Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Re: Guitar parts (was Caprichordia)

Jeff and Jane Scott jscott@iinet.net.au
Mon, 17 Jun 2002 18:53:18 +0800

At 15-06-02 04:54 PM -0700, fish_oil@space.com wrote:
>More axioms for the guitar obsessed. Delete now if
>you're not stuck on Luritja Way, flogging your poor
>guitar w/o mercy...
>Intro (main riff, IMO) is an E played by mashing all
>but the bass string 2nd fret, and hammering an a to b
>on the 3rd string with ring or pinky x2, then more
>hammering of a d note (2nd string), pull off Db, b on
>3rd string, etc. All of this takes place within the big
>E(ish) chord formed on the 2nd fret. YOu can do it with
>ringing e and b strings out on 7 and 9, but that makes
>the little hammer pull thing a bit tricky. It sounds
>better down low to my ears, but my clumsy paws make it
>painful at times :)

i think i've more or less got it now, up around the 7th fret (which is 
where the Oils play it).  i think the hard part is playing it as well as 
they do - if you don't play it well it sounds like crap so you think you're 
doing it wrong!