Below is the lesson for “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes.
What do you get when you add an iconic riff + a simple beat? The best “garage rock” song ever! This arrangement makes use of Slaps and Taps to create a backbeat on beats 2 and 4. This backbeat is applied throughout the entire piece (except for part of the Intro and Outro).
The most difficult part of this arrangement lies in the synchronization of these hits with the notes and chords. In both lessons (part 1 and 2), we will cover a few ways to help make this easier.
* Note: If you wish to make this arrangement easier, simply leave out the backbeats.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson