Andy Aledort: Using open-string drones as a songwriting tool

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For tabs and text of this video lesson, see the July 2024 issue of Guitar World –
In Deep by Andy Aledort
A time-honored technique for crafting riffs is to use one or more open strings as a drone, or pedal tone. Many examples can be found in the music of Led Zeppelin (“Whole Lotta Love,” “Kashmir”), the Beatles (“Please Please Me,” “I Want to Tell You”), Jimi Hendrix (“Stone Free,” “Spanish Castle Magic”) Aerosmith (“Last Child”), Van Halen (“Panama,” “Unchained”) and countless other places.
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