Money (That’s What I Want)
Live Band Backing Track
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‘Money (That’s What I Want)’ in the course
Learn how to play Money (That’s What I Want)
In the step by step course, I’ll first take you through how to play each section, all over the neck.
On the original recording, the guitar plays its own riff and stay on it as the band moves from F to Bb. In cover versions of the song this rarely happens. What I ended up playing myself is a hybrid of all influences I got as I learned the song.
By being open like this I look for what the song wants in my particular band setup, rather than how to play what I copied and memorized.
The chord progression is similar to that of a blues, using stops in the verse, play through in the chorus.
||: F | F | F | F |
| Bb | Bb | F | F |
| C | Bb | F | C :||
The unique part about the main riff is two-fold. It uses both the minor and major 3rd in a Minor Pentatonic framework.
However, it also has a harmony that follows the bass line riff and uses all kinds of notes outside the F Minor Pentatonic.
Too complex to discuss here, find out more in the course.
Fast picking techniques
Once you figured out what to play for the main F riff and over the Bb, there’s another tricky section coming up, the turnaround.
I’m talking strictly original version here with that quickly picked bass line. I love it but it’s not easy to play. I actually changed it to suit me better!
In the course, I’ll reveal the secret to quick and accurate picking, specifically related to this song as we isolate the rhythm and pair it with the chromatic exercise.