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The Things I Used To Do

Lead Guitar, 1st Vocal Verse

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The Things I Used To Do > Lead Guitar, 1st Vocal Verse

Hi Folks,

This week we are working on the lead guitar around the vocal on the first verse. Guitar Slim's playing here is unique to say the least. First off he played with a capo on the first fret here for the key of F. So it's as if he were playing in open E. His simple lines are as gospel oriented as blues and his touch is light with his amp turned up. He is also playing with his fingers which creates a beautifully subtle but powerful sound with his P-90 equipped Les Paul. If you follow my instructions carefully you will eventually get the idea of how to reproduce the essence of Slim's sound. The use of a distortion devise is helpful to create that sound.

Remember now, a light touch using your fingers or thumb will do the trick here.






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues
Duke Robillard
guitar slim
The Things That I Used To Do

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 1:06 Getting the Guitar Slim Sound and Tone

Loop 3:05 Breakdown of Melody to The Things I Used To Do

Loop 9:22 Practice Loop w Metronome

Loop 10:24 Ideas to Add Depth

Loop 12:32 Practice Loop w Additional Ideas (Verse 2 Transcribed)


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 14:24 Duke's Thoughts on Guitar Slim as an Artist

Loop 16:02 Closing Thoughts






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Tom K.
Tom K. Aug 31, 2016

Knew I heard that opening chord before . Play it in G and you have  "Blues For Eddie Jones " . Cool !!

Tom K.
Tom K. Aug 26, 2016

Nice . Thanks Duke .

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Aug 28, 2016

Thank you Tom!

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