Pretty much every would-be rocker of a certain age knows the opening riff to Deep Purple’s classic “Smoke On the Water”.
DUHN DUHN DUN, DUHN DUHN, DAH DUHN…
Fortunately, playing this riff on an open G “GDG” cigar box guitar is so darn simple it only takes one finger! In this video lesson, I walk you through how to do it, with simple tablature notation provided as well.
And hey, once you have the opening riff down, the rest of the song is just a bunch of notes and rhythm and stuff, no problem easy-peasy. Does anyone even know how the rest of the song goes? I’m not sure I do.
So grab your CBG and give this riff a try today!