Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

High and Dry

Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

High and Dry

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Words and music by Thorn Yorke, Jonathan Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Edward O'Brien, and Philip Selway

Although UK band Radiohead initially hit it big in the States with its 1993 debut album Pablo Honey and die anthemic single "Creep," it was not until the release of 1995's The Bends that die band would begin to garner die critical praise and fervent fan base that it has enjoyed ever since. Like die song that made them an overnight sensarion, "High and Dry" melds a strummed acoustic guitar part with crunchy electric overlay.

"High and Dry" begins with the trademark key-of-E intro riff shown below. To get the right sound, make a G* octave on die fifth and diird strings witn your fretting-hand index and middle fingers (on die 11th and 13th frets, respectively). Take care to damp the fourth string by adjusting the angle of your index finger slighdy toward die treble, but allow the open first and second strings to ring. …

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