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FDP Forum / The Chop Shop / Hitch a Ride (Boston): why it's great

Peegoo
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Get ready for the

Buena Buena
Apr 23rd, 2018 01:58 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've always been a fan of the band's music and have played this tune for years, but I never knew there was *so much* going on with the acoustics.

I knew they were in there, but the chord structure is fairly complex and that is what makes it so hard to sound like Boston.

And the bass playing is KILLIN' on this track.

Rick Beato's analysis right here

Foggy1
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So, so you think you can tell?
Apr 23rd, 2018 02:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

The guy is amazing. Most of what he says just goes way above my head theory wise, as I'm just now trying to learn my way around the fretboard.

But keep watching them all, watched several this morning, but hadn't made it to that one yet.

Thanks.

Peegoo
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Buena Buena
Apr 23rd, 2018 04:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

Foggy1, allow me to light a candle rather than curse your darkness :o)

The best place to start is to learn all the notes on the fret board to the 12th fret. Sixty-six notes? That's hard!

Nope. It's easier than you think! You need to commit only 30 notes to memory, and the rest will automatically follow.

Here's how:

Memorize the notes from low E to high E at the nut and at frets 3, 5, 7, and 9 (the frets with position markers, as follows.

Nut: E A D G B E

3rd fret: G C F Bb D G

5th fret: A D G C E A

7th fret: B E A D Gb B

9th fret: Db Gb B E Ab Db

Notice you really don't need to memorize the notes on the high E string because they match the notes on the low E. So we're down to only 25 notes total.

But you probably already know the names of the open string notes (the nut), so now it's only 20 notes we have to memorize. And the 12th fret simply restarts the nut notes and goes up from there.

So how do we know all the mystery notes at the frets with no markers? Simple.

Look at that string and fret position in question, and grab the note on that string at the closest position marker. Then add or subtract the half-steps it took to get there.

For instance, 4th string, 6th fret. You know the 5th fret on the 4th string is a G, and the 7th fret is an A. So the 6th fret is an Ab (or G#).

Another example: 2nd string, 11th fret. You didn't memorize this one either, but you know it's a Bb (or an A#) because it's a half-step below the B note at the 12th fret.

Commit this little brain trick to memory, and as you practice Name That Note, your brain will allow you to "see" the note name at every fret position for every string. You'll look at it and you'll know what it is--just like Rick does in his vids.

Cheers.


Foggy1
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So, so you think you can tell?
Apr 23rd, 2018 04:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

Wow thanks again Peegoo. I'll get started asap!

Achase4u

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Apr 28th, 2018 06:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

I don't need to watch this video because I already know what makes it great:

IT'S FREAKIN BOSTON!!!!!!!!! WOOOO!!!!

Peegoo
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Buena Buena
Apr 28th, 2018 06:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

Give that man a tee shirt!

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Tone is in the lingers
May 8th, 2018 06:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

The solo outro on this song always sounded like it was from a different song but that's why it worked. It was a song within a song, which I've always loved.

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trust your cape
May 8th, 2018 07:58 PM   Edit   Profile  

The outro solo section is like the piano coda on Layla: just when you think the tune cannot be improved, it is.

Achase4u

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May 8th, 2018 08:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

And I recall there being a lot of contention over that ending piano part of Layla. Wasn't it drummer Jim Gordon that played the outro piano? Someone else played the parts earlier in the tune. They didn't like how square and hard Jim played the ending...



Peegoo
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trust your cape
May 9th, 2018 07:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah.

And over the past year or so, Gordon’s girlfriend surfaced and claimed SHE came up with that chord melody piece Gordon (R.I.P.) played on Layla. She’s money grubbing, even if she did write it.

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