Learn “Good Rockin’ Tonight” Rockabilly Guitar Solo

Learn to play “Good Rockin’ Tonight” Rockabilly Guitar Solo

“Good Rocking Tonight” was originally a jump blues song released in 1947 by its writer, Roy Brown and was covered by many other recording artists. The song includes the memorable refrain, “Well I heard the news, there’s good rocking tonight!” The song anticipated elements of rock and roll music. In 1954, “Good Rockin’ Tonight” was the second Sun Records release by Elvis Presley, along with “I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine” on the flip side.

The song was from The Sun Sessions which was a compilation of Elvis Presley recordings at Sun Studios in 1954 and 1955. It was issued by RCA Records in 1976, and had been issued and charted as The Sun Collection in the UK the previous year.

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“Good Rockin’ Tonight” Lyrics

Well, I heard the news
there’s good rockin’ tonight.
Well, I heard the news
There’s good rockin’ tonight.

I’m gonna hold my baby
as tight as I can.
Tonight she’ll know
I’m a mighty, mighty man.
I heard the news,
there’s good rockin’ tonight.

I say, well, meet me in a hurry
behind the barn,
Don’t you be afraid, darling,
I’ll do you no harm
I want you to bring
along my rockin’ shoes,
‘Cause tonight I’m gonna rock away
all my blues.
I heard the news,
there’s good rockin’ tonight.

Well, we’re gonna rock. We’re gonna rock.
Let’s rock. Come on and rock.
We’re gonna rock all our blues away.

Have you heard the news?
Everybody’s rockin’ tonight.
Have you heard the news?
Everybody’s rockin’ tonight.

I’m gonna hold my baby
as tight as I can,
Well, tonight she’ll know
I’m a mighty, mighty man.
I heard the news,
There’s good rockin’ tonight.

Well, we’re gonna rock, rock, rock,
Come on and rock, rock, rock,
Well, rock, rock, rock, rock,
Let’s rock, rock, rock, rock,
We’re gonna rock all our blues away.


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Posted on September 28, 2014

Stay With Me” by Sam Smith on Acoustic Guitar

How to Play “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith on Acoustic Guitar

Sam Smith was born on 19 May 1992 is a British soul singer-songwriter. He rose to fame in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure’s breakthrough single “Latch”, which peaked at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. His subsequent feature—on Naughty Boy’s “La La La”—earned him his first number 1 single in May 2013.

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“Stay with Me” is a song by British singer-songwriter Sam Smith from his debut studio album In the Lonely Hour (2014). It was released in the United Kingdom as a digital download on 18 May 2014. The song was written by Smith and Jimmy Napier. “Stay with Me” is a pop ballad that details the protagonist pleading with his one-night stand not to leave him.

The hit song has become Smith’s most successful single to date, peaking at number one in the United Kingdom, becoming his third chart-topper there (second as a solo artist), as well as in Canada and New Zealand. In the United States, it peaked at number two for two weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart becoming his first top ten it in the country. It has also reached Top 10 status in over twelve countries worldwide, becoming his most successful single to date.

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“Stay With Me” by Sam Smith Lyrics

[Verse 1:]
Guess it’s true, I’m not good at a one-night stand
But I still need love ’cause I’m just a man
These nights never seem to go to plan
I don’t want you to leave, will you hold my hand?

[Chorus:]
Oh, won’t you stay with me?
‘Cause you’re all I need
This ain’t love, it’s clear to see
But darling, stay with me

[Verse 2:]
Why am I so emotional?
No, it’s not a good look, gain some self-control
And deep down I know this never works
But you can lay with me so it doesn’t hurt

[Chorus 3x]


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Posted on September 26, 2014

Learn The Marshall Tucker Band – Can’t You See

The Marshall Tucker Band is an American Southern rock/country rock band originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. The band’s blend of rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, country, and gospel helped establish the Southern rock genre in the early 1970s. While the band had reached the height of its commercial success by the end of the decade, the band has recorded and performed continuously under various lineups for nearly 40 years.

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The original lineup of the Marshall Tucker Band, formed in 1972, included lead guitarist, vocalist, and primary songwriter Toy Caldwell (1947–1993), vocalist Doug Gray (born 1948), keyboard player, saxophone player, and flutist Jerry Eubanks (born 1950), rhythm guitarist George McCorkle (1946–2007), drummer Paul Riddle (born 1953), and bassist Tommy Caldwell (1949–1980). They signed with Capricorn Records and in 1973 released their first LP, The Marshall Tucker Band.

