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Lenny Kravitz-

³Rock and Roll is Dead²

Transcribed by Bryan Pero(perob@willow.uml.edu)

Well these are just all the basic Led Zeppelinish riffs in the
song and how they fit with the lyrics. I have most of the
solo figured out and I¹ll post it later, if you really want
it.

Intro/Rythym figure 1.(ryth.fig.1. is intro w/out muted strum


and slide from 17th fret). This is two guitars playing
together(L.Kravitz and Craig Ross) arranged for one guitar:

-Palm Mute-
E--------------------------------------------------------
B--X-X-X----------------------------------X/17-17-17-17--
G--X-X-X----------------------------------X/17-17-17-17--
D--X-X-X----------------3-----------------X/17-17-17-17--
A--X-X-X-------------3^5--5^3-------------X/17-17-17-17--
E---------17\--3-4-5----------5^3--3-4-5-----------------

Before each verse Ryth.fig.1. ends with this little riff


(ending on either D or E). There are 2 guitar parts. So,
again, this comes right after you play rthy.fig.1. and are
about to go into a verse:

Gtr.1
A G D or E (let the D and E chords sustain)
E--------2-----4--
B--2-----3--or-5--
G--2-----2-----4--
D--2--------------
A-----------------
E-----3-----------

Gtr.2
A G D or E (let D and E sustain)
E------------------
B------------------
G------------------
D------------------
A--------5---or-7--
E--5--3------------

Fill #1 (this occurs mainly right after a verse, before


Ryth.fig.1 is played)
E---------------------
B---------------------
G---------------------
D---------3-----------
A--5~-3-5---5^3-------
E---------------5-3---
Rythym fig. 2 (played during solo with ryth.fig.1)
E-------------------------------
B-------------------------------
G------------3------------------
D--------3-5---5^3--------------
A--3-4-5-----------5-3--3-4-5---
E-------------------------------

Variation on ryth.fig.1.(towards and at end of song)


E---------------------------------
B---------------------------------
G---------------------------------
D-----------3---------------------
A--------3^5--5^3-----------------
E--3-4-5----------5^3--3-3-4-4-5--

Fill #2(after vaariation on ryth.fig 1.)


E---------------
B---------------
G--3------------
D----5-3--------
A-------5-3-----
E-----------5---

Lyrics w/riffs:

D fill #1
rythfig1.end on D
You think you¹re on top of the world but it¹s really over

D
fill#1 rth.fig 1.
Runnin¹ round with diamond rings and coke spoons that are
overflowin¹

Rythfig.1 end on E
Rock and Roll is dead

E fill#1
Rtyhfig 1.
All the money in the world can¹t buy you from the place you¹re
going to

Ryth.fig.1 end on D
Oooh Yeah Rock and Roll is dead (3x)

D fill#1
R.fig1.end on D
You can¹t even sing or play an instrument you just scream
instead, ooh yeah!

D fill#1.
rtyfig1.
You¹re living for an image so you¹ve got 500 women in your bed

Ryth.fig.1. end on E
Ooh Yeah, Rock and Roll is dead
E
fill#1
But it¹s real hard to be yourself when you¹re living with
those demons in your

ryhfig.1 ryth.fig.1.
Head, Ooh Yeah, Rock and Roll is dead

Gutiar Solo (w/ryth.fig 1 and 2 end w/fill#1)

Ryth.fig.1.
Rock and Roll is dead

Repeat with Variation on Ryth.fig.1. and fill #2

End on Variation of Ryth.fif.2.

That¹s it!

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