Lessons How To Play Jailhouse RockJune 30, 202020Comments by Griff What can you say, it’s a classic, it’s from “The King,” and it’s a blues… with some attitude! Dig it! Griff 20 replies to "How To Play Jailhouse Rock" Michael Chappell July 12, 2020 Hey Griff, Great lesson and good to see some 50’s and maybe 60’s 12 bar blues songs. This one is a great song and I have already started on it but have to get back to it.. as you said original tuning is Eb but sounds also good in standard tuning..the solo is 8 bars starting with 9th fret Bstring together with 11th & 12th Fret fret G string Bend.. You need to sing as you have a great voice.. Thanks Michael-Sydney-Australia 13th July 2020 Reply Dan July 2, 2020 Really appreciate you taking the time to bring these older songs back to life. I really lean to this older style of music. Thanks again for sharing your talent with us who really enjoy the guitar. Blessings Reply Chesterboy July 1, 2020 Great Griff just mastered timing for BB king work shop so important Chesterboy Reply Flagestad (Norway) July 1, 2020 Correction: Should of course be “Georgia”… Reply H. " '59" Flagestad July 1, 2020 Scotty Moore was quite an inventor as to guitar sound. Someone who knows what guitar he played on Jailhouse Rock? (Some Gibson I guess). Nobody has been able to just copy his sound, as far as I have ever heard. I guess he was still with Elvis on King Creole, what a cool guitar sound on that one too, – so let that one be the next sometime, guitar man Griff… Thanks a lot for this swingin’ Jailhouse lesson. And remember, – let the 50s roll like a big wheel in a Georia cotton field! (freely after Big Joe Turner..) Reply Joel G July 1, 2020 Great lesson to go with the tab of last months GW issue. Reply tony July 1, 2020 Do You hate that fender. It was sounding very bad . A little buzz is okay but seemed like its crying for help. Sounded great when You first got it . Thanks for the lesson anyway buzz buzz buzz buzz . l o love it needs dude. Reply Donovan July 1, 2020 Plus you had Elvis singing so surely none of the girls cared what the band was doing, or if Elvis could play a guitar. None of it mattered. Reply Dennis Boyer July 1, 2020 This is fun! Thanks Griff. I wish you’d do a course on ‘popular’ ’50s and ’60s songs, maybe if you prefer, just those that incorporate mostly blues notes. Reply Dennis Boyer July 1, 2020 I’d buy it in a heartbeat! Reply David July 1, 2020 I strongly agree with Dennis. I think most players who have been attracted to the blues also like early rock with the blues progression/shuffle. When I look back I realize the rock songs I liked most were based on the blues. Reply rich cibelli July 1, 2020 Great Tune, thanks for the lesson…. Reply Mike July 1, 2020 Love it Griff. Is that just reverb? Reply Jim Cinnater July 1, 2020 Hey Griff!! Greetings once again from your son’s college town, Denton, TX (when UNT is in session of course as my wife ‘works’ at the neighborhood second university TWU when not complicated by this COVID deal)!! Is this your new (old) 1969 Fender Stratocaster you picked up from Norm?? Jim C. Reply john lodyga July 1, 2020 The blues brothers version probably would have helped a bit. Reply Jeff July 1, 2020 The blues is the roots. The rest is the fruits. Reply Ray July 1, 2020 Reminds me of a comment a friend once said (He is in L.A. now, serious studio player and teacher, but Griff knows Steve, I believe Griff was one of Steve’s students). Why is LA like granola? Because when you remove all the fruit and nuts, all you have left are flakes….. Reply DaveyJoe July 5, 2020 I don’t think granola comment quit matches up withe Jeff’s comment. Not even a little bit. Reply DaveyJoe July 5, 2020 Very appropriate comment there Jeff. 7/4/20 Reply Jerry Persall July 1, 2020 I very much enjoy these little lessons on how some of the early classic rock tunes were done. If I could play all of the James Burton stuff as well as the unnamed studio guitarists stuff I would be even more immensely happy than I am and that’s a lot at 75. Very much appreciated! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.