“Can’t You See” is a song written by Toy Caldwell of The Marshall Tucker Band. The song was originally recorded by the band on their 1973 debut album, The Marshall Tucker Band, and released as the album’s first single. It was re-released in 1977 and peaked at number 75 on the Billboard Hot 100.

A live version of the song is included as the final track on the band’s 1975 album, Searchin’ for a Rainbow.

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“Can’t You See” by The Marshall Tucker Band Lyrics

Gonna take a freight train
Down at the station, Lord
I don’t care where it goes
Gonna climb a mountain
The highest mountain
Jump off, nobody gonna know

Can’t you see, whoa, can’t you see
What that woman, Lord, she been doin’ to me
Can’t you see, can’t you see
What that woman, she been doin’ to me

I’m gonna find me
A hole in the wall
I’m gonna crawl inside and die
‘Cause my lady, now
A mean ol’ woman, Lord
Never told me goodbye

Can’t you see, oh, can’t you see
What that woman, Lord, she been doin’ to me
Can’t you see, can’t you see
What that woman, Lord, she been doin’ to me

I’m gonna buy a ticket, now
As far as I can
Ain’t a-never comin’ back
Ride me a southbound
All the way to Georgia, now
Till the train, it run out of track

Can’t you see, oh, can’t you see
What that woman, Lord, she been doin’ to me
Can’t you see, can’t you see
What that woman, she been doin’ to me

Can’t you see, whoa, can’t you see
What that woman, Lord, she been doin’ to me
Can’t you see, whoa, can’t you see
What that woman, she been doin’ to me

Can’t you see (oh, she’s such a crazy lady), can’t you see
What that woman, she been doin’ to me
Can’t you see (Lord, I can’t stand), can’t you see
What that woman, she been doin’ to me

Can’t you see (I’m gonna take a freight train), can’t you see (down at the station, Lord)
What that woman, she been doin’ to me (ain’t never comin’ back)
Can’t you see (gonna ride me a southbound, now), can’t you see (all the way to Georgia, Lord)
What that woman, she been doin’ to me (till the train run out of track)

Posted on September 26, 2014

Learn Metallica – Nothing Else Matters

Learn Metallica – Nothing Else Matters – Acoustic Guitar

How to Play “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica on Acoustic Guitar

Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band’s fast tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive musicianship placed them as one of the founding “big four” bands of thrash metal, alongside Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Metallica was formed in 1981 when James Hetfield responded to an advertisement posted by drummer Lars Ulrich in a local newspaper. The band’s current line-up includes founders Hetfield (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Ulrich (drums), longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, and bassist Robert Trujillo, who joined the band in 2003.

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“Nothing Else Matters” is a power ballad by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released in 1992 as the third single from their self-titled fifth studio album, Metallica. The song peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart as well as top-ten positions on many European charts. “Nothing Else Matters” was featured as a playable track in the music video game Guitar Hero: Metallica. Recognized as one of Metallica’s best known and most popular songs, it has become a staple in live performances. The song has been covered over forty times.

Its intro is an E minor arpeggio beginning with the open low E followed by the open G, B and high E strings.

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“Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica Lyrics

So close no matter how far
Couldn’t be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don’t just say
And nothing else matters

Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
But I know

So close no matter how far
Couldn’t be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
But I know

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don’t just say
And nothing else matters

Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they say
Never cared for games they play
Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
And I know

So close no matter how far
Couldn’t be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
No nothing else matters

 


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Posted on September 26, 2014

Adele – Someone Like You Acoustic Guitar

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Adele was born on 5 May 1988 is a British singer-songwriter. Adele was offered a recording contract from XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. The next year she received the Brit Awards “Critics’ Choice” award and won the BBC Sound of 2008. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success.

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Adele released her second studio album, 21, in early 2011. The album was well received critically and surpassed the success of her début, earning the singer six Grammy Awards in 2012 including Album of the Year, also the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. The album has also led to her receiving numerous other awards.

“Someone like You” was written by Adele and Dan Wilson for her second studio album 21. The song was inspired by a broken relationship, and lyrically it speaks of Adele coming to terms with it. XL Recordings released the song as the second single from the album on 24 January 2011 in the United Kingdom and on 9 August 2011 in the United States. Accompanied only by a piano in the song (played by co-writer Wilson),

Adele sings about the end of the relationship with her ex-boyfriend. The song received positive reviews from music critics who chose the song as a highlight of the album and praised the lyrics, its simple sound and Adele’s vocal performance.

It was voted third most favourite single of the last 60 years. “Someone like You” is the 36th best-selling single in the history of the UK Singles Chart. As a critically successful song, “Someone like You” appeared on many year-end lists about the best songs of 2011. “Someone like You” was the first recipient of the Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance, at the 54th Grammy Awards, held on 12 February 2012. In 2013, it became the most downloaded digital single of all-time in the UK.

