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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: “Folsom Prison Blues” - Advanced Rhythm

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[NOISE]
[MUSIC]
Folsom
Prison
Blues
in E,
obviously
there.
And pretty swift,
if you're doing that right-hand
kind of technique that I was doing.
And I did a little something different
in A, I'll kinda show you there too, and
on the B chord I did
something a little different.
So what I was doing was
basically that pattern.
You don't wanna get too far away from
this pattern, cuz it works well for
this kinda beat, so
[MUSIC].
And then I went to A
[MUSIC].
And by barring this, I'm utilizing these
three fingers that are left open here,
[MUSIC]
to do all that kind of stuff.
[MUSIC]
And that's basically
using these,
[MUSIC].
I'm using the G,
[MUSIC]
the C,
[MUSIC].
So that enables you to do a lot of
stuff with that
[MUSIC].
Now I slid up into this
other position here too,
which is like an A7,
[SOUND] but you're using the E,
[SOUND] the A of the G,
and then major third of A,
which is C sharp, so
[MUSIC].
And you can sus that by moving
the [SOUND] major third to the four,
[SOUND] and that sounds like this
[MUSIC],
so
[MUSIC].
So then when I went to the B,
[MUSIC]
it falls in perfectly with
the way this works
[MUSIC].
So I went first position,
[MUSIC]
to one over three position,
[MUSIC]
right into
[MUSIC].
That ring finger slides up to the five.
And then five flat
7-3 in B, so
[MUSIC].
Same thing we did in A,
so
[MUSIC].
Right back to E7,
which is right there, so [SOUND].
And we even slid in a little
[MUSIC]
in there with that, too.
So there's a couple of different things
that you can do in E that make your rhythm
stand out a little more and a few more
options for that kind of style there.
So, all right,
we're gonna move on.
[MUSIC]