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Licks & Riffs : The Doors - Riders on the storm

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The basis for much of The Doors classic Riders on The Storm is a chord progression over a static ( and menacing) E bass. The E holds, and above there is a movement in thirds from G and B upwards as follows:

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Beneath this the bass line maps out Em - A major arpeggios although the first creates a bit of interest by inverting the sequence of notes in the arpeggio:

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The idea of thirds is continued through some of the keyboard solo, including a huge downward run that sounds like falling rain. (compare and contract with a similar run in Alicia Keys You don't know my name)

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Lyrics

Riders on the storm,
Riders on the storm,

into this house we're born,
into this world we'r...

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The Doors (Guitar Play-Along Volume 65). By The Doors. Guitar Play-Along. Play Along. Softcover with CD. Guitar tablature. 80 pages. Published by Hal Leonard

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The Doors (Drum Play-Along Volume 14). By The Doors. Drum Play-Along. Play Along. Softcover with CD. 56 pages. Published by Hal Leonard

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Roadhouse Blues By The Doors. For guitar. Rock. Guitar TAB. 10 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music

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The Doors (Jazz Play-Along Volume 70). By The Doors. Jazz Play Along. Play Along. Softcover with CD. 56 pages. Published by Hal Leonard

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