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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Intros and Endings: Train Beat

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[MUSIC]
Okay, we're going to go over a few little
more things about getting into
these tunes like some intros and
stuff, and pickup notes getting in.
A lot of times I like to do this kind of
stuff on the low strings because we're
getting into, use it into like a rhythm
pattern in the song if somebody's singing.
So we'll do a few things
on the low strings, and
then we'll do a couple little
ideas on some of the high strings.
So we're going to do the train
beat in A and I'll go ahead and
play a little bit here, and
then we'll talk a little bit about it too.
>> One two three.
[MUSIC]
>> Okay, I played to the whole
track there but
into that song when the count is like,
what our drummer counted in one,
two, three,
like on the end of three,
you're doing your pickup note to get in.
So you're doing just a little bit of
a pickup note to get into that rhythm, so.
[MUSIC]
So what I did was I slid down
the low E string.
[MUSIC]
So I'm triggering off the five note,
and I bent down, to that note.
[MUSIC]
And I slid right up into that, so.
[MUSIC]
So that was a little pickup note,
one, two, three, four, one.
[MUSIC]
So you're getting into the tune you're
just getting, it's like a pickup note.
So it'd be kind of like fiddles used
to do, to pickup country songs and
stuff or steel guitar, and
then later on the telecaster.
So that's kinda that idea.
[MUSIC]
You could do it here.
[MUSIC]
Working right down the pentatonic shape.
[MUSIC]
So I bent right, I slide down.
[MUSIC]
And I'm sliding down from the key we're
in, so we're in A, so
I'm sliding down from the A note.
[MUSIC]
And then when I went to the fourth chord,
I went right to the D note, so.
[MUSIC]
And played something right
out of that D pentatonic shape there.
[MUSIC]
So.
[MUSIC]
Slid up.
[MUSIC]
Right back to A.
[MUSIC]
And when I went to the E.
[MUSIC]
Right to the E note.
[MUSIC]
So that's a little example of just
how to get into that tune or that track,
how to get in there with a pickup note,
play some examples of
some low string stuff.
And then also, just the fact that
when you're changing these chords,
in A especially you've got
all these open strings and
really just working off of this.
The second fret, fourth fret on
all these strings, the G, D,
A, and E string a lot of open strings
to be able to, like for an A.
[MUSIC]
A lot of cool stuff
you can do right there with
these open strings,
especially the open G.
[MUSIC]
Open D for the E.
[MUSIC]
Cuz that gives you that kind of a little
bit of a bluesy sound,
almost like the Buck Owens kinda sound.
[MUSIC]
Little bit of that kind of low
string stuff there.
So, now we're gonna move
on to some other stuff now.
[MUSIC]