Jay-Z – Death of Auto-Tune (Riff Tab)

jay-z ukulele tab


When Ben Lee’s in trouble he asks himself, “What Would Jay-Z Do?” After seeing how he handled Glastonbury, it’s certainly sage advice. But I prefer Jomes’s suggestion that we ask ‘What would Ken Middleton do?

D.O.A. samples Janko Nilovic & Dave Sucky’s In the Space but this riff isn’t so much a sample as a complete reconstruction. A quick noodle at the beginning of the song is cut up and stapled together to create one of the best riffs around.

When Jay-Z wrote this song he obviously hadn’t heard Carl Sagan’s A Glorious Dawn.

Part of the Guitar Riffs for Ukulele series.

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  1. Henry Silva June 1st, 2010 11:04 am

    what do hte arrows with full written above them mean

  2. Woodshed June 6th, 2010 12:14 pm

    Henry: They’re bends.

  3. phoenix July 11th, 2011 6:27 pm

    how do you play the end of the 2nd and 3th bar?

  4. Woodshed July 14th, 2011 7:16 am

    phoenix: They’re hammer-ons and pull-offs.

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