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This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. This article has been viewed , times. Learn more After being covered by pop artist Martin Collins, nearly everyone knows a version of "Seven Nation Army. After this, follow the same pattern for the riff but with power chords for the rest of the chorus. For tips on how to play the guitar solo in the song, keep reading!
This is the iconic set of notes that the song begins with, played on the bass. The exact same riff is repeated through the verse and chorus, though Jack White plays the notes as power chords on the guitar. If you can learn the basic riff, however, you can add the chords in later with ease. The bass riff looks like:. Use your index finger, sliding it around the neck, as much as possible. Get used to moving your whole hand fluidly across the guitar to master the above riff.
Use your index finger to fret as much as possible instead of switching fingers -- you'll need your ring and pinkie free to make chords later on. Listen closely and you can hear Jack White sliding around the guitar. It is most pronounced right before he launches into the riff, sliding into that 7th fret note. Learn the implied guitar chords for the verse. If you were to play the song with just an acoustic guitar, for example, you'd need to know the chord melodies. But these chords could be used for any cover or version -- look at Marcus Collins version, which uses rhythm guitar in the verse where the original has none.
To play chord melodies, simply play the following chords -- each chord times up to the same note in the bass riff above. E 7th fret, 5th string G 5th fret, 4th string D 5th fret, 5th string C 3rd fret, 5th string B 2nd fret, 5th string These can be played as straight chords or powerchords. Fix up your amp. To get a real "White Stripes" sound from your guitar, your amp needs to be adjusted a little. Don't worry, you're not opening anything up, just change the settings a little.
You'll need quite a bit of gain, try turning that up to 8. To even that out, keep your treble all the way up to 7 or 8 too.
Keeps the mids at 5 while the bass should be pumped up to 8. If your amp has an effect called "Presence", turn that up to 8 too. Part 2 of Review you power chords if you've never used them. Power chords are simple 2-finger chords used for big, brash, and quick songs. If you've never made them, they are actually easy to build. Start with your index finger on any fret on the top two strings -- use the first note of the Seven Nation Army riff 7th fret, 5th string to start.
Now, simply place your ring finger one string and two frets down, on the 9th fret, 4th string. Only play these two strings -- this is your power chord For even bigger, better chords, add your pinky on the string and fret below your ring finger 9th fret, 3rd string , so your final chord has three notes. The note your index finger is on determines the chord.
Since the note in the example is an E, this is an E power chord. Learn the two-chord bridge into the chorus. This is the section that begins with the words in the first verse, at least "and the message in my eyes Switch to an A power chord 5th fret, 6th string or an open A 2nd fret, 2nd-4th strings for one full measure.
Start the chorus with two strums of an E power chord. You want to start with one big strum, followed up by a shorter one. Slide your whole power chord down to the 10th fret to play a G.
You want to practice keeping the same finger shape together as you move across the neck, since power chords all of the same shape. After the second, quicker strum, jump quickly up to the 10th fret and strum it once. This chord takes the place of the 5th fret, 3rd string shown in the bass riff above.
Slide right back to the E chord for one quick strum. From here on out, you'll be repeating the bass riff, just with power chords. Hit the E one more time on you way back up the guitar. Hit the 5th fret, D power chord as you slide back up the neck. Your next chord is another power chord, the 5th fret on the 5th string. Keep moving to the 3rd fret power chord. Keep on following the bass riff.
The chord is still the same shape. This is a C power cord, sometimes called a C5. Land the last power chord on the 2nd fret, then repeat the entire thing. The last chord is the B and is located on the 2nd fret of the 5th string. Once you've hit this, there is a brief pause before you simply repeat the chords once more for the chorus. Listen to the song repeatedly to learn the rhythm and order of the song. After learning all of the power chords, you need to learn the actual song.
There are three parts: a verse, a chorus, and a bridge. Listen to the song to see how the music changes during these parts. The Verse is only bass and drums. You can, however, play the chords of the song, or play the bass riff on guitar. The bridge is simply your way in and out of the chorus.
At the end of the verse, right before jumping into the power chords, play the two chord bridge. You also play it after the chorus, right before going into the verse again. The chorus is your power chord riff. This exact same riff is also played behind the guitar solo. Part 3 of Internalize the rhythm from the bass guitar, as it is the same one used in the solo. The guitar solo in "Seven Nation Army" isn't technically difficult. But rhythmically it is almost in perfect tune with the iconic bass riff from the beginning of the song.
This this powerful, plodding, and deliberate rhythm is key to making the solo sound nice. If you need, review and learn the bass line before the solo. It is easy enough and will help immensely.
All you're doing is taking the following sets of notes, and putting them through the same rhythm as the bass solo. Start part one of the solo on the 9th fret, 3rd string. The solo has two parts -- both of which follow the style of the bass riff. The first half starts on the 9th string, playing the 9th string repeatedly in place of the held root note in the bass riff.
After leaving the 9th, keep playing the rest of the notes as if they were the bass guitar. Play this riff twice. Move down to the 12th fret on the 1st string to kick the solo up a notch. This riff is when the guitar really starts to squeal. Keep practising, playing along with the song, to get the feel for the bends.