PLAY­ING TIPS

Guitar Techniques - - Play: Rockabilly -

[Bars 40-53] Here we have the in­fec­tious cho­rus sec­tion. The gui­tar stays with the same palm muted riff of the verses, pro­gress­ing into a cool, snappy triplet fill in bars 44- 45, which es­sen­tially as­cends through a suc­ces­sion of tri­ads, pro­duc­ing quite a clas­sic blues sound­ing re­sult, al­beit one de­liv­ered at break­neck speed. [Bars 54- 67] The first solo of the track starts out in 10th po­si­tion, mix­ing the mi­nor and ma­jor pen­ta­tonic to great ef­fect. Bar 57 we move down to 7th po­si­tion, which is per­fect for the D ma­jor pen­ta­tonic, as this is the same po­si­tion as you’d play B mi­nor pen­ta­tonic (the rel­a­tive mi­nor) and thus con­sti­tutes a po­si­tion and shape most gui­tarists will be fa­mil­iar with. The re­peated lick from 57-59 is a lit­tle more chal­leng­ing and I rec­om­mend ap­ply­ing econ­omy pick­ing to suc­cess­fully ex­e­cute this lick at speed, us­ing the pick strokes sug­gested, or al­ter­na­tively by per­form­ing three con­sec­u­tive down­strokes; from the F through to the B note.

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