PLAY­ING TIPS

Guitar Techniques - - PLAY: BLUES-ROCK -

[Bars 83-105] De­spite be­ing a fab­u­lous slide player him­self, Dickey Betts plays this in stan­dard tun­ing. It’s a great study in solo­ing con­tour, with some ex­cit­ing bends com­ing at the end of plenty of melodic de­vel­op­ment. No­tice also how there are loads of quar­ter- note triplet rhythms. As well as feel­ing this rhythm, it’s a good idea to re­ally con­cen­trate on the down­beat on beat two where you’re not play­ing, as this will help avoid any rush­ing.

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