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Licks and Riffs: Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells  
 

Licks & Riffs : Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells

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In this riff lesson we'll look at creating some patterns in the style of the famous 'Exorcist' theme. The style of the riff is influenced by the Modern Classical Music style known as Minimalism - short rhythmic patterns repeated and varied over and over. If you like this kind of music, check out composers like Steve Reich, Phillip Glass and John Adams.

Let's get started with this pattern first in 7/8:

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Now have a go at moving the accented notes. Here we've made a kind of downward pattern:

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Sheet Music to buy



Movie Piano Solos Piano Solo Mixed Folio (Intermediate to advanced piano arrangements with no lyrics). Size 9x12 inches. 80 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (311675)
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The Movie Fake Book - 3rd Edition C Edition. Fake Book (Includes melody line and chords). Size 9x12 inches. 448 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (240033)
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Sheet Music to buy by Mike Oldfield





Tubular Bells By Mike Oldfield. For piano. Film/TV; Halloween. Piano. 6 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music

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