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Mike Dirnt- Longview!

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Bassist_Ben, Oct 29, 2005.


  1. Hey Everyone,

    I am wondering, i am playing Longview at my school battle of the bands. And i am wondering does anyone know how Mike makes that chord noises at the last bit of the verse:

    G|---8-6-5-6-|
    D|-----------|
    A|------------|
    E|-------------|

    It sounds like he holding chord or just hittin the d string with it? Well if anyone knows it will be much appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. please can someone reply!
     
  3. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    Yeah, he hits an open D at the same time as he plays the last four notes of the riff. It's a chord indeed.

    Graeme
     
  4. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    G|---8-6-5-6-|
    D|---0-0-0-0-|
    A|------------|
    E|------------|

    It should look like that.

    This is another variation:

    G|---8-6-5-6-|
    D|---0---0---|
    A|------------|
    E|------------|

    The second way is how I play it, but I'm not sure exactly how he does it.

    Graeme :bassist:
     
  5. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    Yep, that's how it's done, which means that if you play the song in its original key and don't detune, it becomes a bit tricky to let the root note ring.
     
  6. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Not that you guys will do so-

    Dennis Dunaway of Alice Cooper was a master at using an Open "D" as a drone-
    Check out "Dead Babies" (from Killer) & "Gutter Cats vs. The Jets (from School's Out)

    ;)
     
  7. thanks everyone! :)
     
  8. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Keep in mind he's tuned down a half step. When I covered it, I didn't retune but you can't really do the chords.