Another Sweet Home Chicago Intro – “Chord Soloing”

There are a lot of cool ways to play the first 12 of Sweet Home Chicago, but this one I heard from Luther Tucker struck me as a great use of ‘chord soloing,’ for lack of a better term.

In this case, the soloing is done from regular, simple chord shapes, and only at the end does it switch over to a standard “house pattern” type of soloing.

The TAB is HERE if you want it (PDF)

11 Comments

  • Jerry

    Reply Reply December 17, 2018

    This sounds like something that Robert Lockwood Jr. would do .

  • Jerry

    Reply Reply December 17, 2018

    Reminds me of something that Robert Lockwood Jr would play .

  • Mike

    Reply Reply December 16, 2018

    Thx Griff, this is fun and sounds great! I really enjoy your emails, your course content and how well you present the information to help improve my guitar studies!

  • Bill Van Allen

    Reply Reply December 16, 2018

    Griff, that was a very useful lesson. It took me most of the day to get it down but that is great stuff! Thank you!

  • Mark

    Reply Reply December 16, 2018

    Thanks for this Griff, really instructive. Any guitar work, especially lead that uses harmony of two strings, hybrid picking etc just sounds top drawer. Much ‘fuller’ and more expansive than single notes, especially for slow work. Never heard this version before but after such a great lesson will be working on it.Hope you and the family have a great Christmas and New Year.

  • Alexander Blue

    Reply Reply December 15, 2018

    Another good one Tater !

    • PAUL

      Reply Reply December 15, 2018

      NOT TO GET OFF THE SUBJET OF THE VIDEO. BASICALY THIS LIKE DELTA BLUES STYLE. I HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE AND KNOW IT WELL. I USE IT AT TIMES TO DO AN INTRO, OR AN ENDING WITH A DIFFERANY APPROACH.
      I WATCH KSCL TV ON CABEL. THEY HAD AN HOUR OF BLUES AND THEY STATERD WITH DELTA BLUES. JUST WHAT YOUR PLAYING FOR THE CHORD IN E.
      I NEVER KNEW THAT THERE ARE MNAY TYPES OF BLUES STYLES. CHICAGO, DELTA, IN HOUSE BLUES AND COUNTRY BLUES.
      WOULD BE NICE GRIFF IF YOU COULD ONE TIME, GO TRUOGH ALL THE TYPES OF STYLES TO PLAY BLUES. MAN, I SAW SO MANY DIFFERANT STYLES IN ONE HOUR, IT ACCULAY HELPED ME WITH WRITING BLUES SONGS.
      I JUST FINALLY GOT “BAD TO THE BONE” DOWN ON SLIDE GUITAR IN G.
      THE DESTROYER DID IT. GEORGE THOROGODD. ALSO MANY BLUES BANDS.

  • chris clemans

    Reply Reply December 15, 2018

    Like I said before this lesson is spot on! Thanks Griff.

  • Steve

    Reply Reply December 15, 2018

    Man I love the blues!! Great riff Griff. Thks for the lesson!

  • Doug Posey

    Reply Reply December 15, 2018

    That is a great warm up exercise classic, written that way…. and that sound is pretty much why I wanted to learn to play Blues Guitar. Thanks for caring enough about your students to decipher this for us all…

  • Gery Sasko

    Reply Reply December 15, 2018

    A great lesson on a seminal blues classic. Thanks Griff! Terrific!

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