What a catchy song.
Great song, great performance! That is the first hit of Police, one that got them to stars!
Very nice lesson man! I really like the fact that you added the vocal melody, that helps a lot Very cool playing man
excellent work Gerardo.
Awesome, the song sounds great even without vocals!
Great song. I once did this in high school with a band.
I forgot the chord this is a very good lesson to learn this
Cool cover Gerardo!
amazing lesson! a very catchy song indeed! great chords and very well put together.
i love this song gerardo! good choice!
maybe you can do message in a bottle?, that's a tricky riff!
Well done Gera!
Thanks everyone, I´m a Police fan so I´m so happy to be able to do this song.
Great cover Gerardo... A classic that we can not like..
Great work, Gerardo!
Really a nice job, Gerardo! Not only electricity now, but four strings! Nice man! Great lesson and great video production man. Very instructional.
Beautiful song and perfect playing Gerardo! Great lesson!
really good job man! a lot of great work in this one! congrats!
A Classic played perfectly!. Awesome work Gerardo!
Your covers are awesome, Gerardo!
Great job Gerardo!
one of my fave songs from the Police, great lesson!
Hello everyone, today I bring this great song by The police Roxanne from the album "Outlandos d'Amour" (1978). It is a double lesson as the bass part is also included.
In this song the guitar part may be the most static part but still its great. The particular placement of the bass, the great drumming and the freely singing makes this song a classic.
The guitar part for intro, bridge, verse and pre-chorus is an adaptation of the Freddie Green style comping to this fusion style where jazz, punk and reggae are mixed.
The chorus has a punk groove but the vocals are in antiphonal texture (question-answer) much more frequent in reggae than punk.
The structure for the song is:
Intro: (2 + 8 measures) Measures 1-10
Verse: (2 x 8 measures) Measures 11-18 and 19-26
Pre-chorus: (2 x 4 measures) Measures 27-34
Chorus: 12 measures. Measures 35-46.
Bridge: (2x 2 measures) Measure 47-50
Verse: (2 x 8 measures) Measures 51-58 59-66
Pre-chorus: (2 x 4 measures) Measures 67-70
Chorus: 12 measures repeating and fading -off. 71-..............
Bass is tuned to the left and guitar can be heard on the right channel.