A tutorial showing you how to play, and analyzing, the riff from Nas’s “N.Y. State of Mind”, which samples Joe Chambers’s “Mind Rain”. Part of my series showing you how to play every riff from Illmatic. Click the image below to download the PDF.
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Hi, I'm Benedict Westenra, and I'm here to help you learn music like a language.
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