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Can someone help me transcribe this little riff here?

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(@kevin72790)
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=uOnju6P87IE
Hendrix - Hear my Train a Comin'

After the Eb note at 00:09...until 00:21.

I thought I had part of it down (the part from 00:12 to 00:15 or around that time signature)

Eb----------------------------
Bb----------------------------
Gb----------------------------
Db----2------2--0~~~~~~~-
Ab------------------2-0-----
Eb--0-----0---------------0--

But...after watching that vid and various others, he's playing in a completely difference place on the fretboard. Now this has me confused...playing what I have transcribed here sounds correct to me. But playing it with the vid it sounds completely off...way too low in sound, and in a different key or something.

Now what am I doing wrong here? It's probably simple- it takes a long time to be able to transcribe music and you're just beginning it. But I thought I'd ask...and it'd be great if I could get pointed in a direction to get that riff down. I don't wanna be a tab user...most of them restrict you so much.

Thanks :)


   
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 lars
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After just a very quick look - it seems like it could be something like this - one octave higher

Eb----------------------------
Bb----------------------------
Gb----9-----9--7-----------------
Db------------ ----9--7-------
Ab--7----7---------------7----
Eb-----------0-----------------0-

Don't know if that helps

And I have to say ... good luck :roll: 8) :lol:

lars

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(@scrybe)
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If it sounds like its in a different key, remember that Hendrix (and others, e.g. SRV) often played his guitar tuned down a semitone, so the open strings are:

Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

rather than the usual:

E A D G B E

Ra Er Ga.

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(@wes-inman)
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He's starting off in the E Minor Pentatonic 1st postion at the 12th fret, then he moves into the 3rd and 4th postions.


E Minor Pentatonic Scale

3rd position 4th position
e------------------------------------7--10--
b-----------------------------8--10---------
g-----------------------7--9----------------
d--------------5--7--9----------------------
a--------5--7-------------------------------
e--5--7-------------------------------------

He's probably using an E7 and E augumented 9th which came to be called the "Hendrix chord".

E7 E7#9
e---0---------------
b---5i--------8p----
g---7p--------7r----
d---6m--------6i----
a---7r--------7m----
e---0---------0-----


No matter which position Jimi is playing, he often hits the open bass E string for a ringing drone effect, this is very popular with Blues players.

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(@kevin72790)
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Lars- Hmm doesn't sound like it...but it does sound good. Thanks though.
Scybe- I play in down tuning and switch to capo (thanks Vic ;) ) when needed, thanks though man.
Wes- Hmm...thanks for that. I'll play around with that tomorrow and see if I can find what I'm looking for here. Thanks.


   
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