dave lemont

dave lemont
Dave Lemont commented on: Guitar Rag Chords and Main Section Feb 09, 2015

are you saying that it is one measure and they are 16th notes

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Feb 10, 2015

Hi Dave --- yes.  

That said, I think it's better to think of it (and practice it) as base rhythm with a melody over it.  I would suggest starting with just the base and sing the melody.  Corey suggests this method in several lessons on the site and it's very effective.   Jerry also teaches this way.

I hope that helps.

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Feb 20, 2015

Greetings Dave...yes.  Try focusing on the bass line first and listen to where the chord changes are.  Before I learn a tune I usually listen to it several times before I start to learn it.  The tune MUST be in your mind first, so try not to think about 8th or 16th notes since when you know the tune inside and out and can sing all the parts in your head this becomes irrelevant.  Also pay attention to the alternating bass.  Thanks for your question an I look forward to you posting a video.

dave lemont
Dave Lemont commented on: Guitar Rag Chords and Main Section Feb 08, 2015

the second measure seems to have 8 beats...am i missing something

 

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Feb 09, 2015

Hi Dave --- we've updated the tab and chord chart.  We decided to keep it as 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and for the beats.  

The best way to learn it is to sing the tune / melody as Corey does in the video.  Eventually your fingers will start instinctively going to the melody when you sing or even think of the notes.  It's really cool (and powerful) if you can stick with it.

 
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