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 (hold for four beats)

E - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 -
B - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - 3 - - - - - 2 -
G - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - 2 - - - - - 2 -
D - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - 2 - - - - - 2 -
A - - 0 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - 0 - - - - - 0 -
E - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

And here's the second:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 +

E - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - 2 - - - - - 4 - - - - - 4 - - 5 - - - - - 5 - -
B - - 2 - - 2 - - 2 - - - - - 2 - - - - - 2 - - - - - 2 - - 2 - - - - - 2 - -
G - - 2 - - 2 - - 2 - - - - - 2 - - - - - 2 - - - - - 2 - - 2 - - - - - 2 - -
D - - 2 - - 2 - - 2 - - - - - 2 - - - - - 2 - - - - - 2 - - 2 - - - - - 2 - -
A - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - 0 - - - - - 0 - - - - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - 0 - -
E - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

This, of course, is one of many possible ways to play it, but it seems the simplest.

Hope it helps! And you'll have to post up an audio of you playing it at some point!

Peace


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(@rodders)
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Wow, thanks David, that really helps. I'll give it a go later and with any luck I should perform it at my next open mic and get it video'd and than upload to youtube.

Thanks again.

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