This week we a start on the classic Guitar Slim blues "TheThings That I Used To Do" as always we start with the rhythm guitar. in this tune it's very important to keep the rhythm simple and consistent. We have plenty of time to dig into the wild guitar stuff. But without the 12/8 rhythm feel going consistently the song falls on its face. There is a very simple turn around use d throughout the song and it must be played as taught here. The horn line, which is often played by the bass locks in the the rhythm guitar or piano to create a solid foundation for the vocal and lead guitar. So learn the rhythm correctly and next week we learn the first vocal verse guitar that plays around the voice. I also show how to go about getting the raw Guitar Slim sound. Its gonna be a fun one.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
The Things That I Used To Do
Loop 0:55 Breakdown of Rhythm to The Things I Used To Do
Loop 5:20 3 Chorus Practice Loop
Loop 8:05 Building Up the Rhythm
Loop 10:15 How To End the Song
Loop 11:07 Closing Thoughts