Outstanding, Duke, and that's a very pretty guitar.
Love that 6/9 chord you throw in in the last verse.
I didn't know Jerry was such a pungent lyricist--just knew him as a picker. Thanks!
Oh yeah, Jerry was so great. It's a little goofy, but I also love Amos Moses!
According to Wikipedia, '"Under the Double Eagle" (German: "Unter dem Doppeladler'"), Op. 159, is a 1902 march written by J.F. Wagner.' You called it!
That’s funny, Jeff! You get lucky every now and then!
Beauty, Chris--did you use a 000 because a dreadnought's growl might become overpowering?
To be honest, I just love that little 000 and love to play it when I can! But small bodied guitars can be surprising - I’ve played 00-28s that had as much or more power and “growl’ than some pretty powerful D-28s.
That's the stuff--thanks!
Hi, guys--looks like the pdf from last week is still up.
Hi Jeff - thanks for letting us know. Should now be fixed - can you let me know if it works for you? Thanks.
Great job, Chris and Diana! Could one keep thinking "B harmonic minor" over the Em chord, too?
Hi Jeff, yes, you could definitely keep thinking B harmonic minor over the E minor chord. You’ll just want to make sure that you resolve the tension that that scale brings in a place that feels righteous. That could be at the E minor or it could be over the B minor that follows immediately after, or you could get crazy and keep the tension going all the way until you get to the D major at the very end of the form. Remember, these scales are just tools for you to experiment and play with. Also remember that you can get away with playing ANYTHING over ANYTHING if you set it up and sell it well.
Great stuff, as usual, Chris! Is the counterpoint in this piece something that you or Julian would plan in advance, or does this come to you in the moment?
That counterpoint is really just embedded in the chords and melody, both of which were written by Julian and Margaret Glaspy. So usually they would be spread across 2 guitars, but it's fun to play them both at the same time and it happens to sound beautiful as well!
Hey, Mike--not sure if everyone's got this problem, but "Bass Runs" and "Soloing and Playing to..." are the same exact lessons for me.
Hi Jeff -- great find and you're absolutely right.
All fixed. Thanks for letting us know.
Another beauty, Chris! BTW, you and Julian and Aoife were great in Lexington, KY a few weeks ago. Inspiring.
Hola, guys--the pdf is of a previous tune.
Hi Jeff --- yes, our mistake --- thanks for letting us know. All fixed.
Will you have the pdf for the Tony solo?
Hi Jeff --- thanks for letting us know. All fixed.
Crushed those last two choruses, Duke, really great.
Dynamite. Love it when you crack yourself up on the breaks.
Love this tune and arrangement, Duke--what's that beautiful blonde guitar?
It's a JW Murphy. Check out his website. Duke
Beautiful, Chris. I think I read somewhere that you studied with Tony Rice? Is his use of blues scale for soloing on major bluegrass stuff unique, or an extension of something Clarence White was doing?
Hi Jeff, yes, Tony was my mentor for a few formative years in my late-teens/early 20s. I feel very fortunate to have had that experience. He is a very special person.
Yes, I would agree that Tony's use of bluesy notes was an extension of somethig that Clarence White did from time to time, although Tony took it much further to the point where much of his improvising language was based on it.
Great job, as usual, Chris--if you ever play consecutive triplets, would you do down-up-down/down-up-down or down-up-down/up-down-up ? Do you find either way easier to keep rhythm together?
When playing triplets I will almost always have either a hammer on or pull off embedded inside so that I don't have to do two really fast downstrokes in a row. I'll go deep in triplets and picking in a future lesson.
Chris, that was a beautiful performance--thanks for the music and the knowledge!
Duke-- At about 1:50 in this video you show a doubled g-note lick and reference Johnny Watson using it--is there a tune of his you remember where he used this? Thanks!
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