Rockabilly Electric Guitar - Paul Pigat Page Four

The monks who kept Western Music alive during the dark ages considered Tri-tones evil. Back then they chanted and they didn't sing all seven or all twelve of the notes. I think the Gregorian Monks went up to five notes. The Greek Orthodox? 

The Monks knew music was sacred and giving the notes numbers was an pagan ancient Greek thing a hands on no nonsense thinker called Pythagoras basically discovered. He  didn't invent it - he discovered it and also the famous geometric eponymous theorem. Anyway different strokes for different monks.

I think the Gregorians used the bare minimum notes they could get away with to get a groove going because they weren't supposed to be having a good time. That was evil and you have sinned! Now you know why they call it the dark ages.

In the '50's many parents considered Rock and Roll Evil too! Elvis was scandalous. Now Banking and Financial services are ruining/running the world not Rock and Roll or Rockabilly.

James Burton is the subject of Chapter 18. Speaking of Elvis, James was his guitarist and an ever interesting, pure, more melodic player than many. This is a warbling little lick for the sake of itself up at the 12th and 14th fret.

You need to hybrid claw pick to play this. Its not hard and here the camera work is spot on. The Turnaround that comes up next is a must know.

Double stops are next replete with slides and is a very cool lick. A fast diminished lick follows and looks like a lot of work to me but once he explains it its not so bad. Fun!

The 'A chord riff' is next and all of the remaining guitar lessons segments tie together to make up a pretty impressive vocabulary of rockabilly terminology phrasing and licks. Its not all inclusive but its a good start!

As a worthy guitar lesson I recommend it. Gonna find me a hillbilly mama, gonna find me a hillbilly queen, gonna tear it up this weekend, you know what I mean!

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