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Feb 3rd, 2019 06:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

The hardest part for me is after the piano solo. On the record, he plays in the key of A a Mixolydian lick around the fifth fret than a descending country style sweep pick, then he transitions into a descending chromatic run.

There isn't a Blue note on this tune hence the fingering and the phrasing is either country or jazz (all done at 148 blast beats a min. ya wow! )

Country's chords progression typically is I IV V and Jazz is a IV V I and it shows in Brent Mason's phrasing.

It's damn near too fast for me. ( a lot of guys I see play it on the Internet but if you notice it's no where the speed of 148 beats per min like the song) I have to practice and practice to get up to that speed because I don't naturally play songs at this tempo.

Get a chance it's worth studying. It's like a lifetime of country licks compacted into one instrumental while being an exercise in the passing tone. (and equal to any shedder instrumental known)



Feb 4th, 2019 08:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

Try playing the pedal steel solo some time. ;>))

I have this album on cassette. I bought it about 20 or so years ago when it came out. It's been a while but it is very listenable, and not a blow you away with chops on every song affair.


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Feb 6th, 2019 12:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Jeez, I would not even attempt to play that. The fact that you can even come close is impressive!

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