Why do so many people play this riff wrong?

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In this video I am showing why many people play this riff wrong.Thanks to the peeps of the YouTube clips I was showing, it's not meant to bash, but to learn other viewers why this happens to so many guitar players! And of course to teach you how to avoid this stuff from happening :)FOLLOW ME:Instagram:

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Why ?\nBecause AT LEAST 90% of all people who claim to play a musical instrument are actually shit, having been taught by the typical symptoms of capitalism: Teachers who don't care, as long as the pay is right, they even teach imbeciles, telling them \
This man's beard is incredible.
Andres Guerrero
Paul your videos are awesome!! I think it would be helpful if you put the name of the songs in videos like this one.
Andrew Lewis
Great job explaining this! This can happen to even a seasoned musician if they just happen to hear something a certain way initially. Another example of this in my own experience is 'Teachers Pet\
Great vid.I never played that song but enjoy the way you explain things nicely. You could do this with smells like teen spirit cuz a lot of people got the first ghost notes wrong... ahah
Did you just flip me off?
I am with you on the \
Very well explained!
Baptiste Robert
2:17 omg it sounds so cool like this !!!
Ben Metal
If a Kings of Leon song is giving you that much trouble, just give it up.
You've got a cat. You must be right.\n\nJust kidding, I work in a rehearsal studio and lots of people get this one wrong. \nEver noticed 'Smoke On The Water'? Lots of people play full chords, in E, and hit it with a pick - but it's in G, plucked with the fingers, and powerchords...\n\nI've made all those mistakes I hear myself as well - and Istill make plenty more I suppose :-)
Bob pop
I'm a 100 percent heterosexual male but my god you have a sexy accent
Brian Warner
i know a girl named Anna Crusis….i tried to pick her up
Charles Hoernemann
Very well explained! This happened to me with the intro of the Beatles \
Chris Loach
Is there a technical name for an into like this that gives a false impression of where the downbeat is? It's a device I quite like.
Connor Goodall
Did anyone else think this video was about sweet child o mine because of the thumbnail?
Cooper Carter
Throw \
Dan Jolliffe
Foo Fighters - Times Like These. The time signature change in the hook to 7/4. Seen so many bands mess it up. Another video idea for you
David Lean
I think of the riff as if it was a ska type rhythm and it makes sense then.
David Mohr
Timing man without it you are screwed :-)
David N
My question is why on Earth would anyone want to play that garbage?
4:27 lol. I'm the only one who noticed that he showed us the middle finger?
You should make this a series like \
Feroman 123456789aA
Pensei q era o pewdiepie no vídeo KKK( na tumbnail)
Flight Channel
:D If it took Caleb AS long to explain it to the guys in the rehearsal room?\n\n....two weeks later in the studio, upon the recording..\n\nNathan: \
Francisco Caldeira Marques
I don´t even play the guitar, why am I watching this at 3am on a monday
Gene Hall
Anyone who doesn't have a great understanding of music, is going to be like WTF. Huh!
Ghost Avenger4
So people have not been playing a pick up note which is what makes you play on 4 and not 1. Hmm, good to know
I appreciate this video so much. \nSadly, most of the people who are already playing this wrong, whether it's the guitarist or the drummer who is making the error, are doing it because they don't care enough, or are unable to actually use their ears to learn a song. \nYou can recognize them because when corrected, they will say something like \
Hater Bart
Where is his accent from?
Jackson Payne
That les Paul is sexy
Jake Pole
the anacrusis is actually a dotted quaver followed by a semiquaver
Jason Olds
I thought it was going to be Whole Lotta Love!
Jazz Guitar Scrapbook
I'm a guitarist. If it's not on the beat I don't understand it.
Jeff Maxwell
This is a great instruction on pickup sections. It's always been a difficult thing to explain to students and listeners alike. Thanks for making this easy to understand and communicate to others!
Johannes E.
I really thought when i read the title: „Oh boy, finally‘s someone complaining about the riff of MONEY FOR NOTHING...“. Well, I was wrong... but still a great video!
Jordi Danen
You don't even have to count to play the riff. I can't believe people can't figure this out by ear. Just listen....if you can't this out youre not born with much musical talent. Guitarist learns the riff, drummer and basist learn the right bar when it all comes together and ur done.
Kane Alson
I start counting the one about an hour before I start playing the song and then I come in around the 6,216th beat. Hey but that's just me.
Kevin Colt
this is true.. Ive been playing instruments for 20 years and I couldnt tell, I always thought the C was the timing note, but theyre really close to each other and after watching this video and relistening to the song I could notice the difference now that I knew about it.
The problem when the band comes in is usually the drummer being off. I've worked with a couple who got this song right and it was always glorious! Other times it's up to the rest of us to shift the riff and match to what the drummer is laying down. I agree that if you don't do that then that's never going to sound good.
Liam Sweeney
They play it wrong because they're: lazy, bad at guitar and have an untrained ear.
