Rockabilly licks...

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  1. JimH

    JimH Member

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    Ended up playing an impromptu rock and roll set to satisfy a retirement crowd last week, got me thinking I fancied having a few more licks in the repertoire - yes I can listen to hundreds of records yadda yadda but I just fancied a few licks to flash around if and when it happens again - come on guys you know the score!

    so....any thoughts on somewhere to look for a few licks, the more challenging/interesting the better really, thanks...
     
  2. GA19RVT

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    Man, if you want to up your rockabilly lick knowledge, get the Brian Setzer Hotlicks DVD. That thing is a gold mine of rock, blues, jazz, swing and county licks--which is what Rockabilly is made out of! I've had a tape or disc of that thing for 10+ years and it still isn't getting old.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgUCs72RDHs

    Go to Youtube and type in Brian Setzer Guitar lesson and you will find more than enough! :AOK
     
  4. JimH

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    I was considering one of his DVDs do they come with TAB? Better to get a book? I find it much easier to learn the runs with tab or something.
     
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    I would actually suggest going another route.

    I'm a firm believer that a lot of rockabilly licks are just warmed over western swing riffs. There's a great book by Joe Carr called 60 Hot Licks for Western Swing Guitar.

    I say go to the source - the same well the original rockabilly players drank from. I think a lot of early Marty Robbins stuff really shows the overlap. Scotty Moore/Hank Garland stuff with Elvis as well. If Scotty Moore wasn't a Merle Travis fan - then I'll eat a thumb pick.
     
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    best DVD, far and away, for rockabilly is by Paul Pigat.....just an amazing guitarist from a Canadian band, Cousin Harley.

    http://www.amazon.com/Rockabilly-Guitar-Paul-Pigat/dp/B000LC4Y4U

    The Setzer vid is good, but more scattered. Pigat is focused, well-filmed and well-organized.

    His "Travis Picking" DVD is equally awesome.....and a good companion piece.

    Here's some clips and live stuff.....also looks like he has a brand new DVD, too!

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=paul+pigat&search_type=
     
  7. JimH

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    Wow thanks guys - really good info there.
     
  8. Jules6120

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    + 1 for the Brian Setzer video.
    Also look at the Danny Gatton videos which are incredible!
    The 2 DVD set by Jim Weider:[FONT=arial,helvetica]Rockabilly Guitar Vol.1 and Vol.2 is great and pretty easy![/FONT]
     
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    Doug Seven vols 3&4 are pretty dang good, and if you log onto his site, this weekend hes practically giving them away for some reason. Its good stuff. I only know this because he just sent out an email today. I dont know why hes giving them away but I would jump,

    google him,

    ee
     
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    +1 on the Paul Pigat videos.

    While I love Setzer and you can cop some licks, I walked away from the Pigat DVD's with more. YMMV.
     
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    Amazon link says out of stock:try this link!

    http://www.learnrootsmusic.com/

    I know Doug Cox, the guy who produces these videos, from a guitar camp I've attended a few times. Great guy, great dobro player, and all-around fun to jam with kind of guy!
     

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