Fancy practicing your arpeggios?
Robbie's 'Supreme' shows how easy it is to turn an arpeggio into a cool riff. Just play the following and
you'll see what we mean:
If you are a cellist, you could try playing them together with a friend for the full effect.
Have a go at working out a similar pattern to the
following chord progression and you'll have taken a leaf out of Mr William's book:
Robbie experts amongst you may know that the string solo in Supreme comes from Gloria Gaynor's Seventies disco hit 'I Will Survive'.
It is no coincidence that the very same chord progression shown above also features in that song.
You can almost picture the scene as Robbie and co-writer
Guy Chambers sit down and come up with the verse for Supreme...
'Hey, you know what that sounds like....', says one
'...I know, why don't we use that crazy string solo...' replies the other
- and the rest, as they say, is history.
Oh it seemed forever stopped today
All the lonely hearts in London
Caught a plane and flew away
And all the best women are ...
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