Acoustic Guitar Dissects Sunny War’s “No Reason”
Acoustic Guitar recently explored the riff that fuels Sunny War’s hit song “No Reason.” The site explains, “War plays ‘No Reason’ in the key of G major, with a fourth-fret capo transposing it to B. The song is based on a curious riff that, with its pull-off ornaments and static harmony, has a non-Western vibe. At the same time, a steady root-fifth bass pattern connects the riff to the Travis picking tradition.” If you’re a guitarist, you may want to check out the rest of the article here.
“No Reason” is on Anarchist Gospel, which peaked on the NACC Top 200 at #15 and was perched on the top of the NACC Folk Chart for five weeks. If you missed the album, get it started at your station now!