We’ve got a new song coming your way this week: “The Likes of Me” by the incredible Jerry Reed. Jerry Reed was a true guitar player’s guitar player and he had a very brilliant and unusual sense of harmony and color. He didn’t really present this via his wild persona, but to me he was always the thinking man’s country guitar player. Very sophisticated.
This song includes some chord changes that are outside the norm: we have a b7, a b6 chord and a b3 chord (that’s flat 7, flat 6, etc). We’ll discuss where these came from and some bigger picture structures (like the mixolydian mode) that can help you contextualize them. Also it’s just a great song.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of The Like of Me
Loop 2:35 Breakdown of Chords and Rhythm
Loop 17:33 Closing Thoughts