"Do It Again" is a song by American jazz-rock group Steely Dan, which was released as a single from their debut 1972 album Can't Buy A Thrill. The single version differed from the album version, shortening the intro, outro and two instrumental sections of the song.
Released in 1972, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 18, 1972 and reached #6 on the US charts in 1973.
On the 1972 release, the song was credited as "Trad" (for traditional), although it was actually written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.
Guitar - 7. Swamp Shack (Louisiana)
Bass - 12. Strutter's Farm (Kentucky)
Drums - 7. Strutter's Farm (Kentucky)
Vocals - 2. Pang Tang Bay (Hong Kong)
Band - 5. Swamp Shack (Louisiana)
The original version of Do It Again is in the key of G minor, with Donald Fagen on lead vocals. The song uses a large amount of syncopation in the vocal melody, not particularly common in rock music of the time.
The song was among the first in popular music to include an organ solo featuring a pitch-shifting technique. The tune also has a electric sitar solo by Denny Dias. It was also featured in the 2008 video game Guitar Hero World Tour.
Lead is much more difficult than bass. There are more double notes, split chords, and hammer ons. The 90-second guitar solo always proves to be the most difficult part of the song because the verses and choruses are always simpler.
The bass for this song is not too hard. The beginning should be easy to go through, but you may mess up in the first verse. The second verse is mostly alternating Green and Orange Notes with a few Red, Yellow, and Blue Notes in between. At the end of the song, there is one final verse and chorus riff that you should keep going with. If you keep at it, this riff will be like any of the others from earlier in the song.
This song should be easy to get a good percentage on. The notes are easy to hit, except for the choruses. There is also a 90-second guitar solo, which means there's a break in the middle of the song for the singer, as well as the final solo-verse riff.
This song is pretty easy on Drums, especially on lower levels (Medium and below). On all levels, the initial drum riff from the intros is similar throughout the entire song. All in all, the drums for this song is simple, but repetitive.
Note: This song is 5:55 (minutes), so you'll have to play the main riff or a variant or two of it for almost 6 minutes.