Lolani Faapito
I only watch your videos every once in a while (for no particular reason). I subscribe because every time I do watch, I enjoy it. You are always so calm and constructive, and I think every guitar enthusiast should hear what you have to say.\n\nSo thank you for being a positive, constructive influence on guitarists and aspiring guitar players.
I'm a violinist what in the hell am I doing here
“Ana cruises” hello new band name.
Matt Allen
4:28 ... I return your salute sir with tone knobs on! 😁
Miguel Ottoni
Not quite my tempo
Never heard this band/song in my life
Nathan Kennedy
I think I'm playing songs wrong even on the air guitar 🤔
Nidrax Gaming
Sooo, Ewan McGregor after finishing being Obi-Wan became a guitar player 🤔
Odorlessfever 00
Ewan Mcgregor is a guitar youtuber now ?
Pablo Martínez Núñez
Obi Wan?
Paul Davids
Oh and by the way, I've been there too. I totally played Master of Puppets wrong back in the days until I really listened to the song again! Any songs you discovered you've been playing wrong the entire time?
Pim Schuller
Stak je nou je middelvinger op jho???
So to be precise it is not the guitarist who plays it wrong, it is the job of the band to enter on the write note. ;)
What happens to his hand at 4:27??
Red Pill Recording
Haven't read all 2,877 comments, but did anyone mention 'Crime of the Century' by Supertramp where the piano solo starting the second half of the song does not start on the beat? I kept wondering why the bass player came in at the 'wrong' time! Just curious.
Reuben Johnson
I was once in a cover band that had quite a bit of trouble nailing that timing when the band finally kicked in. I definitely remember a few times playing my bass notes on obviously the wrong beat for the guitar riff and it irked me severely.
Richard Cassel
|1+2+3+4+|REST-0-16-0-14 Is how I play it and imho I think sounds groovier and is easier to drum to, but it is in fact as you say on the 4.
Robert Allair
The intro to The Beatles’ Drive My Car confuses many, many people. It confused me too, for years, until finally I heard a live video where you can hear McCartney count the song in. The guitar intro begins on the “and-of-four”! Once you get this, it all falls into place. I have heard people say that the original Rubber Soul recording involves some sort of tape edit, which is why it is hard to figure out. Whether that’s true or not, it’s McCartney’s song, and when his band plays it these days, the guitar comes in on the and-of-four, and that’s good enough for me.
Dude, you're playing it wrong yourself too. Besides that you're skipping the slide from B (14) to E (12), you're picking extra B (9) on 6th string instead of E (0) by the end of 4th bar. Caleb even plays the riff that way in the video you showed. Oh, the irony. \nRegarding anacrusis, you can record the tab perfectly without it. The mistake all those beginner musicians make is that the rest of the band kicks in too early. It's a good example of people learning songs by blindly following the instructions that tabs provide rather than learning and improving by ear.
Schincarionka 10
Can you please make this title more vague?
School of Science 1878
Who cares, don't really matter
SchriveCore 27
THIS! This reminds me of that joke Fred Armisen made in \
Brother, I'm not going to lie, I'm lost as to the particular mistake being made. The only difference I could hear was the tempo was different for a few of them. I'm an autodidact guitarist, I say that with the loosest definition of the word, and play mostly by feel. I lack the skills to play other people's music most of the time so I write my own. Sometimes I add notes where another instrument was playing during a bar as well, so that could be my issue.
Sidney Nascimento
only for me that the title is in Portuguese?
Great Video! I am not the most prolific guitar player, but i have a good ear and very attentive to this kind of stuff. You know there are times you hear bands doing a song and you say hmmmm... It kind of sounds like it and wonder why it really doesn't. I generally use youtube to get a roundabout IDEA of how song should be played, but I listen to the tune intently and try to figure it out for myself. Guys like Paul Davids.. you can tell know there stuff. It's funny I first learned that riff on YOUTUBE on another channel and played it a bit with the original song and said hmmmm that's wrong...lol. Good Job Paul Davids!
Snehasis Goswami
Its like Architecture of Aggression of Megadeth.
SuckIt Up
It's the difference between a skilled musician or sound engineer and pretty much everyone else. While professionals agonize over the tiniest (and dare I say insignificant) details, much of the nuance of a piece is lost on the average listener. Not only would they lack the skill to notice the \
Tathagat Gaurav
4:28.... When you see it XD
The Campfire
As a musician, I've heard so many covers of this song, and was never really sure why they sounded funny. This is a great video
I used to play highway star wrong. I used to play the first note open strings .\n\n I never used Barre chords to play it though like in the movie school of Rock which drove me nuts.
Am I the only one that noticed that he blurred out his own accidental middle finger? 4:28
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This is why everyone should learn the basics of drumming. It helps you learn rhythm and to understand problems like this one in a different way.
Tommy Nico
You also played it wrong.
Trent Minter
I think the guitarist on the studio version just didn’t define the beat that well. Or the mix lowered that drone too low to hear the groove because on the recording it’s almost impossible not to feel the the C# as beat 1.
