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How do you do the riff/solo part to Venice. its a beautiful song but its bugging me because i can't figure it out by ear. Other than that keep up the great music, i'd love to see you guys in the UK sometime soon


The Lighthouse and the Whaler responded on 07/22/2014
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Hey Cameron! Thanks for the question. Here are some tabs..

e--17-15--------------------
b--------17-15--17p15------
g----------------------17--- 2x ( then)

e------------15-17p15------------------
b-----15-17-----------17--15-17-15----
g--17--------------------------------17

So this riff is just on the first 3 strings of the guitar. Fingering wise, you can play this by barring your 1st finger on the 1st and 2nd strings on the 15th fret. Then you can use your 3rd finger on all the 17th fret notes. I recommend really honing in the rhythm and figuring out how long each note should be sustained. Tabs are kind of a terrible way to read music because they can't really show you how to specifically play/ express a part. Regardless, I hope this helps. If you do a cover of the song post it and send it our way. We would love to check it out. Blessings

-mark of TLATW

p.s. i used the p in the tabs to mean "pull off"

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