Cold As Ice Intro Riff
Cold As Ice Playing Tips
The best bet to playing this riff is to already have the triads in the last half of each measure fretted when you begin the first triads. That way you can just lift off a finger.
To fret the D#m sus4 triad in the 1st measure you’ll use your 4th finger on the 6th fret of the high E, your 4th finger on the 9th fret of the B string, and your 3rd finger on the 8th fret of the G string. Go ahead and use your 1st finger to fret the 7th fret of the B string. Then, to play the D#m triad in the 2nd half of the measure, you’ll simply lift up your 4th finger to sound the note behind it.
You’ll use a similar method for the triads in measures 3 and 4. Your 1st finger frets the notes on the 7th fret of the high E and B strings and your 2nd finger gets the notes on the 8th fret of the G string. You’ll add your 3rd finger to fret the 9th fret of the B string on the B6/Eb chord. Then you can lift away the 3rd finger to sound the note behind it that’s fretted with your 1st finger to sound the B/Eb chord.