Hi Folks, here we are on our second lesson for "That's Alright." We work on the second verse as Jimmy Rogers played it in his Chess recording. Very simple low string pattern but now we add in the little fill that's a hammer on the first fret from open G then quickly up to a high open E. This fill is a classic subtle fill that works with many Chicago blues songs and acts as a little break between either 1 or 2 measure units to make a more interesting flow. Then I demonstrate quite a few variations of riffs that you could use if you want to dress it up a bit more. Also if there are 2 guitarists playing one may want to use a few of these parts to offset the simple bass line part. But keep in mind simple is often best in this sort of blues.
Enjoy! DukeTopics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
That's Alright background listening: Jimmy Rodgers
loop @ 1:12 review of turnaround
loop @ 2:32 second verse breakdown (first guitar)
loop @ 4:28 second verse breakdown (second guitar)
loop @ 11:16 getting the right sound and style with your fingers
loop @ 12:17 second chorus all the way through, bringing all the ideas together