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Duran Duran - Notorious Tabs

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Notorious Tabs

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Tuning: Standard

I've seen a few interpretations of the main riff online, and they all appear to be way
off. So I'm giving you the real thing right here.

"Notorious" main riff:


There's actually three unique ways of playing this after the opening strokes during the
verses. This is done by hitting the last few strings a couple of times between the riffs
(B and e strings, probably). Nile Rodgers of Chic (who produced the Notorious album)
actually plays guitar on the album version. And the band's two main guitarists over the
years, Warren Cuccurullo and Andy Taylor, have each played this song live during their
respective tenures in the band, with Taylor's being the current one.

Might only be for the hard core fans, but here's my estimates on how hitting those few
strings stack up:
Nile: A: down, up down. B: down, up, down, up. Some variation on the timing after the B
riff as the song moves along.
Warren: Really the same as Nile's, with three or four strokes after the B riff usually.
Probably the most simple.
Andy: Can usually be four strokes up and down after A and B, though he's been known for
playing as much as six after the A riff! Requires the most moving.

Just listen to any album or live version, and it should click right away. Either way,
it's a fun riff to play.
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