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Mean Mother Blues

Intro Breakdown

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Mean Mother Blues > Intro Breakdown

Hello All!

This week we will be looking at the intro that I play on the Mean Mother Blues. It’s very much based upon Mike Auldridge’s great dobro intro for this tune from countless live Seldom Scene recordings that I used to listen to when I was young (once I decided that my dad’s band was actually cool :-). Check out a prime example of Mike playing it here:

(That whole show is great…)

The idea behind my arrangement of this intro was to use Mike’s melody, but with embellishments that can only be done on the guitar (like chords under the melody).






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Intro


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 0:28 Breakdown of Intro

Loop 16:00 Slow Practice Loop of Intro

Loop 16:33 Closing Thoughts

Loop 17:30 Rhythm Practice Loop





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Kip Marchetti
Kip Marchetti Jun 02, 2019


Working on Mean Mother Blues opening and chords run through video. Been having a problem uploading to sonic junction for some reason and not sure why. Hopefully this works. The next couple of lessons are more than challenging for me (no surprise) but still trying to tackle it at much slower speeds as is this video. I think the song works a little slower than Chris plays it anyway but there you go.



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