Tron Hennig
Yeah I think I have done the same thing on several songs. I may even be doing it now lol 😂. But listening to the actual artist does hold the key.
I stumbled upon this video, I have never heard this song in my entire life (hey, I'm 39, I live under a rock, etc.), I'm just a drummer, but I 'Liked' this video before I finished watching it because this is the kind of stuff that YouTube needs much more of. Thank you for doing this, Paul! I thoroughly enjoyed this entire video.\n\nIn defense of anyone who makes this mistake with *any* song, it is all in how you are hearing and interpreting the rhythm. I have been playing and making music on my drums for about 25 years (since the summer of '93), and I still make this mistake with songs on occasion. It just happens. I don't know how to describe *why* it happens though. Again, I think it's just all in how you are hearing and interpreting the rhythm. Even though I have 25 years of experience playing and making music as a drummer, I didn't hear what was wrong until you explained it. And, just as you demonstrated, it's still easy to hear the rhythm incorrectly.\n\nI have a recent example. I am helping out a local cover band. They do a couple of songs that they start off with *guitar only* in a reggae-style: I'm Yours by Jason Mraz, and The Tide is High by Blondie. Now, when they do their guitar-only intro, they are playing the correct notes, but it is very easy to hear and feel their beat incorrectly. That is, instead of hearing the guitar strumming as being on the up beats (which would be the correct way to hear and interpret it), I sometimes hear them only on the downbeats because of the way they're playing it. So, I have to force myself to say \
I’m always amazed about the number of guitarists that do not play the riff to smoke on the water correctly. It’s 4ths, starting on the open G and D strings folks, not starting on the 5th fret of the A and D strings (although these are technically the right notes), or fifths starting on the 3rd fret of the low E string. This is actually Occam’s razor applied to riffing - the simplest solution is correct.
Uriah Siner
I have no clue what’s going on. It all sounds the same to me..
Veeral Manek Drums
I mean technically it's probably the drummer that's wrong...
Xavier Smith
They're right. You're wrong.
Zack Bobby
As a Trumpet and Guitar player, the whole pick up bar thing is very obvious and common in my music. Trumpets are usually the melody, thus meaning we tend to have the more complex and moving rhythms. Pick up bars and pick up notes and different people playing in different time signatures and rhythms not lining up with measure counts describes like basically every single song I played in high school. I think this video brings to light a massive divide in the guitar world between those people that actually appreciate and understand music on a very fundamental level, and the guitar is just the instrument they frequently choose to express their emotions through their understanding of the musical language, and the \
Here's a guitar mystery for you to solve. Why has nobody since the studio recording of Master of Puppets played the section 3:52 to 4:47 correctly?
He censored his accidental middle finger I'm dying 😂
dr.Siluyanov Fomin
Hello I am from Russia. Tell me please, what excerpt from which song did you play here?
erickson nuyda
Aside from all the quality of insights i am learning from you man, i like all the jackets you're wearing. Keep teaching.
grant edwards
you are such a good teacher. There is a drum \
My favorite part was when you pointed to the guy in the first or second video and said “He knows it’s wrong”
i really like this guy. he seems like the kind of teacher to be patient and understanding even with a complete beginner
lol lol
Learning music is harder than an alien language....wish I could understand and play a guitar
Did you do the voice-over for the tape recorder scene in True Lies when Jamie Lee Curtis is dancing sexy? ;)
quarter_moon and_a_guitar
Did you ever consider that Kings of Leon may be playing it wrong and everyone else is right?
rheaume rube
HEY good stuff,, I was told years ago that i was playing my guitar all wrong , played in many band had loads of fun being good at being bad ,, even toured for 15 years ,some people even told me I was a good player { no ego here honest I'm no star ) far from it . I love the blues ect. still practice most day an hour or two but always get a kick from watching ''experts'' tell me how bad I'm playing ,,no problem I have learned on my own , my hero Is ROY BUCHANAN you may even have heard of him ,,,, even my girlfriend tells people I can sound like him ( wish i could really ) I try,, but hey I'll just keep practicing being bad and let you experts do your stuff ,,not being mean , and not too crazy about today's ummmmm music anyway !
sad hvacman
We’ve all done something similar. I once got in an argument with a guitar player that said I was starting a song in the wrong chord following its 8 bar intro, that I had played for years. When I finally shut up and listened to him and then played it again, I realized, damn he’s right. I sounded stupid playing it like that for years. Couldnt believe I had never heard what I was doing wrong.
This was a song I never bothered with but every time I seen the local bands cover it , it done my head in at the beginning and I couldnt quite nail down what they were doing wrong because I never bothered with the song myself. So I gave it a shot the other night and after a few strums at it started the 1st note on 4 because I actually felt the song . But I was still unsure why it sounded so weird to me the way all the local bands do this riff at the beginning. Came across this video and NOW I KNOW. Im very much self taught with a lot of bad habits and missing a lot of things due to never taking lessons but have a good ear and feel for a song. Thanks for that info :)
Глеб Дьячков
I didn't know I needed this video in my life