Blues Rockabilly Riff, I wrote this a few minutes ago. I was thinking a little about Flatt and Scruggs the great Bluegrass players and I picked up the nearest guitar that I could find, which happened to be my semi-acoustic Ibanez 105N, pictured below.
I was going to write a Bluegrass type of tune and the following came out instead, it’s sort of a rockabilly riff I guess, a litle like ‘Your Mamma Don’t Dance’ by Loggins and Messina. It’s what I call a ‘Three Chord Wonder’, a tune with three chords only but a valid piece of music.
You could play it slow, fast, Electric, Acoustic, Swing…whatever. So long as it is IN TIME. Start slow and gradually get your speed up. So many players are in a hurry to play fast, it’ll come.
To download the printable pdf file click the link g_blues_rock_riff
I first heard Dan Fogelberg around the time that Souvenirs came out. In fact one of my all time favourite songs is Wysteria of the Homefree album
If you want to do the Acoustic Guitar Singer Songwriter thing, thisis how to do it. A poem, a story a ballad, a simple melody and a guitar part that stands up by itself, hamer ons, simple chords and and a straight forward finger picking hand. Dan Fogelbergs death was a loss to the musical community. But the beauty of the technology we have is it’s ability to capture and freeze time.
A sentimental tune and it was great that he was successful with it because many people would have got to hear a lot of his other music. If you are not aware of Dan Fogelbergs music, explore his first few albums. This guy is good and as a singer songwriter it’s the level to aspire to.