Every instrument has it's strengths and weaknesses. For instance, a dobro has no frets so it is able to slide around pitch centers expressively, like the human voice. However, even the greatest dobro players would be hard pressed to convincingly play a bebop head note for note. This week I wanted to teach the melody to Honey, You Don't Know My Mind playing to some of the guitar's strengths: sustain and the instrument's chordal nature. You'll see that a strict rendering of the vocal melody doesn't sound the best on guitar. This version of the melody, which can all be played with just a flatpick, implies both melody and chords.
p.s. One thing that I forgot to mention when filming: people play this tune with either a short or long pause on the 4 chord (C) during the instrumental (the pause is always long during the sung verses). The first week when I introduced the song I was playing the instrumentals with a long 4 chord. This week I'm playing them with a short 4 chord.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Honey You Don't Know My Mind
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Honey You Don't Know My Mind Solo
Loop 0:25 How to Solo and Play to the Guitar's Strengths
Loop 2:25 Breakdown of Solo - Mixing the Melody with Double Stops
Loop 12:43 Run-Through of Melody
Loop 13:09 Syncopating the D Chord Riff
Loop 14:24 Practice Loop of Solo (Note: Very Imporant to Watch Chris's Left Hand in the First Two Measures)
Loop 14:54 Closing Thoughts