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The Memphis Sound

Keith Wyatt explores the Memphis sound from the axe of Steve Cropper, who was the guitarist for Booker T and the MGs. First, he fleshes out the rhythm part of the classic Green Onions’ by adapting the keyboard counter melody to go along with the bass line. Then, on Fig. 2, it’s time for nasty, grits-and-gravy funk, working a bass line with syncopated chord figures. Relax your right arm, Keith encourages, and go for the pure soul.

Audio guitar lesson:
http://truefire.com/guitabulary/lessons/downhome.mp3

Tab, notation and Power Tab files available at here.