GeekDad Guitar Lesson: “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” by Blue Öyster Cult

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Keeping with October’s Halloween/Horror theme, this week we dissect the main riff from Blue Oyster Cult’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”. The riff gets its character by allowing open strings to ring against fretted notes and it is a bit of a challenge to play. One last thing, make sure to have someone play cowbell along with you. This song needs cowbell.

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