How To Play The Intro of Stop by Jane’s Addiction | Funk Riff On Guitar

Hey, how’s it going this is Darrin Goodman with Guitar Control, I want to show you a cool funky little riff by Dave Navarro from “Stop by Jane’s Addiction” riff from the song stop it’s the intro section and it it’s just kind of a cool you know got it like some nice funky rhythm that uses some seventh chords and stuff.


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Starting off we have a seven one so we are on the 7th fret of the 5th string second finger then the 6th fret of the 4th string and then the 7th fret of the 3rd string third finger so that is e seven because the root note is on the 5th string. So when you’re strumming and you’re doing this kind of a wide strum, kind of so you don’t want to hear when you’re hitting that you don’t want to hear all the other strings ringing out. So I’m using my thumb over the top to keep the 6th string quiet and then my first finger, when I’m playing it’s kind of drooped down its keeping that the first couple of strings muted.

The strum for this you’ve got a down stroke while you’re fretting the chord and then an upstroke that’s a muted percussive, so we simply do is just release the pressure with your fretting hand so you don’t want to you move it away keep your fingers where they are on the you know keep them more where they are on the fret board just release the pressure so when you do the upstroke you don’t get that you know percussive sound of the muted strings sway of so just simply down up stroke is up you repress your fingers down or down stroke so then you’re going to just take that chord shape and you’re going to move it down a half step so just move it down one fret your second and third finger instead of being on the 7th fret and your first finger being on the 6th fret now your second and third finger will be on the 6th fret and your first finger will be on the 5th fret so we have strum that chord and slide back into it so I love stuff like as again sounds cool it’s like I got a you know a nice funky sound to it.

So you do that first part again, now you’re going to take that chord and slide it up a half step so now your first fingers on the 7th fret and your second and third fingers on the 8th fret so that’s the entire riff and you play it twice. Now this is where the riff goes over, I’m going to call the second part of it and it’s just a bunch of regular power chords that you’ve know I’m sure you’ve already used you know just your 5th power chords so we’ve got our first finger on the 7th fret of the 5th string and then we’re going to fret the 9th fret of the 4th string so you can use your third finger or in case I’m using my pinky and I’ll explain why just a second so that 1st chord E five here you played you strum that twice then you just move straight down to the 6th and 5th string same fret so it’s B5 you move back to the 5th and 4th string and at the thin grip with your first finger and low thread I’m using my fourth finger and that’s B5 and then the reason that I’m using my fourth finger in this case is because this next chord is going to keep in this B5 and you’re going to change the root note to a C sharp so you’re going to flatten the note you’re playing with your first finger a half step so going between my first and fourth finger is a lot more comfortable for me so that’s the reason why I said of it using my fourth figure but if it’s comfortable for you to use your third finger and that you know and it’s better for you then you know go for it.

So the riff again starting back at the top at the E5 to the D5, to the C sharp, D over C sharp and then we’re going to go to an A5. So we’re now at the 5th fret of the 6th string your first finger and the 7th fret of the 5th string, again I’m going to use my fourth finger and then back into the B5 back to the E5 again B5, D5, D over C sharp, then to the top again and all the way down here too this sign E five power cord so it’s like you’re doing an E minor chord  and your fretting the 2nd fret of the 5th string you can also fret the second part of the 4th string as well as the 6th string open so that whole section again and that entire part repeats. Now from the top both sections all together.

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