“Riders On The Storm” by The Doors

Difficulty: Easy
Intermediate

Verse 1

Most of the guitar parts for this song are quite easy. There are a
few licks here and there that may give you trouble, but stick with
them because they are all commonly used throughout many styles of music.
Most of the notes come from the E pentatonic minor. This song is set
to 104 bpm (beats per minute)

As far as the bass guitar goes, there are only 3 basic parts of 4
measures each. All 3 parts are shown below in the 1st verse and reprise
in the additional verses.

Part 1

Here’s what the guitar and bass sound like together:


Bass

Remember that the bass part below (and the other 2 bass parts to follow)
are all repeated for the other parts of the song.

Part 2

Here’s what the guitar and bass sound like together:

Guitar

Bass

Part 3

Here’s what the guitar and bass sound like together:

Guitar

Bass

Verse 2

Here’s what the guitar and bass sound like together:

Part 1


Part 2

Guitar


Part 3

Guitar


Solo

Part 1

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Part 2

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Part 3

Here’s what the guitar and bass sound like together:


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