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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: “Mama Tried” - Advanced Rhythm

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One, two, one, two, three.
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>> Okay, that's Mama Tried.
And you can tell I'm doing a completely
different kind of accompaniment style with
that song.
So the cool thing about that tune
is that the chords are moving
pretty fast with that.
So what I'm doing there is
I'm playing the intro lick
because it would sound empty without that.
So I do that lick and then when
the band comes in, I'm just focusing on
these three note chords, and
I'm doing my little rolling pattern.
[MUSIC]
So using my pick in this first finger.
[MUSIC]
So I'm
going E triad.
[MUSIC]
So I'm going, I mean D, excuse me,
D triad, G, and
I"m just hammering on right there.
[MUSIC]
So
I'm doing all
this rolling
in different
chord stuff here.
So thats what it gives this cool kind of,
you're changing the position in
the voicing a little bit,
leading up to those next chords.
So if we were to play here.
[MUSIC]
There's your D7.
[MUSIC]
So.
[MUSIC]
So,
I’m doing
all this cool
chord stuff
just out of these
three notes.
So D.
[SOUND] D7.
[SOUND] G.
[SOUND] D, right there.
[MUSIC]
You could do A right there.
A7, because there's your A,
there's your A7.
So watch, I'm going.
[MUSIC]
I'm going,
I'm grabbing that
[MUSIC]
to G.
[MUSIC]
I'm walking this down from G,
[SOUND] that's actually
a G minor real fast.
[MUSIC]
And then
[MUSIC]
A7.
[SOUND] But just the free note
chord of it, [SOUND] to D.
So I'll play a couple of these
different variations, so.
[MUSIC]
Then
we went,
we'll do
it again.
[MUSIC]
So right there,
[MUSIC]
I went to that G.
[MUSIC]
To that.
[MUSIC]
Cuz look.
[MUSIC]
That last note is right there.
[MUSIC]
That's the measure third of G, so.
[MUSIC]
A.
[MUSIC]
Back to D.
[MUSIC]
G there.
D, G, now watch.
[MUSIC]
So, that's A7 because
there's your A
[MUSIC],
there's your seven
[MUSIC].
So the chorus of Mama Tried, so.
[MUSIC]
So, I turned 21 in prison.
[MUSIC]
B minor, so we're going to the six
minor so, I turned 21 in prison.
[MUSIC]
So, we're gonna walk right
down from the major third of D,
[SOUND] right into your B minor.
[MUSIC]
So A7.
[MUSIC]
So walking right up.
[MUSIC]
Right back to D.
So there's some great little things that
you can do there to just keep that rolling
and keep those cords moving,
you can see how what works.
So, thanks a lot.
We're gonna move on.
[MUSIC]