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“Touch Me” by The Doors

Riff Rundown

Difficulty: Intermediate

Composer – The Doors

Where to find this song – The Soft Parade track # 2

Release Date – July 1969

The formation of The Doors begin at UCLA in 1965, where Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek were students. On a southern California beach, Jim read one of his poems to Ray and the two decided to collaborate on some songs. Manzarek recruited John Densmore who, in turn, recruited Robby Krieger. Morrison dubbed the band “The Doors” from Aldous Huxley’s book on mescaline, “The Doors of Perception.”

The Doors began playing clubs on the Sunset Strip, until they finally ended up as the house band at the Whisky-A-Go-Go. Unfortunately, that gig ended after a controversial performance of the song, “The End”. Not all was lost though as their performances at the Whisky-A-Go-Go got them a great deal of exposure, and led to a contract with Elektra
records. They in turn churned out hit after hit and the stardom therein led Jim to involving himself in one controversy after another.Intro

Begin the first measure by placing your 1st finger on the second fret
on the “G” string. Barre your 4th finger on the fifth frets
of both the “B” string and the “high E” string.
Play that about three times, and then lift your 1st finger off of the “G” string
to play the open notes, with the fifth frets still being pressed. Follow
the tablature and at the end of the measure, use your 3rd finger to
play the fourth fret on the “B” string. The rest of the measures
are identical.

This one is a little harder than it looks. This
riff will take a little practice to get up to the correct speed of
109 beats per minute.

Riff Resources

Complete Transcription To “Touch
Me” (PDF)

Complete Transcription To “Touch
Me” (Power Tab)

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