James Bond Theme Guitar Riff.
Monty Norman has been credited with writing the “James Bond Theme”, and has received royalties from it since 1962. For Dr. No, the tune was arranged by John Barry, who went on to compose the soundtracks for eleven James Bond films. The theme tune was originally played by English guitarist, Victor Harold “Vic” Flick. Flick continued to contribute to the James Bond soundtracks from the 1960s through the late 1980s.
What better than to pretend you are the coolest secret service agent on the planet (who can also play guitar) by learning the classic James Bond Theme that is synonymous with all of these films.
Once you have played the opening chord and sultry beginning piece, the main riff will definitely test the accuracy of your picking hand, with all the notes being played on the low E, A, and D strings.
Also, you can experiment with the sound by picking the notes of the main riff near to the bridge so create a more authentic (trebbly) sound when using your acoustic or electric guitar. Something you can deploy when playing other pieces… and all without adding any special effects!
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