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Marcus Miller - Power

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by oneoftheway, Jan 7, 2003.


  1. oneoftheway

    oneoftheway

    Nov 27, 2002
    Hi im just learning the song as i was wondering if anyone kwen how he does that litte run on the intro i as wonfering if he uses pull offs or double thumbs or whatever. Also I would like to know how you do it. I kind of double thumb it but it does not seem fluent.

    Thanks for all your help
     
  2. oneoftheway

    oneoftheway

    Nov 27, 2002
    i edited because the tab i write out was very messed up
     
  3. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    --7----------------------
    --7---9--7---------------
    ------------9--7---------
    --7---------------10--9--

    D U D U D U




    Do it with the thumb. Practice it forever. Still fail to sound like Marcus. That's my strategy! :D
     
  4. oneoftheway

    oneoftheway

    Nov 27, 2002
    i think your playing the wrong notes there.


    -7--4--2--------------------
    -7--------4---2-------------
    ------------------5---2-----
    -7--------------------------


    Try that im preety sure thats right
     
  5. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    UK
    Is this the opening track on the ozell tapes live CD?

    I coincedentally I was wondering how he played that as well.
    Not sure if he does use the thumb, you could get the very same sound digging in with finger style?
     
  6. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    They're actually the same notes. You're making more work for yourself by shifting to a lower position.
     
  7. wulf

    wulf

    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    All bar the last note, Christopher - yours is C# (9th fret, E string) while codyscarff suggests a B (2nd fret, A string). I don't have a copy of the song so I can't say who's right - if the same lick gets played more than once, it's possible you're both right and these are two variations, although B seems more likely.

    I'd agree that it seems like less movement to stay in the same position - although you should be able to hear that that playing the riff in different positions gives you a different sort of sound (again, not having the song, I don't know which Mr Miller opts for).

    Wulf
     
  8. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Whoops. My bad. It's B.
     
  9. oneoftheway

    oneoftheway

    Nov 27, 2002
    thanks for the help guys.

    i take it now tha he uses his thumb?
    i will just practise it over and over. I will report anything if i find a way like his.

    Seeya
     
  10. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    UK
    yep, it is the same song and it is in B....
     
  11. jeffmaccora

    jeffmaccora

    Jan 27, 2003
    Los Angeles
  12. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    UK
    Good work old boy!

    It took me all of 30 seconds to figure the notes in that 'riff'... and it'll probably take the rest of my life to be able to double thumb it like Mr Miller! :rolleyes:
     
  13. jeffmaccora

    jeffmaccora

    Jan 27, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Howard K,

    You couldn't of put it better. ;)
     
  14. Hey everyone, I wanted to know how you double thump the 32nd note passage in Power. Here is a short tab: If D= down and U= up, is this how you would thump it?

    G--7--------------------------I
    D--7---9--9-7---------------I
    A----------------9-7-----------I
    E--7-----------------10-7----I
    ===> D D U D U D U

    I figured this way would make the most sense, but I just wanted to check with u guys to see how you do it. I did it this way so that you don't have to start on an up-stroke when moving to the next string. Is this correct?

    Thanks in advance. :D

    PS: It's not really aligned that great, but the D-U part is referring to the descending 32nd note riff.
     
  15. edwoo

    edwoo

    Nov 11, 2001
    great job on the tabbing of "Power" Jeff Maccora, can't wait for more
     
  16. Anyone?

    Thanks
     
  17. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    You're right on, bassmasta....