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How To Play "Hocus Pocus" by Focus

 

Hi in this lesson we look at the song "Hocus Pocus" performed by the 70's Dutch progresive rock band Focus.

 

The song can be broken down into 3 sections, The main riff starts of with a pedal tone riff played over the A string. Then followed by some interesting Chords more reminicant of a Jazz progression than a rock song. Here is the tab for the opening sequence.

 

Focus Hocus Pocus main riffpro

 

Here are the chords for the first part of the main riff

Em7 Fmaj7 Cmaj7 Bbmaj7 E79

Here is the tab for the end part of the main riff

Focus Hocus Pocus pre chorus

 

Now we have the yodelling section that uses major and minor descending arpeggios

 

Gary Hoey Hocus Pocus guitar pro

 

Final part is the ascending double stop bending. To play this you bend the note on the B string up until it is the same pitch as the note on the E string.

 

Gary Hoey Hocus Pocus bend sectionguitar pro

 

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