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Adele – Someone Like You Lyrics

I heard that you’re settled down
That you found a girl and you’re married now.
I heard that your dreams came true.
Guess she gave you things I didn’t give to you.

Old friend, why are you so shy?
Ain’t like you to hold back or hide from the light.

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it.
I had hoped you’d see my face and that you’d be reminded
That for me it isn’t over.

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don’t forget me, I beg
I’ll remember you said,
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead,
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead”

You know how the time flies
Only yesterday was the time of our lives
We were born and raised
In a summer haze
Bound by the surprise of our glory days

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it.
I’d hoped you’d see my face and that you’d be reminded
That for me it isn’t over.

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don’t forget me, I beg
I’ll remember you said,
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead.”

Nothing compares
No worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes
They are memories made.
Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don’t forget me, I beg
I’ll remember you said,
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead”.

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don’t forget me, I beg
I’ll remember you said,
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead,
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead.”


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Posted on September 26, 2014

Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven Lesson

How to Play Stairway to Heaven on Guitar – Led Zeppelin Acoustic Guitar Lesson

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Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The band consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The group’s heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues on their early albums, has drawn them recognition as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, though their unique style drew from a wide variety of influences, including folk music.

Led Zeppelin signed a deal with Atlantic Records that afforded them considerable artistic freedom. Although the group was initially unpopular with critics, they achieved significant commercial success with albums such as Led Zeppelin (1969), Led Zeppelin II (1969), Led Zeppelin III (1970), their untitled fourth album (1971), Houses of the Holy (1973), and Physical Graffiti (1975). Their fourth album, which features the track “Stairway to Heaven”, is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, and it helped to cement the popularity of the group.

“Stairway to Heaven” was released in late 1971. It was composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the band’s untitled fourth studio album (often referred to as Led Zeppelin IV). It is often referred to as one of the greatest rock songs of all time.

The eight minute and two seconds song has three sections each one progressively increasing in tempo and volume. It starts as a slow acoustic-based folk melody accompanied by recorders before introducing electric instrumentation. The final section is an uptempo hard rock arrangement highlighted by Page’s intricate guitar solo accompanying Plant’s vocals that end with the plaintive a cappella line: “And she’s buying a Stairway to Heaven”.

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“Stairway To Heaven” by Led Zeppelin Lyrics

There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she’s buying a stairway to heaven.

There’s a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
‘Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there’s a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it’s whispered that soon, if we all call the tune,
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long,
And the forests will echo with laughter.

If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now,
It’s just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on.
And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it won’t go, in case you don’t know,
The piper’s calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.


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Posted on September 26, 2014

Learn To Play “Baby, Please Don’t Go

“Baby, Please Don’t Go” is a classic blues song which has been called “one of the most played, arranged, and rearranged pieces in blues history”.

It was popularized by Delta blues musician Big Joe Williams, who recorded the first of several versions of the song in 1935. Its roots have been traced back to nineteenth-century American songs, which deal with themes of bondage and imprisonment. “Baby, Please Don’t Go” became an early blues standard with recordings by several blues musicians.

Many renditions have been recorded from lots of musicians including Billy Lee Riley, Big Maybelle, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Mance Lipscomb, Mose Allison, Pink Anderson, Bob Dylan, Georgie Fame, Bukka White, John P. Hammond, Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis, MC5, Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Doors, Paul Butterfield, Aerosmith and AC/DC to name but a few.

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The version I like is the one by “Them” recorded for Decca Records in October 1964.

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“Baby Please Don’t Go”

Baby, please don’t go
Baby, please don’t go
Baby, please don’t go
Down to New Orleans
You know I love you so
Baby please don’t go

Baby, your mind done gone
Well, your mind done gone
Well, your mind done gone
Left the county farm
You had the shackles on
Baby, please don’t go

Before I be your dog
Before I be your dog
Before I be your dog
To git you way down here
I make you walk alone
Baby, please don’t go
Hey

Baby, please don’t go
Baby, please don’t go
Baby, please don’t go
Down to New Orleans
You know I love you so
Baby, please don’t go

Before I be your dog
Before I be your dog
Before I be your dog
Git you way down here
Make you walk alone
Baby, please don’t go

Know how I feel right now
My baby leavin’, on that midnight train
And I’m cryin’

Baby, please don’t go
Oh, baby please don’t go
Baby, please don’t go
Down to New Orleans
You know I love you so
Baby, please don’t go
Let’s go

