In this first lesson on this classic tune by Jimmy Reed we will focus on learning the intro and the basic rhythm to get started. If you listen to the original you may notice that it is in the key of A (Jimmy Reed used a capo and played in E position). The version I play here is in E but you are welcome to capo it to any key that works for you. I have tried to adapt the song here to a solo acoustic style, even though the original is with a full band. Of course, this is a great tune to play with harmonica, either on a rack like Jimmy Reed or with a friend.
I hope that you enjoy this one.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Bright Lights Big City
Loop 0:26 Run-Through of Bright Lights Big City
Loop 2:56 Intro Breakdown
Loop 6:32 Rhythm Breakdown
Loop 10:23 Closing Thoughts