This week we’re going to take a detailed look at Tony Rice’s intro to “Last Thing On My Mind” from his iconic Church Street Blues record. As is the case with all of Tony’s guitar arrangements, the thing that makes it sound so good and unique is his blending of melody with chords, kind of like Mother Maybelle Carter on steroids. Another important element is the way that he utilizes sweeps and rest strokes to make the music more dynamically interesting. We’re going to look at these things here.
Hope you enjoy!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Introduction
Loop 0:17 Breakdown of Chords and Rhythm
Loop 17:42 Practice Loop (Slow and At Tempo)
Loop 18:30 Closing Thoughts and Outro