Before I be your dog
Before I be your dog
Before I be your dog
To git you way down here
I make you walk alone
Baby, please don’t go, yeah

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Posted on September 24, 2014

Guitar Lessons From BB King

BB King Guitar Lesson

Below is BB King showing how he plays Chords on Guitar

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Posted on September 24, 2014

John Mayall – Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton – “All Your Love” Lesson

Learn To Play “All Your Love” Lesson – John Mayall – Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton

All Your Love (I Miss Loving)” or “All Your Love” is a blues song written and recorded in 1958 by Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush. It is “the best-known and most covered of Rush’s [authored] songs”, Peter Green acknowledged being influenced by “All Your Love”‘ when he wrote the rock classic “Black Magic Woman”,

All Your Love Is the first track from the Blues Breakers LP recorded in 1966, the first studio album and the second overall credited to John Mayall, who teamed up for the first time in a studio release with ex-Yardbird Eric Clapton.

It is also known as Beano Album because of its cover photograph showing Clapton reading The Beano, a British children’s comic. Clapton stated in his autobiography that he was reading Beano on the cover as he felt like being “uncooperative” during the photo shoot.

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John Mayall – Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton – “All Your Love” Lyrics

All the love I miss loving, all the kiss I miss kissing.
All the love I miss loving, all the kiss I miss kissing.
Before I met you baby, never knew what I was missing.

All your love, pretty baby, that I got in store for you.
All your love, pretty baby, that I got in store for you.
I love you pretty baby, well I say you love me too.

All your loving, pretty baby, all your loving, pretty baby.
All your loving, pretty baby, all your loving, pretty baby.
Since I first met you baby, I never knew what I was missing.

Hey, hey baby, hey, hey baby.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, baby, oh, oh, baby.
Since I first met you baby, never knew what I was missing.

 

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Posted on September 24, 2014

She Caught the Katy (And Left Me a Mule To Ride)

Henry Saint Clair Fredericks (born May 17, 1942), who uses the stage name Taj Mahal, is an American Grammy Award-winning blues musician. He often incorporates elements of world music into his works.

A self-taught singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, piano, banjo and harmonica (among many other instruments), Mahal has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music over the course of his almost 50-year career by fusing it with nontraditional forms, including sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and the South Pacific.

Taj Mahal leads with his thumb and middle finger when fingerpicking, rather than with his index finger as the majority of guitar players do. “I play with a flatpick,” he says, “when I do a lot of blues leads.” Early in his musical career Mahal studied the various styles of his favorite blues singers, including musicians like Jimmy Reed, Son House, Sleepy John Estes, Big Mama Thornton, Howlin’ Wolf, Mississippi John Hurt, and Sonny Terry. He describes his hanging out at clubs like Club 47 in Massachusetts and Ash Grove in Los Angeles as “basic building blocks in the development of his music.”

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“She Caught the Katy (And Left Me a Mule To Ride)” is a blues standard written by Taj Mahal and James Rachell. The song was first recorded for Taj Mahal’s 1968 album The Natch’l Blues, and is one of Mahal’s most famous tunes. It has since been covered many times, and is included on the soundtrack for the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers (the song greets Jake Blues as he leaves prison, in the beginning of the movie). According to John Belushi’s widow, it was Belushi’s favorite blues song. The “Katy” refers to the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad.

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She Caught the Katy (And Left Me a Mule To Ride) Lyrics

She caught the Katy, and left me a mule to ride
She caught the Katy, and left me a mule to ride
My baby caught the Katy, left me a mule to ride
The train pulled out, and I swung on behind
I’m crazy ’bout her, that hardheaded woman of mine

Man my baby’s long, great god she’s mighty, she’s tall
You know my baby’s long, great god she’s mighty, my baby she’s tall
Well my baby she’s long, my baby she’s tall
She sleeps with her head in the kitchen and her big feet out in the hall
And I’m still crazy ’bout her, that hardheaded woman of mine

Well I love my baby, she’s so fine
I wish she’d come and see me some time
If you don’t believe I love her, look what a hole I’m in
If you don’t believe I’m sinking, look what a shape I’m in

She caught the Katy, and left me a mule to ride
She caught the Katy, and left me a mule to ride
Well my baby caught the Katy, left me a mule to ride
The train pulled out, and I swung on behind
I’m crazy ’bout her, that hardheaded woman, hardheaded woman of mine

Some free Blues Guitar lessons that I have got a lot of useful Blues Guitar techniques from has been from Marty Schwartz Blues Guitar Lessons.

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Posted on May 12, 2014