Tony Rice has a very personal and idiomatic soloing style. He has created a quick and agile, but bluesy and funky vocabulary that known, at least a little, to all bluegrass guitar players. I once heard someone say that there were two types of bluegrass guitar players - those who were trying to sound exactly like Tony Rice, and those who were really trying hard not to sound like Tony Rice. No matter which camp you are in, you have to reckon with Tony Rice and his ubiquitous contributions.
This week we're going to look at his first "solo" on Gold Rush and start to decode some of his vocabulary.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Gold Rush Solo AABB
Loop 0:44 Tony Rice Style Improvisation
Loop 4:14 Breakdown of Tony Rice Style Gold Rush A Part Solo
Loop 13:55 Breakdown of Tony Rice Style Gold Rush 2nd A Part Solo
Loop 18:00 A Part Practice Loop
Loop 18:29 B Part Variation Breakdown
Loop 19:35 B Part Practice Loop
Loop 21:48 Closing Thoughts