Chic – Good Times/Rapper’s Delight (Riff Tab)



“Hey, they took my riff, made it a whole lot better and introduced it to a new generation. Sue them!”

The picking on this one is quite tricky. I’m playing the first half of it bass-style – alternate picking with index and middle fingers. But switching to using thumb and middle finger for the second half. Also, keep the notes in bars one and three short by muting the strings with your fretting hand shortly after you’ve played them.

Part of the Guitar Riffs for Ukulele series.

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  1. cardboardfrog October 18th, 2009 3:04 pm

    excellent riff, i’d say its pretty important to mute the first open notes almost immediately after you’ve plucked them, it certainly makes it work on bass although with uke sustain… maybe doesn’t matter.
    good work mr Woodshed

  2. Woodshed October 18th, 2009 3:10 pm

    cbf: Yeah, I should probably add that to the post.

  3. Woodshed October 18th, 2009 3:11 pm

    cbf: Done. Ta.

  4. Sunny Jim October 18th, 2009 5:36 pm

    I said a hip hop the hippie the hippie
    to the hip hip hop, and you do stop
    Try to mute those open strings
    Play it slow til you get it to flow
    Dat da dope dat Uke Hunt brings…

    …Or something like that. Good work Woodshed. Any chance of more hip-hop riffery pretty please? Hows about De La Soul’s 3 is the Magic Number?

    Peace, MC (Middle Class) Sunny J

  5. Woodshed October 19th, 2009 6:51 pm

    Sunny Jim: Thanks for the giggle. Not sure how much more hip hop there’ll be. Jay-Z got a big, fat zero comments.

  6. Dan October 20th, 2009 1:09 pm

    I loved the J-Zed one, and this.

    Top work!

  7. Woodshed October 20th, 2009 9:28 pm

    Dan: Thanks.

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