Chris Eldridge

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Butter and Eggs


Hello from Japan!

This week I’m showing you the solo that I played on Butter and Eggs from Avalon, the first record that Julian Lage and I made together. We’ll see some of the same scales that were discussed last week being put to use. Also, we’ll talk a bit about the importance of a flow of ideas, one to the next.






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Butter and Eggs Solo


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 0:37 Breakdown of Butter and Eggs Solo

Loop 23:19 Closing Thoughts





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Torgeir Jorem
Torgeir Jorem Oct 15, 2018

Thank you, Enslah! Yes, it is a Strand. 00-12, beautiful guitar and joyful to play!

Torgeir Jorem
Torgeir Jorem Oct 09, 2018

Seeing this again, I realize that I got the rythm on the solo part wrong. I'll work on that!

Chris Eldridge
Chris Eldridge Oct 29, 2018

Hi Torgeir,

First of all, I have to agree with Enslah, that is a beautiful sounding guitar and you're really making it sing on this tune. I particularly liked how lyrical you were with the slides around 0:06. You are correct in noticing that the rhythm is a bit off. I suggest making your own rhythm guitar track and then try playing the solo along to that (I just used Garageband on my iPad). This will help keep you honest with the phrasing and it'll also allow you to focus on just playing good solid rhythm for a bit, which is something that will benefit anyone.



Torgeir Jorem
Torgeir Jorem Oct 09, 2018

Hello Chris! Here is my solo version of butter and eggs. This is such a beautiful guitar song, thanks to both you and Julian Lage.

This has been a enjoyable lesson, although i got confused with the different scales you used. D-pentatonic and b-minor for the most? This is still way over my theory level. Anyway, it has got me started trying to learn pentatonic scales on different parts of the fretboard (also inspirered by the Old Grimes lesson).

I did some small mistakes the last ten seconds, the end part is really difficult with a 12-fret gitar! 


Asbjørn Oct 15, 2018

Strand guitar? It sounds beautiful! 

bryan Nov 19, 2017

So insanely cool. This is such a great lesson. Thanks Chris!

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