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FDP Forum / The Chop Shop / What's the guitar doing in Tell Me Mama - Little Walter

windmill
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Nov 21st, 2016 05:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Keen to know what the guitar is doing in the verses of this tune.

Any help would be much appreciated



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Nov 22nd, 2016 04:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Do you mean the descending run in the background off the 145 turnaround? The one that sounds like a bass line on guitar? Then goes down to an G chord type pattern (pentatonic)?

The original recording is better. Turn this up loud: listen closely

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnRi5oy4-b4

Now if you want to see someone playing sorta close to it, look at this video but NOT at the lead singer, but the Strat guy to the left. You'll see that descending pattern. And he later adds in that chord pattern down the neck in G (4 notes). Good visual. View in Full Screen mode.

See/hear the 4 notes in this video at time .40
View it in Full Screen Mode
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJvw7Uy4xHI

Lyrics at
http://www.tabcrawler.com/1505893/Little-Walter/Tell-Me-Mama


If still can't play it, I'll try writing it down somehow.


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windmill
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Nov 22nd, 2016 04:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks very much for the response

I would like to know what the guitar is doing during the verses (first 8 bars).

The second video has what I am after.

Would really appreciate it if you can write some of out.

:)

I have been listening to Little Walters version at the link below

Little Walter - Tell Me Mama

woodall
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Nov 22nd, 2016 05:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's old and a slightly different faster version. Do not know that one. Maybe ???

Think 145 Blues in G7 C7 D7 and turnaround motes. mimic the bass line (does a turnaround and does a waking line on each chord)

Hammer on part: BbB G BbB D and maybe down to BbG

That descending part is notes G F E D - in verse comes back to G7 chord until time for a turnaround you go to the D7 chord.

another pattern is off a G7 chord (notes). Try Bb C Bb G F D Bb C and 2d time end on G not C

Bass line: walking G

Don't have time now but it seems simple just fast. Need to slow it down. Will try later. Sorry. I like the other version best with LP/Strat.

windmill
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Dec 11th, 2016 04:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the response
I'll give it a go

:)

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