Jack Bruce passed away this past weekend and I wanted to honor him by presenting a couple of his great contributions to guitar lick-dom. The first song and lick is the Cream classic White Room.
The opening of this song is an essential riff on the D chord that has been copied and re-imagined by countless other groups.
It is a descending bass pattern that breaks up the D chord.
Here is the White Room riff in notation and Tab.
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