Big John Studd
April 26th, 2012, 11:49 AM
I'm working on Good Lovin' (the Young Rascals version) to play with my band at an upcoming gig. I've played campfire versions of this song a bunch before, so I know the basic chord progressions, but now I'm trying to really nail down the guitar parts like on the record. What is giving me the hardest time is that part at the end of the chorus where most of the band drops out and it's just the guitar. Can anybody provide some guidance as to what is going on there? It sounds to me like it is being played on the lower (fatter) strings and that there is some sliding in and out of the notes there. It has been difficult to get it just right.
April 26th, 2012, 12:33 PM
What chord form are you using? What key? PRetty simple song...strong rhythm. While I was sitting here remembering this song from my youth, I worked up a finger-picking version out of open position chords!!! LOL
We always played it in barre E forms in the key of A, IIRC. IT has been decadse since I have heard the song.
April 26th, 2012, 02:25 PM
Video on the way.
April 26th, 2012, 02:29 PM
Try this: (Just realized the guitar is out of tune. Sorry, I just grabbed it and started the video because I'm only home for lunch and I wanted to get it posted.) Oh, and the A, in the first power chord (fifth) is on the D string. I said G string on the video.):oops:
April 26th, 2012, 02:36 PM
There it is.....thanks for the refresher course on it jb.
Big John Studd
April 26th, 2012, 04:56 PM
Jbmando, you have gone above and beyond the call! Thank you so much! This will really help me. I was not getting the right feel on that break part where you slide the barre chords. I was close. I think I am going to nail it now!
April 26th, 2012, 10:06 PM
jbmando, thank you for posting this.
April 27th, 2012, 02:22 AM
Excellent tutorial JB!
The fact that you just grabbed your guitar pressed record and 'hit' it actually gives it the urgency that's so friggin' cool about that part of the tune.
*The Rascals were awesome.
April 27th, 2012, 12:57 PM
Thanks Ken. I really should check my tune any time I'm going to put a "lesson" out there. It's kind of embarrassing.
April 28th, 2012, 03:50 AM
jb has it just right.
I like to change it just a bit: I tune the low E down to D. Then for that 'guitar only part' I play the bottom two strings at open, 5 and 7 and a triplet feel. It's pretty much the same as the original but with a nice low note at the start of the phrase.
It sounds good with 2 guitars if the other guy plays it as jb showed.
I think I got this from Jerry Garcia way back in the 60s, but I'm not sure anymore...