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In this video lessons different Guitar Control instructors, will give you a glimpse on how to play your “Favorite Songs from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s Song Collection”.
1st Part Teaser
Hey, it’s Will Ripley with Guitar Control; let’s break down “Good Times Bad Times” by Led Zeppelin.
Right off the Intro, we’re going to grab this e power chord, what actually sounds really cool here and questionable if they actually did this on the recording or live, but I think you’ll agree this is probably one of the biggest sounding chords out there.
Using a power chord seven nine and nine, going on strumming all six strings. It’s a very resonant powerful sounding chord. I really like to start the song out like, three, four, two, and three, and four, two, and three, and four.
So, as the drum fill always kind of initiate the actual start of the song, we hit that one more time after the drum fell. This is a pretty tricky riff, we got to hit that that chord, then we go down to our d major chord this shape right here, you can see my third finger is barred across d, g, and b strings. So I hit those first three strings and then go back to the d string and up to the g string again.
What you want to do, is actually palm mute this chord a little bit and that’s happening with my right hand. So I’ve got my right hand planted on this bridge, but I just bring it forward slightly, I just bring that hand forward just millimetre by millimetre, just a little bit of a time until you get that nice muffled bassy sound, that’s the first part of that riff, and the tricky part here is switching fingers, I start with my second finger on the fifth fret of that a string. We play this triad here, so we got the fifth fret, fourth fret of the d seventh fret of the d, then fourth fret of the a, from here it’s pretty easy to remember because all you have to do is ascend one for a time.
2nd Part Teaser
What a tune man, “Beast of Burden”. This is Jon McLennan, I love Keith Richards guitar playing, a great example of how well he plays the Rhythm Guitar. To do this kind of record, I’m taking a b triad seven, eight, nine, and putting my thumb on the seventh fret lining up with my first finger. I play that chord and take my third finger and hammer down into the e. Still, the b in the bass, so it’s like a b to an, e over b and then you go back to the b, then you move this chord two frets higher and making it minor, so the way you do this is to lower the note one fret and then you go, and this is Classic Keith Richards.
What he is doing, is taking an e shape or you could either go e like this, and hammer the whole thing or sometimes you could add a nine chord which looks like this, and hammer your third finger. You can even get the a string in there sometimes, you’ll just hit one note and then put the chord like that.
3rd Part Teaser
Darrin Goodman here of Guitar Control, now let’s take a look at “End of the Line” by the Traveling Wheel Berries. Other than the little Intro that I just played, it’s a fairly easy song and the intro is not that hard either, so let’s get a close up look on what we have in there.
For this Intro we start off by just taking the d major shape and move it up, your first finger is going to be on the seventh fret of the third string, and your second finger on the seventh fret of the first string, your third finger on the eighth fret of the second string, and then the fourth string is open. So we’ve got down, up, down, and then we move down to d. We just move that shape down so your first and second finger on the second fret and your third fingers on the third fret, then we move back up again, move up a whole step so your first and second finger on the ninth fret and your third finger on the tenth fret, and then you move your first finger up one fret so you’re on the tenth fret, and you’re going to bar your first finger across the first and second string of the 10th fret and then your second finger will be on the 11th fret of the third string.
Then we come back to the first fret of the seventh fret of the first chord, so you’re first and second finger at the seventh fret back to nine one here. Now we cap and bar across the twelfth fret of the first three strings, and then go back to that d shape again. Now we’re at first and second finger at the 14th fret third fingers at the 15th fret, so that second sequence is so the whole intro.
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