The complete original song, "Risking my Life (Fighting the Snake)," can be found at http://www.myspace.com/snakehouse
The rhythm is the first thing you want to tackle here. To help us out, lets look at two full measures of 16th notes, then we'll take a look at how we're dividing them.
Start by counting
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
Now try accenting the bold notes
e + a 2 e +
a 3 e + a 4
e + a 1 e +
a 2 e + a 3
e + a 4
e + a
It might be easy at first, or it might be horrendously difficult. The next step is to learn the line. This page shows two guitar tracks simultaneously, while the harmony is on the second sequence
, for a grand total of, thats right, 3 voices!
Use your first and 3rd fingers mainly for the 2nd string ascent, once you get to the straight 16th notes, you use your 1st, 3rd and 4th fingers for the Cmaj7 arpeggio, and the same fingers (but different, tricky position) for the B7 arpeggio.
This song will hopefully make an appearance in Samuel L. Jackson's new film, Snakes on a Plane. Maybe the soundtrack, maybe, the DVD, maybe as an easter egg, who knows. Just remember one thing-
BRING DOWN THE SNAKE!