Smoke on the water - intro

Discussion in 'English Guitar Tabs - Submit or Request' started by lprassanth, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. lprassanth

    lprassanth New Member

    after seein so many versions.. this i think is the right intro..

  2. metal_fan69

    metal_fan69 To Live Is To Die

    There can be infinite versions of this man!

    easiest would be


    U can try it on any string
  3. lprassanth

    lprassanth New Member

    i get u friend.. but its actually a progression of chords played by deep purple.. minor + seventh + seventh... its a chord not a single note isnt it ???
  4. metal_fan69

    metal_fan69 To Live Is To Die

    well.... then use power chords .... as u did but power chords can also have diff versions...actually scales

    I mean u can start from any one... I hope u got me

    anyways ... english tabs are available anywhere...u can hav corrct ones on net.... but nice try
  5. fat_kax

    fat_kax Kickin Ass Since 1989 !

    bin there - dun that
  6. metal_fan69

    metal_fan69 To Live Is To Die

    ok go for this one... with the chords

    G5 A#5 C5 G5 A#5 C#5 C5

    G5 A#5 C5 A#5 G5







  7. lprassanth

    lprassanth New Member

    thanks @metalfan.. works out well..
  8. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    The correct intro played by Ritchie Blackmore originally is

    E -------------------------------------
    B -------------------------------------
    G -------------------------------------
    D ----5-7-9---5-7-10-9--5-7-9--7-5
    A ----5-7-9---5-7-10-9--5-7-9--7-5
    E --------------------------------------

    Blackmore doesn't play 5th interval Power Chords, rather he plays what's called 4th Diads. Intervellaically it looks as though it's played as 4th but it's a chord inversion kind of thing where the 5th is in the bass string and the Root in the higher string.
    Though you can play 5th Power Chords like what Metal_Fan has showed, to get the exact sound, you have to play only the 4th diads. Another thing is Blackmore uses more of the 4th diads than the regular power chords. For example check out the songs Smoke On The Water, Highway Star, Burn, L.A.Connection, etc... all these have plenty of these 4th diads. In Smoke On The Water, when the verse kicks in Blackmore plays the regular 5th G power chord with an octave G added and instead of strumming, plays it like a muted arpeggio. Once you are through this, observe the Rhythm Backing during the solo and how cleverly the solo is phrased over the Rhythm. One hell of a masterpiece.
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  9. ElysiaN

    ElysiaN d@Rk\/\/@|\|deReR

    @ronnieanand...thanks for the gr8 info man...hv been playing this song for a while n sounds gud with metal_fan version.....but wud certainly like to try 4th diads..:rock:
  10. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    Any power chord would sound good but if you want the real thing, then go for the 4th diads. Beware. Initially you might find that it doesn't sound as good and that's mainly because of not muting the non playing strings properly. Once your muting technique is also good, then 4th diads sound the best. If you have trouble with muting and still want to play this, then safely go with the 5th power chords.
  11. metal_fan69

    metal_fan69 To Live Is To Die

    U r also right but there was little correction

    I hav corrected it ..... this sounds much better!

    E -------------------------------------
    B -------------------------------------
    G -------------------------------------
    D ----4-7-9---4-7-10-9--4-7-9--7-5----
    A ----4-7-9---4-7-10-9--4-7-9--7-5----
    E --------------------------------------
  12. lprassanth

    lprassanth New Member

    @metal fan.. ur tab with the corrected 4th fret sounds good except for the last chord.. i think that shouls also be the 4th fret not the 5th.. for the simple reason that the first and the last chords of the intro sound the same..
  13. lprassanth

    lprassanth New Member

    BTW my first thread and this one r no different but for it being played in the pervious string 5 frets down.. and a less of bass oops i missed that mine was also a half step down!!! so now i get y it dint sound so good...
  14. lprassanth

    lprassanth New Member

    how about this..

    E -------------------------------------
    B -------------------------------------
    G -------------------------------------
    D ----4-7-9---4-7-10-9--4-7-9--7-4----
    A ----4-7-9---4-7-10-9--4-7-9--7-4----
    E --------------------------------------
  15. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    Sorry. Mistake in the chords. I am not comfortable tabbing things but I dont justify my mistake either. But Metal_Fan, you made a good attempt at making the riff sound okay but the key is wrong. You have moved the riff to the key of the Gb Minor and the song is in the key of G Minor and this riff is played over the G Blues Scale. The first chord has to be G. Okay I have made the correction and this is the correct one. Check it out. Sorry for wasting you guys time by giving a wrong tab. Try this out.

    E -------------------------------------
    B -------------------------------------
    G -------------------------------------
    D ----5-8-10---5-8-11-10--5-8-10--8-5
    A ----5-8-10---5-8-11-10--5-8-10--8-5
    E --------------------------------------
  16. lprassanth

    lprassanth New Member

    thanks ronnie.. works out well..
  17. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    And if you want the real thing, then the intro is not picked with the plectrum. Blackmore finger picks the intro riff. :beer: :beer: Give it a shot. Keep a nice warm overdrive setting and it will sound authentic.
  18. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    I play it this way. This way it's much easier to be played with pick than the way it's originally played by Blackmore. Since I am also playing 4th Diads here, it sounds reasonably close to the original. Give this a shot too.

    E ----------------------------------------------
    B ----------------------------------------------
    G ------3-5-----3-6-5----3-5--3----------------
    D ----5-3-5---5-3-6-5--5-3-5--3-5-------------
    A ----5-------5---------5--------5-------------
    E ----------------------------------------------

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